Leading on from our Face of the Day and Metro’s article on John Campbell.
I don’t have anything against JC personally. He can do whatever he likes, because I can choose not to watch or listen, a choice which I continue to exercise.
Where it all came unstuck was the absolutely ludicrous move by the left of politics to try and turn this into yet another conspiracy about the Key government. And on that basis, they had to lose that one. So I take satisfaction they lost that battle, although personally I am not convinced they love him that much either. He was just another stick to beat the government with. Politics is ruthless like that.
Mediaworks have done worse since they booted him. And Radio New Zealand haven’t picked up any of the expected ‘fans’ because the ‘fans’ were nothing but the same social media and media noise that the left of politics mistake for true support.
Let’s also remember that JC joined camp Dotcom and tried to make nothing into something to take John Key down. That single “smoking gun” episode that John Key knew of Dotcom before he said he did was deeply embarrassing. (It’s also the only time I’ve seen more than just a snippet of his program for a good decade as I wanted to know what Campbell knew what we didn’t – in the end, nothing).
As an advocacy journalist he is entitled to do that. Mediaworks, as an employer, are entitled to remove his soapbox. That’s the end of that, really. Read more »