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14/10/2009

Another barrage of blinkered opinions left right & centre. Simple works every time: Q – Who should screen Rugby World Cup games? A – Whoever won the highest bid. Q – Who should pay? A – The Advertisers

Comment by Ozymandias at NZ Herald web site.

This whole thing has been a farce. Mishandled by National, mishandled by Sharples, now the Prime Minister has to step in and issue a directive. Whole thing is a disgrace.

Probably symptomatic of NZ inability to run the event. People are concerned about government subsidy for the free to air, wait till they tot up the bills for revamped and new stadia which will never pay their way. This whole thing was dreamt up by the former ruler, promoted by the duck who wanted to spend even more public money on it and we the taxpayers one way or another will pay the bills for years, as the ticket revenue and tourist revenue will never justify the level of spend.

as for the TV rights, let’s face it, if someone want to watch a game, any game – then most can go to their local pub and watch it. So the whole thing is spurious.

As for TVNZ having 100% coverage, one of the reasons Adam like many has had Sky for years was the poor ‘free to air’ signal who had in first Auckland City in Parnell and then in Wellington.

Whole thing reminds one of Roman Empire and bread and circuses for the masses whilst the world goes to hell in a hand basket.

The whole nonsense yet again shows up the NZ obsession with sport and inconsequential matters rather than focusing on the need to build economy and promote jobs.

One Comment
  1. Sally permalink
    14/10/2009 17:42

    Last two paragraphs say it all.

    “[No society can survive the socialist] fallacy that there is an absolutely unlimited number of inspired officials and an absolutely unlimited amount of money to pay them.” – The Debate with Bertrand Russell, BBC Magazine, 11/27/35

    “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.” – ILN, 4/19/24

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