The blogosphere has a newcomer – New Zealand’s Got Talent – The Media Edition.
It’s the work of Shayne McLean who describes himself as old, grumpy and not going to take it anymore.
In his first post he writes:
It has come to my attention that the New Zealand media have a habit of taking themselves far too seriously. They even think the public may just keep in their heads those potential Pulitzer prize winning pieces more than thirty seconds.
The recent Canon Awards were a pivotal example of the mediocrity and banal existence of the very few who feel they should have the power to inform the public. John Campbell and the faux tears another example. He came and went and well, life goes on. We still have Mike Hosking and if he dies from overexposure to hair dye – Jeremy Wells.
New Zealand media have so much become the news and in doing so forgotten their only role which is to report on it. . .
He launched the blog last week and has already lived up to his aim to shine a light on some of the finer works of well-known New Zealand columnists, bloggers and journalists that perhaps did not make the final cut of their Canon entries.
This is a welcome addition to the satirical corner of the blogosphere.