The GC is drivel | The Jackal

14 May 2012

The GC is drivel

Today, TV3 reported:

A great deal of the controversy surrounding TV3's new series, The GC, centers around the $420,000 of taxpayer money that was used to produce the show. In an interview with RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush, John Key has defended NZ On Air's decision to fund the reality series.

"They make their decisions completely independently," said Mr Key. "Our board is to appoint the board, and their job is to make the funding calls.

Although he has not yet watched the show, the Prime Minister believes that the incredibly high ratings it has received qualify The GC as a success.

Key hasn't watched the program but has made the call that it's not a waste of money? How dumb! His faith in NZ On Air is clearly unfounded, with the GC being one of the worst decisions the tax-payer funded organisation has ever made.

The only reason this program is rating is because of extensive media hype... which is overrated. It's the epitome of a dumbed down society... a gross insult to people of even moderate intelligence.

 Morgan Godfery @ Maui Street sums it up nicely:

Shows like The GC, think Jersey Shore and Geordie Shore, are designed to showcase humanities worst. Narcissism, arrogance, ignorance, stupidity and every other foul characteristic you can think of. With this in mind, naturally the producers selected a group of Maori to showcase these characteristics. This, I think, is racist.

While funding this drivel we're losing TVNZ7... Unbelievable!