Thursday, September 29, 2011

The quid pro quo

Last year, in a perfect example of crony capitalism, the government gave a $43 million soft loan to Steven Joyce's old company MediaWorks - despite the fact that according to the government's own advice they didn't need our money. Today, by coincidence I’m sure, MediaWorks has announced that it will be getting the Prime Minister to host a one-hour radio show.

Your taxpayer's dollars at work: buying PR opportunities and de facto advertising for the Prime Minister in the lead-up to the election.