MEDIAWATCH: A salute to the columnist courage of Damien Grant - News Summed Up

MEDIAWATCH: A salute to the columnist courage of Damien Grant


I want to take a moment to salute the courage of my weekly sparring partner on NZs number 1 weekly political podcast (that isn’t funded by NZ on Air), Damien Grant. The vast, vast, vast majority of mainstream columnists and journalists in this country have very clear colour inside the lines rules of acceptable debate and slavish acceptance of whatever the militant middle class identity politics aesthetics will allow. His blistering critique of Oranga Tamariki and their obscenely racist reverse uplifts policy was barely touched by anyone else because it ruthlessly challenged woke identity politics, likewise his review of the post #metoo crucification of James Gardner-Hopkins which exploded with allegations the law firm was a sexual harassment factory when the actual sad details of what really happened were far, far, far, far, far, far less egregious. His latest column today asks basic questions about our need to blame racism for everything, which has always been a bugbear of mine. TDB Recommends NewzEngine.comHe didn’t get a nomination for best columnist this year, and quite frankly that’s a badge of honour when you check out his competition.


Source: Stuff August 07, 2022 15:56 UTC



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