Editorial: The best way to avoid ridicule is to be a little less ridiculous

Editorial: The best way to avoid ridicule is to be a little less ridiculousIt's hard to think of something more satire-worthy than the proposal by Parliament's standing orders committee to ban the use of television footage shot in the House for the purposes of "satire, ridicule and denigration". Deputy… [NZ Politics]

The Herald on Sunday Editorial lambasts politician and Michael Cullen in particular over their overly sensitive rules to try to make themselves look good when we all know what a bunch of useless twats they are.

[quote]Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen has accused the news media of trying to portray the restrictions as "some sort of fascist state where the heroic media of New Zealand are being denied the right to lampoon politicians". Coming from the House's reigning master of the scathingly savage putdown, this seems particularly rich and, like much of his rhetoric, it transparently avoids the issue at hand by seeking to exaggerate the concerns expressed so as to minimise them.[/quote]

I believe that the media does have the right to lampoon politicians and they should use that right extensively and pften. If the buggers don't want to be lampooned then don't act like a bunch of prats. The solution is simple really, so simple, you would think that they would manage to grasp the concept.?