We're talking about a revolution and there's one happening right now, of course, in Egypt. The Egyptian people are about to overthrow the hated regime of Hosri Mubarak.

It's all about people power. When the working class of any country decides that 'enough is enough' then rulers will be toppled.

Former Radio Live General Manager Mitch Harris has a contrary view and one that he recently expounded on the station.

According to Mitch, the Egyptian people have none other than George W. Bush to thank for their liberation! According to Harris, Bush showed the Egyptian people the road to freedom by unilaterally invading Iraq!

I would of thought recent events in Tunisia might have inspired the Egyptian people but not according to good old Mitch.

He also conveniently chose to ignore the fact that, for the past thirty years, the Mubarak regime has been backed by the United States. Those tear gas cans the police are carrying have 'Made in the USA' stamped on them.

But Mitch always distorts the facts to suit his own right wing jingoistic views. He has previously denied that the CIA had anything to do with the overthrow of the Allende Government in Chile and he justified the invasion of Iraq on the grounds that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

When it became abundantly clear that no such weapons existed, Mitch simply switched tacks and said that Hussein had to go anyway and that his hero George . was ushering in a new era of capitalist freedom and the Iraqi people would soon be enjoying Big Macs and Fox News.

After six years of failing to lift Radio Live's dismal ratings, Mitch is no longer the station's General Manager and now he fills in for other hosts.

Mitch says he 'just wanted a change of pace' Whatever you say, Mitch. We believe you. We really do.

Meanwhile, Petra Bagust and Corin Dann are covering all the big issues on TVNZ's Breakfast. TVNZ says its a 'news and entertainment show'. Here's some of that recent 'news and entertainment'...


  1. Jeez, even for Breakfast that's pretty dire.

  2. The only upside of Harris' idiocy is that pretty much no-one is listening.

  3. I think I just died a little bit indside.

  4. Mitch Harris is the best talkback host I've come across, regardless of his questionble views on Bush.


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