Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 5. 1965.
Sirs,—A University is meant to be a place of truth, thus one can only be amazed by the vagueness of the editorial. "The Quid Kids."
"Penzance," the Sunday News political correspondent. Rumoured to be a Labour MP, reports a Rumour that local press barons (who are these barons?) are bargaining with the Government over the now quelled Thomson affair.
These "balance sheet oglers," as a result of these "rumoured" bargains, will be permitted to "turn an automatic profit in the field of broadcasting" against the NZBC when they have already created a vast wasteland in the current press field.
In this vast wasteland the press presents "a uniform view of New Zealand"—what is a uniform view of New Zealand?
This editorial suggests that the Press will be allowed to compete with the NZBC and will then gain an "automatic profit."
Because the writer opposes this move, he infers that competition is horrifying.
Worst of all, the writer asks the New Zealand Press to stop suppressing stories on certain subjects when he gives no backing for this statement whatsoever.