Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sometimes we have a right to be kept ignorant

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key is making headlines internationally again. When answering questions about budget cuts he admitted to making a cut of a very different nature. (New Zealand Herald: Prime Minister stuns press pack with cutting comment)

There is a very clear distinction between the public interest and the public being interested. And sometimes, frankly, the public has a right to be kept ignorant. This is surely one of those times.

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