National's Jonathan Coleman insists that National's new broadcasting policy is simply to open up TVNZ to competition. He confirms that National has no plans to sell TVNZ.
But why the hell not? What particular virtue is there in keeping a television station in the hands of the state?
Once again we see that when National does release policy we find that it's already been written for them by the existing Labour Government.
National is not the answer.
UPDATE: Liberty Scott offers a more virile broadcasting policy, and puts paid to the argument about "balance" in public broadcasting:
Note, you'll never ever ever hear any serious balanced debate about abolishing public broadcasting on Radio NZ - which, of course, destroys any of their claims for being balanced and presenting all points of view.