Editorial: Fuck The 2020 Election And Fuck Anyone Who Wants Me To Cover It

Party politics is boring and bullshit, and politicians are too. 

This year is election year. As of writing this, I haven’t even made a single Critic yet, and already there is incredible pressure from all sides for me to cover what politicians and parties are up to.

But here’s the thing: they are up to fuck all.

I don’t want to write about them.

I also don’t need to write about them. Every other media outlet will be covering what these politicians are up to and what they are offering students (a single shriveled pea).

Critic interviewed a couple of available politicians over O-Week to give them the benefit of the doubt and make sure that I wasn’t just being a cunt. But we did, and I was right.

Because the truth is that parties will only ever offer fuck all to students until they: 1. Make tertiary education free for all. 2. Repeal voluntary student membership. Or 3. Give out free fifty bags when you update your enrolment info.

I’m not going to explain why any of those are important – read the entire back issues of Critic to find out.

Unless I can be convinced otherwise (or bribed with cold hard cash), Critic will not be covering any kind of party politics.

Instead Critic will continue to talk to students and get their takes on issues that fuck with them.

If that means spending my time masturbating to Cats (2019) instead of covering some random politician’s latest hot take, then hell yeah.

This article first appeared in Issue 1, 2020.
Posted 2:58pm Wednesday 26th February 2020 by Sinead Gill.