This article and the hounding that NZ Herald and other journalists are giving to the National Party and ACT Party highlights the extent to which the media are interfering in the NZ election. This would have to be the most corrupted election I've seen since President Arroyo was caught in a 'real tape scandal', where President Arroyo stands accused of benefiting from election bribing. This issue is currently being investigated in the Philippines. But back to the 3rd world:
1. Labour and Greens are trying to discredit the National Party and ACT Party because of their 'private conversation'. Nothing controversial was said except they referred to NZ First Party supporters as dying out; hehe funny 'private' joke, and the imminent resignation of Don Brash. Oh, and surprise surprise, Winston Peters is expounding the fact that Catherine Isaacs is being vetted by Key as the new leader. Should that surprise anyone? She is has 2nd ranking on the party list Winston. Winston Peters discredited himself here.
2. Greens Party people are caught sabotaging National Party billboards; and many in the party are supporting the action, saying party supporters would have welcome the moves. Yes, I guess because a chick is being unfairly treated, we ought to break the law indulgently. You'd think the media would be more interested in this story, but they are more interested in tarnishing the reputation of John Key. I don't much like John Key's pragmatism, but I think his credibility stands up a great deal better than the Green's ideology. Yet there is nothing in the media; and far from two people (John Key and John Banks) being scandalised for a harmless 'private' conversation, we have 50+ Greenies defacing billboards, and members unapologetic for the action, and the media doesn't think this story is newsworthy. Wow.
How biased can the media get. I hope the Elections NZ decide that the news media has tarnished the credibility of this election, and call upon the media to pay compensation, and for a new election to be held; hopefully in a new parallel universe where Don Brash is not ACT Party leader, so they can secure 15 seats! What a shocker!