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Writer Graham Adams takes aim at the “progressive left” media who, unable to digest Labour’s recent electoral shellacking, instead blame big money interests for helping Luxon and the National Party win.
In “Media struggles for answers after election” he notes that regardless of the big money spent on NZ’s election, former PM Jacinda Ardern’s resignation was the writing on the wall for Labour’s reelection chances.
Still, leftwing writers, like NZ Herald’s Simon Wilson, can’t help but offer their “inventive analysis” to explain how this election somehow wasn’t an indictment of the left despite losing a third of their seats.
Now those writers are concerned over ACT’s proposed Treaty referendum on co-governance.
“The hostility of the mainstream media to a referendum is mostly because they fear a majority of voters would roundly reject the view of the Treaty as a partnership that they have relentlessly pushed for years,” says Adams.