Summarised by Centrist
The role of a political columnist currently appears pointless, writes Sir Bob Jones. Just weeks away from the election, many appear to fake a sense of uncertainty at the coming results, though the outcome seems quite clear to most.
This “post-war” government has grown deeply unpopular, as he predicted 18 months ago on this blog.
Jones says instead of discussing relevant topics like cabinet positions or policy issues, they dwell on Luxon’s perceived dullness and trivial matters.
With an astonishing 82% of New Zealanders feeling distrust towards biassed media, and 69% avoiding news altogether, mainstream journalism clearly has challenges to confront.
As viewership declines, and the media’s “death spiral” continues, they should at least give up with their sensationalism and narrative pushing, “they should at least die with dignity”.
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