The NZ Herald has gone all in on Judith Collins, deploying everyone to write articles about how terrible it is to support exporters, have a dinner and a glass of milk.
John Armstrong has this headline:
Well I have news for the tragics of the press gallery…this issue has done nothing of the sort….certainly not from this mate.
Mates don’t go septic with their mates because the media have a bunch in their panties. If anything this has strengthened the resolve of Judith Collins and her political mates.
The more they go on and the more they attempt to ‘get’ her the stronger she becomes. They have now unwittingly given her a massive name recognition boost, successfully shown themselves and the opposition to be hypocrites and bullies, and at the same time managed to soften Judith Collins image and show her as human and not an automaton.
Far more column inches have now been written about a dinner and a glass of milk and words that the minister neither wrote nor approved than any other political story in recent months or even years.
The talk of a leadership war between Steven joyce and Judith Collins is merely wishful thinking on the part of gallery journalists who usually sit in the gallery waiting for a messenger from which ever minister’s flunky or opposition spokesman is wanting a story or lines run.Â Read more »