Now the MSM slams home

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

Two articles on Stuff today show the MSM has started to salg off Labour as well.

Things can’t be going all that well when your own side slags off your signs as meaningless and talks of panic buttons being pressed and plan b’s.

Tracy Watkins says;

“If Labour has a plan B, it should probably start dusting it off about now. Saturday’s Fairfax New Zealand/ACNeilsen poll suggests plan A, the rearguard action launched in the wake of the Budget backlash, is not working.

For a hint of what’s going wrong in Labour’s campaign, you don’t have to look much further than its latest billboard trumpeting its record in Government. It’s a worthy speech, but not much of a billboard. Teachers, school funding, apprenticeships and industry training are all worthwhile issues for political debate – but only the most earnest of ad men would believe that there is such a feelgood factor associated with industry training that it is worth splashing across a billboard.”

Colin Espiner is much more blunt;

“So much for Labour’s “slight mood change”. If the Government wasn’t hitting the panic button before the latest polls, it must surely now be banging it for all it is worth.

The weekend’s Fairfax New Zealand/ AC Nielsen poll in The Press was arguably the blackest of a black year for Labour. A seven-point switch in the lead, a five-point margin for National, a five-point gain in the popularity of leader Don Brash – voters do not appear interested in the good news Labour believes it has to tell.

Small-town and provincial New Zealand is abandoning the party in droves and older New Zealanders are flocking to National and New Zealand First.

Even Labour’s trump card, the Teflon Prime Minister Helen Clark, is under threat. The gap between Clark and Brash as preferred prime minister is now down to 10 points. Allowing a margin for incumbency, it is now clear that for the first time voters see Brash as a credible alternative prime minister.”

This all paints a picture that even the Left blogs are struggling with. Jordan has resorted to scaremongering with dark and evil looking signs/cartoons which frankly are facile attempts at creating a monster out of a rather benign person. Frogblog is just in….well….lala land, again resorting to pictures of George Bush and Don Brash…..

Hey guys it was Mrs Peter Davis that sent the troops to Afghanistan and in case you missed to Iraq as well.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.