Press gallery journo can’t understand media are not able to change public opinion

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I’m sure she only mispoke “we” twice in a row when she meant “rawshark”, or “whaledump”, or “the unions” or “Labour” or “Nicky Hager”, but in the end, she was pretty adamant “WE” (the media?) are not able to shift the public’s admiration away from John Key and National.

The way I read that is complete astonishment that their power to influence your opinion is waning.

When speaking, as a member of the media, to people in the studio, who are members of the media, the use of “we” clearly indicates “the media”.

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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. 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.

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