Who called them the Media Party first, Steve Bannon or Cameron Slater?

I don’t know how long Whaleoil has been referring to the MSM as the Media Party. I do know that it has been at least since the last election as he felt that they were providing opposition to the National Party due to the vacuum left by an incompetent and ineffective Labour Party. In the US Steve Bannon started calling the MSM  the Opposition party. It would be interesting to do a google search to see who coined their phrase first.

“The media is the opposition party”: Trump’s top strategist Stephen Bannon advises the media to “keep its mouth shut” for awhile — Quartz

… conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan said White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was correct when he said the media was the opposition party. He added that just like they took down President Richard Nixon, they are attempting to “bring down” President Donald Trump.

Buchanan said, “There is a cultural left and a political left and a media if you will, are a conglomerate. It’s not a conspiracy but it is collusion, and they were determined to break and bring down Nixon from the day he was nominated. They were determined, tried to break, and they succeeded. Tried to break and bring down Reagan over Iran-Contra. I was in the White House then. And the same forces, similar forces are trying to break and bring down Trump. And it’s transparent. It’s right in front of us. You can’t watch those briefings and things, watch TV cable TV and the rest of it without seeing there is a real animus. I mean it’s the White House correspondents’ dinner. Steve Bannon was dead right when he said one thing, the media are the opposition party.”


We will know when the election year is really heating up when the attacks on Bill English from the MSM start coming thick and fast. I would have expected them to have started already, to be honest. The lack of any serious hits (not counting pizza gate) makes me think that either the Media Party don’t see him as being a serious threat or that perhaps they think Andrew Little will step up this time around? What do you all think? Is this year’s election going to be a nail-biting finish or a yawn fest? Personally, I am struggling to care. Act has my vote but I am not excited about it. People can say what they like about Trump but the man inspired enthusiasm both positive and negative. The kind of policies that would make me sit up and take notice are nowhere to be seen and while David Seymour is a competent leader he doesn’t inspire strong emotions.






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