Government too gutless to front on radio

Jacinda Ardern loves photoshoots in ‘Vogue’, ‘Woman’s Weekly’, or any other soft glossy magazine, but when it comes to hard interviews she is dodging them or trying to manipulate the narrative, only agreeing to appear if they talk about the things she wants to talk about.

Kelvin Davis is acting PM right now and he won’t even front.

Mike Hosking was not happy about that:  

It is gutless and pathetic for these two to fail to front.

Prime ministers don’t get to dictate what can and cannot be discussed on radio shows. What we have here is a politburo approach to media where they can only talk about what the government agree to talk about.

Where is the holding to account?

If John Key had done this then the media would have called him a coward. What our media are doing instead is glad-handing a pathetic leader who is afraid to face the hard questions.

Kelvin Davis is just hopeless. He should be sacked. He’s lightweight, ineffectual and out of his depth. To be fair, he’d be out of his depth in a carpark puddle, but right now he is the deputy PM, and he should be answering questions not hiding behind ignorance.



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