Thursday, May 17, 2012

Key Derangement Syndrome

There are certainly things about which the media should be attacking John Key. (Me, I’ve been doing it for years.) But attacking him for attacking them? Well, I heard Key’s interview on Leighton Smith’s show—heard it at the time—and I heard no attack. No whining. No slamming of the media. None at all.  Just comments about how the media seemed to have ended their love-fest with him, and a few (accurate) remarks about how the Herald and Sunday Star Slime have gone tabloid.

So subsequent stories and press suggesting there was a tantrum looks like a clear case of Key Derangement Syndrome.

And it leaves me in the uncomfortable position of agreeing with Bill Ralston.*

Mind you, it’s not a bad thing that the media’s rose-tinted Smile and Wave glasses have receded if it means we’ll now see honest criticism of the man instead of the hagiography we’ve been served up over the last four years.

Because there is so much to criticise--and you do not need to make it up.

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* Mind you, Ralston is completely wrong in that same post in defending Murray McCully. Not just because he’s defending a turd like McCully (something that should revolt every human being).  But, well, what exactly would be wrong with Foreign Ministers having meetings on Skype? Eh?

3 Comments:

Blogger Greig said...

... if it means we’ll now see honest criticism of the man instead of the hagiography we’ve been served up over the last four years.

Except it won't. All that will happen (if history is any teacher at all) is that "everyone" will just swing back to the red team again, forgetting they were just as unprincipled and completely fucking useless. That precise attitude is all over twitter, and sadly, that's from some of the more intelligent people I follow.

Honestly, it's enough to make one give up on caring and just join the mindless horde.

5/17/2012 10:33:00 am  
Anonymous pcmax said...

honestly its good

5/17/2012 01:45:00 pm  
Blogger peterquixote said...

John Key is in fine shape.
NZ itself is in trouble.

I think that NZ Govt will be John Key lead for quite a few years;
And this is good.
Answer here

5/17/2012 07:45:00 pm  

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