Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Cunliffe: A Future Reality-Show PM?

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After last night’s half-hour broadcast in what was once considered a “news hour,” you can now see why David Cunliffe had resisted even the agreeable John Campbell’s invitation to visit him in his home: because his wife is a bigger star  than he is.

At least, that’s what you’d think if you believed all the feedback on Twitter. The word you’re looking for is “gushing” …

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Mind you, Campbell was very agreeable, wasn’t he, posing the question of whether this was even journalism we were watching.

But given Cunliffe’s earlier resistance to having Campbell inside his home, you wonder whether a Cunliffe premiership (if it should ever come to pass) might look more like Obama’s careful management of the media rather than the warts-and-all access we’re (somewhat) used to. Some of the White House Press Corps are calling Obama a reality-show president. With our ever-compliant media here, is this our future too?

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