The ever brilliant Dita DeBoni highlights the way the Key Government has gone to smear and attack anyone who dares t0 challenge the ludicrous assertions he and his Government has made to sell the TPPA…
The smear campaign against people who oppose the TPPA – or see much to question in it – has almost completely stifled proper debate about this game-changing deal.
Doubters have been called ‘children’, hippies, dirty lefties, communists, ‘anti-trade’, and much worse.
Even if they are respected economists, doctors, business leaders or even revered rugby players, they are in for a drubbing for questioning the TPPA.
…this follows Key calling Nicky Hager a communist conspirator, attacking journalists, calling Glenn Greenwald a henchman, attacking J0n Stephenson and creating an environment where TV Executives killed off their critical media so as t0 n0t ann0y the Government.
Hooton has jumped in…
…seeing as Hoots gave Odgers Nicky’s home address in the hope gangster clients of hers would assassinate Nicky, I’m not sure where the fuck he gets the moral high ground to denounce others.
Any0ne wh0 questions this Government gets buried in abuse, and anyone who threatens the corporate influence in our economy gets twice as much abuse, and here is that torrent of negative corporate media bias attacking Andrew Little for having enough strength in his own Caucus to force through a Labour position that was against the TPPA…
What Little has done by refusing to back the TPPA is show NZ he is running the Labour Party, not the old neoliberal factions, him and him alone. Phil will quite down once he needs Labour and Union activists to get elected as Mayor and David Shearer gambled and got smacked down when none of the other right wing MPs backed him. The move is s show of strength by Little yet it gets ripped to pieces by the corporate pundits.
There is a plethora of information now that shreds the Governments case for the TPPA – it is not a free trade deal it is a forced trade deal that creates a de facto upper house to our Parliament for the benefit of US corporations.
This nasty co-ordinated attack on Little is a reminder of why progressives so badly need an alternative media to these corporate hacks.
More on that this week.