Not enough detail.
Not enough blood.
Too much civility.
The mostly white male privileged broadcasters cried out that we have been tricked into a no policy debate. Tim Watkins, Barry Soper, Mark Jennings and Toby Manhire, names no one should know, have all clambered aboard tsk tsking with the lack of real debate.
Compare the ratings for the TVNZ 2014 election debate between Hosking, Cunliffe and Key – 600 000 was their best audience.
How many tuned in to see Jacinda and Bill?
1, 100, 000.
Half a million more viewers would beg to differ with the cynical mainstream pundits who while sensing the change in public opinion can’t explain why it’s happening.
The pundits response?
Cynical bitching about a political phenomena their position of privileged can not comprehend.
More people are engaging with this election than ever before, half a million more viewers tells us something incredible is happening while the privileged pundits spit and fizz as they collide with their own limitations.