The AM Show Review: Simon Bridges doesn’t want to play ‘blame game’ over mycoplasma bovis – what a surprise!

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It’s like there is one rule for National and another rule for every other political Party, watching Duncan Garner chime in and support Simon Bridges in demanding no more political blame helps explain why this double standard is so endemic in NZ politics. 

This disingenuous nonsense by Simon Bridges on the AM Show is why his leadership is looking so wobbly.

This morning Bridges went on the AM Show and said that he didn’t want to play the blame game over mycoplasma bovis.

Surprise, surprise.

After doing no enforcement whatsoever of the animal tracking framework, all of a sudden Simon Bridges doesn’t want to play the blame game. Why wasn’t National demanding their Farmer mates followed proper procedure? Why didn’t National force them to comply? Why has National all of a sudden washed their hands of any responsibility and now demanding no one politicise it?

It is unbelievable that National have managed to escape real criticism over a problem they helped create, just as they did with infrastructure underfunding, housing underfunding and social underfunding.

It’s like there is one rule for National and another rule for every other political Party, watching Duncan Garner chime in and support Simon Bridges in demanding no more political blame helps explain why this double standard is so endemic in NZ politics.

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8 Comments

  1. WILD KATIPO says:

    Ever heard of the old One – Two , Martyn?….

    If you cant hit em with mycoplasma bovis , give em a right cross with moldy Middlemore Hospital.

    They are on the ropes with this one as they have been ever since they were booted out of power on a myriad of dishonesty and corruption allegations and cronyism.

    Of course Simian will plead for mercy and sue for peace.

    Most corrupt regimes do when they are beaten and they know it.

  2. XRAY says:

    The AM show is an extremely unfortunate TV version of Newstalk ZB.

    Garner wearing some sort of clown outfit sniping about the government with catch phrases, the bitter yet, how great am I, Mark Richardson sitting there with a face like a busted arsehole adding his pointless 2 cents worth.. Its simply awful.

    One to miss, I promise.

    • Wensleydale says:

      Mark Richardson has overtaken Paul Henry and is now in second place (Mike Hosking retains the crown) in having New Zealand’s ‘Most Punchable Face’. (Chris Finlayson and Gerry Brownlee remain strong contenders, though less so now they’re in Opposition.) I’d like to see Richardson and Hosking throw down in the ring in a no-holds-barred title fight.

      I might even pay money.

  3. Philg says:

    Thanks X-ray, I’ll be careful not to pollute my mind with zb, zm etc

    This is why RNZ and TVNZ needs seriously sorting out, to be the independent non commercial, trusted source for high quality journalism in NZ. You don’t have a democracy without a vibrant and healthy fourth estate. And the current Minister is clearly strugling with the task. This, imo, is the most important issue. If we are collectively misinformed, then we will make low quality decisions. Which explains why we are in the parlous state we find ourselves.

  4. countryboy says:

    I think the problem for us is that we offer the msm, out of nothing more than a common courtesy, a respect they don’t deserve.
    Thus, fuck the msm, fuck the AM show ( what ever that is? A psych-copulating pair of narcissistic dung beetles with a microphone? )
    Fuck simon bridges, fuck his opinions and fuck national, a gritty, smelly sock now, in a worn out shoe and permanently out of goose step with common sense.
    Fuck them. Who cares what simon bridges says, or, certainly would be to my relief, doesn’t say. Who cares? They’re flies on Dung Beetle dung and those AM Dung Beetles certainly like to roll around in dung. ( ‘Dung’ sounds funny if you say it enough. Ha x )
    He doesn’t want to play a ‘blame game’? He is quite the common little man isn’t he? A logical fallacy like that’s soooo a last-time-National-could-call-the shots, statement loser. Now, fuck off little man.
    Micoplasma.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycoplasma
    A fit, healthy young friend and colleague of mine went paddle boarding down the Cambodian leg of the Mekong River. When he got back to NZ, he started feeling a bit iffy and had an entirely unexpected, thus unprepared for, asthma attack during which he had a heart attack and nearly died. A tropical micoplasma had settled into his bronchia and lungs.
    A high sugar diet is a great food source for micoplasma. Artificially boosted high crude sugars grasses= fat, plus milk yield and a rich, grains ( Drenched in glyphosates, so don’t eat that shit. ) diet for dairy animals coupled with a high stress life for the poor wee beasties is like a holiday destination for the dreaded micoplasma Bovis.
    Just one of the many charming side effects of a new climate change organism born of Bankster greed and the effectiveness of those banks at being pimped to us via a corrupt political system by our msm that’s entirely about greed and zero about sustainability. And safety too. Micoplasma are deadly little fuckers and very difficult to control and contain.

    For those interested in parasites that don’t wear suites.

    TED Talk
    Ed Yong . Zombie roaches etc 
    http://youtu.be/CfqO1U6lfDs

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      MSM DO NOT DESERVE OUR RESPECT AND SHOULD BE FIRED AS SHOULD THE NEW MINISTER OF BROADCASTING BE GONE BY TOMORROWS LUNCH IF I WAS PM, AND WHY IS SHE STILL THERE?

      CLARE CURRAN SAT IN PARLIAMENNT KEEPING QUIET ABIOUT HER FAILED PROMISED COMMERCIAL FREE INDEPENDANT VOICE FOR US ALL SHE SAID WAS FUNDED BY A $34 MILLION FUNDING BUT WHERE IS IT WHEN WE NEEDED IT NOW?????

      GET RID OF USELESS MINISTERS WHO DONT PERFORM THEIR TASKS.

  5. Marc says:

    About a quarter of the broadcast time on The am show consists of commercial advertising and promotional adverts. Add the time for giggle and emotional outrage ‘news’, sports and weather, Asiz and his latest trends on the web, and you may have barely 15 to 20 minutes left, where they interview some politicians or ‘experts’.

    Then there is the ‘panel’ of opinionated celebrities or consultants, telling us their latest personal preference drivel.

    I only watch it now and then, to remind me how horrible Garner and his team are, especially that wannabe ‘political commentator’ Mark Richardson, and to get an impression of what the MSM are on about, mostly of course idiotic and biased trash and gossip.

  6. mosa says:

    AM show ? what is that ? never watched it because it is fronted by people like Gob shite Garner who pretends he cares about real harsh issues and problems facing ordinary Kiwis but just plays one side off against the other and is just another closet National supporter who will inflame the debate to hopefully retain his ratings while he and his organisations own right wing views are still heard by the people not listening to ZB.