Media response to Jacinda’s empty crisis management speech as underwhelmed as you would expect

By   /   September 17, 2018  /   5 Comments

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How about they stop panicking, start a far better internal communication plan, utilise the personal relationships they already have existing with Winston within the Labour caucus and get some bloody runs on the board.

The funniest thing about yesterday was how the Green Party Leaders are effectively the kids from Flowers in the Attic in this Government – is James Shaw even allowed to speak directly to Winston?

The majority of media response has been underwhelmed and I don’t get people who are complaining about that response to Jacinda’s limp crisis management. Are you really surprised the Media wrote it off?

Of course they were going to do that – which is why you limit the events they can attack & set the narrative rather than react to it.

If there wasn’t a sense of crisis due to poor communication between the different parties of the Government we wouldn’t have had yesterday’s fairly hollow rah-rah. This Government needs to stop reacting to the media narrative and start setting it.

Celebrating 12months in power with strong spokespeople dominating the punditry panel shows in 2 months time would be resetting the agenda – yesterday looked panicked, left more questions than answered & felt like someone from Wellington had planned it.

And there’s nothing more vacuous and out of touch woke than something that looks like Wellington has planned it, you know, like your average Spark advert.

That’s what yesterday was, your average Spark advert.

How about they stop panicking, start a far better internal communication plan, utilise the personal relationships they already have existing with Winston within the Labour caucus and get some bloody runs on the board.

The depressed being failed by the mental health services, the beneficiaries punished by punitive spiteful measures, those who cannot buy a house, cold renters, those rotting in prison, exploited workers, a squeezed middle class, the homeless, families in motels and cars, the working poor and children in run down schools saw nothing in yesterdays forced error of a crisis management speech.

Less talk, more walk. Less hui, more doey.

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5 Comments

  1. Marc says:

    “The depressed being failed by the mental health services, the beneficiaries punished by punitive spiteful measures, those who cannot buy a house, cold renters, those rotting in prison, exploited workers, a squeezed middle class, the homeless, families in motels and cars, the working poor and children in run down schools saw nothing in yesterdays forced error of a crisis management speech.”

    Tbh Winston, and even Jacinda, are too afraid of the 40 plus percenters still supporting and voting Nats. That ‘middle class’ and ‘wannabe middle class’ lot, so valuable to parties, they are the most dedicated and committed voters in elections, they want to ensure their property is safe, their investment and small business, even if they have to work like slaves.

    They are mostly too dim witted folk, who never see or understand the greater picture, they are focused on their property and vested interests, and look as far as the tip of their noses.

    Never mind the greater picture, the well being of the nation as a whole, they are committed to themselves and their interests, and will vote accordingly. The ones that need progressive and sustainable policies, the common workers, beneficiaries, the ones concerned about the environment, they are split, they struggle to reach enough common ground, to organise them is like herding lions and sheep into the same corral, without any biting taking place.

    So Jacinda and Winston are staring down the vested interest holding voters, and are afraid now, as the MSM also pushes the same agenda, and wants to uphold a status quo kind of system, no revolution, no upset, no extra taxes, bla bla and bla.

    That is where we are at, scared they are, now too scared, they even commit fully to the Five Eyes allies, extending the Iraq placement of trainers and more:
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/366634/nz-govt-extends-iraq-deployment-until-june-2019

    Really, is that it? Is that what this government is about?

    • Andrew Hodge says:

      You seem surprised….like you think Jacinda actually cares about the underclass, all she and Winy care about is getting back in….and the greens are a spineless lot that are totally ineffectual just oppose everything and offer no solutions….so it’s starting to look like The Nats will get back in and we get more of the same…..

  2. e-clectic says:

    Shaw can’t talk to Winston because? NZF polled 7.2% and the Greens a piffling 6.3%?

  3. XRAY says:

    I hear you and yes, why can they not meet, talk, plot outside of the public eye. Why is this so difficult?

    BUT…. the effing media after doing my head in. Jacinda made a mistake, deep breath recoiling in horror. She interpreted a question different to the way it was meant, from Mike Hosking. For fuck sake, a storm in a thimble. And her skin must crawl having to share a room with the arsehole anyway!

    Then the usual bored baseless cracks in the coalition story’s. It’s like the media cycle have nothing left but to bang on and hope tempting fate or saying something is so when it isn’t becomes reality.

    Anyway Labour and NZ First, sort out the announcements professionally and life will go on

  4. SPC says:

    Cannot doey when there is no money. Only talky.

    More big picture talky going direct than via media outlets trying to frame their own spin on it.

    The best place to find the money is in

    1. not paying super to those over 65 still working (about 4B $3Bpa after tax adjustment)
    2. funding the contribution to the Cullen Fund via compulsory 1%from the employee and 1% from the employer ($2B pa)
    3. a 1 April 2021 CGT, where all non primary resident property sold afterwards is liable with the CG to be taxed based on the original purchase price (whenever that was before hand) (amount pa depends on sales).