After shaking my head at the total lack of a media plan to boost the invisibility of the Green Party Welfare reforms, Marama has appeared on the AM Show and given a trainwreck of an interview.
Now firstly, I’ve detailed why no one on the progressive Left should ever appear on the AM Show or The Nation, it’s a tiny audience with one goal and one goal only, to use Gower Gotcha journalism to trip you up so a headline can be created for the 6pm news when there is an audience.
If you are going to appear you need to know it’s so you can be tripped up, so any political leader should be aware of that.
Apparently Marama wasn’t???
Duncan Garner destroys her once he realises she doesn’t seem to have any costings at all for the Welfare changes, which is bewildering.
Why wasn’t Marama briefed? Why didn’t Marama have the numbers? How on earth can you be in Government and not have the resources to be able to cost these things?
Time and time and time again the Greens seem utterly ill prepared for the way the mainstream media will trip them up, Marama should have been briefed, should have at least shadow boxed with her media people to work out how Duncan might trip her up and she should have been far more prepared than this.
Is this another example of incompetent staff or just blind stupidity?
Sigh – the Greens are great at virtue signalling on Twitter amongst their woke Twitter pile on clique but hopeless when trying to answer questions in the real world.