Trans Tasman political dangers for Labour & the NZ Mainstream Media

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The wall to wall positivity lavished upon the trans Tasman bubble opening by the NZ Mainstream media has betrayed them for the class they collectively are in the same way their coverage of skyrocketing house prices has.

Boujee Media types are desperate for an over seas vacation and their coverage of planes landing from Australia has been akin to Jesus Christ reappearing before a joint session at the UN.

There is a political danger to this trans Tasman bubble that won’t just hurt Labour, it will demolish the mainstream media as well.

We are probably in our most dangerous phase of the Pandemic, we have sacrificed over and over again to keep the virus out and just months before the start of our vaccination programme here we are opening the borders to hundreds of thousands of Australians.

The first we will know that Covid has broken via Australia will be people turning up sick at our hospitals, and by then it will be too late.

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The pressure to open the borders has been immense and you can see that in the unbelievable  wall to wall coverage by the corporate media who have commercial relationships with the tourism industry.

Most within that industry have been surprised by how scathing Kiwis have been at their plight and how many resented their hyper tourism that gives little to us while clogging our infrastructure.

That’s why the opening had to be the most positive experience to ever occur in Western Civilisation and with good reason. Polling shows only 50% think opening the border is good, where as almost as many want it shut for good.

If we have a Covid outbreak that leads to another lock down before the vaccine is rolled out, the people will not only turn on Labour who was supposed to protect them, they will also turn on the mainstream media who sold them the tourism spin as well.

 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. If you were unfortunate enough to watch TVNZ “News” last night, then you would have seen nothing less than a protracted gloat session celebrating the success of the PR campaign to convince Kiwis how profits for some are more important than risking Public Health.
    Meanwhile, (1) the pandemic rages on in various new waves overseas and (2), the efficacy of the vaccines is yet to be fully characterised (not being helped by many countries glacial efforts to actually roll them out).

    • ” If you were unfortunate enough to watch TVNZ “News” last night ”

      Nah i am fortunate to have worked out months ago that TVNZ news is the nightly neo liberal propaganda half hour with its own anus in the form of Seven sharp just in case you wanted in depth coverage of the stories that are pitched to the many brain dead in our neo liberal paradise and the people who are so rich and affluent they can be made to feel just that bit more superior after watching Hillary and what’s his name who are i bet on six figure salaries with benefits.

      I actually feel so much more in tune with nature since i learned to switch off permanently from the insipid vacuous New Zealand news and its intrusive adverts that are the most offensive insult to the thinking persons intelligence if there any thinking people left in Gods own affluent land of the free market.

      If there is an outbreak the media will be the last thing the zombie sheeple turn on. It will be Saintly Jacinda and her cabinet that under the most severe pressure acquiesced to re opening the bubble in the name of the all mighty dollar and the utter insanity of those who value money more than human life.

      We are indeed a nasty and mercenary race of people after all. And we deserve everything we get.

  2. I agree with what you say Martyn: interested parties are desperate to return to business as usual (or close to usual), supported by a section of the populace who are equally desperate to return to the ‘normality’ which characterised their lives prior to the pandemic. Complicit in all of this is MSM. No argument there.

    Part of me though takes the ‘wait and see’ approach, not because I sympathise with the plight of international tourism or with the fun-loving minions (with respect to those desperate for family reunification). I’d like to think that, despite the intense pressure to cautiously reopen borders, public health officials have weighed up the initial risk and if it all turns bad can get on top of it pretty quickly. So far they have done a spendid job. Rather be here than in Brazil or Germany. Some quarantine fuck-ups but that is expected when outsourced.

    The vaccination roll out may help but again I agree that we are probably in the most dangerous phase of the pandemic, more than ever vulnerable to what is happening in the world at large. What I think is a given is a community outbreak will mean lockdown. A public health priority and politically untenable to ignore.

  3. That whining sound like a supercharged V8 car heard a Km away, on RNZ daily, was actually Michael Barnett and a whole crew of professional special pleaders wanting the borders open, tourism bubbles and lifting of alert levels.

    Well they have got their way now and I have my mask and sanitiser at the ready.

  4. ” If you were unfortunate enough to watch TVNZ “News” last night ”

    Nah i am fortunate to have worked out months ago that TVNZ news is the nightly neo liberal propaganda half hour with its own anus in the form of Seven sharp just in case you wanted in depth coverage of the stories that are pitched to the many brain dead in our neo liberal paradise and the people who are so rich and affluent they can be made to feel just that bit more superior after watching Hillary and what’s his name who are i bet on six figure salaries with benefits.

    I actually feel so much more in tune with nature since i learned to switch off permanently from the insipid vacuous New Zealand news and its intrusive adverts that are the most offensive insult to the thinking persons intelligence if there any thinking people left in Gods own affluent land of the free market.

    If there is an outbreak the media will be the last thing the zombie sheeple turn on. It will be Saintly Jacinda and her cabinet that under the most severe pressure acquiesced to re opening the bubble in the name of the all mighty dollar and the utter insanity of those who value money more than human life.

    We are indeed a nasty and mercenary race of people after all. And we deserve everything we get.

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