Not all of the media are pain in the arse liberals/ progressives, but those that are not are conspicuous by their rarity. Does this matter? It does in the political sense, for NZ will never have a truly pluralistic democracy while a force as powerful as the mainstream media strives to almost completely control NZ’s political debate.
It is matter of record that journalists vote overwhelmingly for left wing governments. In Australia and the US, surveys have shown that around 70-90% of journalists favour left wing or “green” political groups. (My guess is its worse in NZ) These journalists will claim that it does not matter who they vote for. That when they report or write their opinion pieces, they are professional and try to provide the public with a responsible viewpoint.
The problem with this theory is that a mechanic can’t give readers a meaningful appraisal of the latest range of aeronautical jet engines. A liberal journalist will never ever have any kind of full understanding of Conservatism. So no matter how they try, the can’t do the issue justice.
NZ’s mainstream political journalists are almost without exception Progressive. Now, I’ve got no real beef with those who do actually try not to let their prejudices interfere with their work. Its the sneering smug deliberately destructive progs who set out to destroy anyone they do not agree with politically who annoy me. And there are too many of the latter and too few of the former.
These bigoted arrogant and ignorant would be cultural totalitarians stand in the watch towers and shoot down anyone trying to introduce political views they don’t approve of. They crucified Don Brash, and now they’re about to do the same to Colin Craig. The mainstream press had at least four attack pieces this Sunday on the Conservative Party. I don’t watch much TV or listen to the radio, but I’d guess there have been as many hits on Craig in those outlets this weekend as in print. There is clearly a media campaign out there to denigrate Colin Craig and make him as unpopular as possible.
For democracy to function it is imperative that the voters be informed. We’re already struggling in that respect thanks to a dysfunctional education system that is basically a course in the cult of environmentalism and its cousin cultural Marxism. The young are woefully mislead in political matters.
Capping this repugnant perversion is a mainstream media that is so completely and hopelessly biased to the Progressive left it is as dysfunctional as the education system, and therefore a serious brake on NZ’s democracy. Controlled by inner city progressives, TV One, TV3 , Radio NZ, the NZ Herald and the Dominion Post are wall to wall left wing. Not a Conservative to be seen. A political and cultural desert as far as Conservatism goes.
These institutions are a disgraceful blot on democracy. There is only one way to fix it. They must go broke. I urge anyone reading this opinion who might agree with it to join me in never spending one dollar on a newspaper or an advertisement in a newspaper or on television or radio. Until they yield and allow the diversity they claim to worship elsewhere to occur within the political sector of their own ranks. Which is probably going to be never, for if my discussions with these people to date are anything to go by they’d rather go broke than forsake their devotion to cultural and political totalitarianism.
So be it. For the sake of democracy, our mainstream media has to be bankrupted.