Newsroom’s horrible little communist propagandist
If they really wanted to succeed as a news source, the owners of sites like the Newsroom would never employ progressive or post modern political activists like Marc Daalder, whose work is always tainted by their perennially limited political concepts.
At the Newsroom, success takes second place to political ideology. Another great example of this un-businesslike thinking is CNN. Their constancy to the same ideology as Daalder has resulted in constant low ratings, and a 75% drop in viewership since the US election. Yet they still persist with the ideology and will no doubt do so all the way to the bankruptcy courts.
Daalder is a post modernist, or a progressive, or in old fashioned terms a communist. That he is a victim of such discredited ideology shows he is of rigid mind, and is therefore incapable of the combination of imagination and curiosity that a good journalist must possess.
His recent piece entitled “EXTREMISM How the SIS missed the threat of the far right” is dripping with the biases and bigotry of the communist’s crippled mindset. The truth though is simple. Tarrant was an aberration, an outlier that even the best intelligence agency would have been lucky to detect.
Daalder though is no outlier. The NZ media is stuffed full of communists like Marc, and they’re all frantically pushing the propaganda that the man who carried out the Christchurch massacre is a harbinger of what is to come from the “far right”, or “white supremacists” if the SIS doesn’t crack down on “hate speech”. (Something they can’t define).
This is irrational for a number of reasons. The most stark is there is no evidence that Brendan Tarrant was “far right” or a “white supremacist”. (More concepts Daalder and his comrades can’t define).
From what little the public has seen of Tarrant’s political views, its apparent he had many that coincided with the left. For example he praised the communist Chinese govt, probably something he would have in common with Mr. Daalder.
The truth about Brendan Tarrant is not that he is any kind of rightist or even leftist, but that he is insane. Daalder and his associates are only trying to tie him to their mythical far right threat for political advantage and because they are deceivers cowards and smearers.
Someone named Tom Hunter left a very perceptive comment below a critique of Daalder’s writing by Chris Trotter. Mr Hunter said-
As I see it the plan is as follows:
– First sell the idea that the Far Right presents as White Supremacism and is a threat to NZ.
– Second sell the idea that any opposition to ideas currently being pushed by the Left, starting with Critical Race Theory, White Privilege and White Fragility, is a mark of White Supremacism, thus pushing the argument into more plausible areas than someone grabbing a gun and shooting Maori or Muslims.
– Third, associate all this with supporters of ACT and National, who will be doing the objecting.
– Fourth, make it both implicitly and explicitly clear that voting for Labour, Greens and the Maori Party is the only way to prevent the nasties from rising.
This also has the added benefit of deflecting people’s gaze away from the way that Left Wing institutions like Public Health and Public Education have failed Maori, as well as the current government’s failure to get much of anything actually built.
It’s basically the current Democrat playbook in the USA, and for much the same reasons as the Great Society literally goes down in flames in Democrat-controlled inner cities.
Mr Hunter summary of Daalders deceit is spot on. Marc’s piece is deliberately misleading communist propaganda, and anyone with a basic understanding of politics can detect that.
If Newsroom really wanted to establish any kind of reputation as a responsible and trustworthy media outlet they would part company with the pathetic immature blinkered little commie Daalder first thing Monday morning.
As it is, they’re probably more interested in following the same lemming like path as CNN. Except they’re propped up by taxpayer money, and money from who knows where else. Wouldn’t be hard to guess.