Media today will never support freedom protesters
“Hold the line” is an important aphorism of the Freedom Protesters in Wellington, and bless them and their courage for this resolution, but they should not forget another aphorism of similar importance and that is “stay the course”.
Recent moves to alter their original stance and offer olive branches to a deceitful media that has pilloried the protesters from the start are a mistake. Today in NZ the MSM is constantly the enemy of the people, and the craven ally of the powerful, and there is a huge amount of evidence to support this claim in today’s (Sunday) newspapers, radio and television.
Sure, there is the odd token piece which veers slightly off message, but the overpowering narrative is 95% opposed to the protests, and underpinned by distortions, exaggerations and vicious lies.
Appearing on the left wing Bill Maher show in the US, writer Vivek Ramaswamy gives a point of view on the protests you will never hear from the craven Ardern lapdogs that make up the NZ media
What the protesters should not lose sight of is that without the massive propaganda campaign willingly waged by the media for the govt, things would never have got to the stage where the protests became necessary.
Ardern herself, in of all places her opening address to Joe Biden’s laughably named “Democracy Summit”, admitted the media were on her payroll. She said the primary purpose of her $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund was to “combat online misinformation”.
Things haven’t changed. NZ’s MSM are still on Ardern’s payroll and they’re still flat out producing misinformation and the most hateful bigoted anti-protest propaganda. Articles categorised as news that are full of pejorative terms, and opinion pieces that go much further in unleashing unrestrained hatred.
TV One’s Jack Tame has been a leader in the media’s attacks, and today he is trying hard to convince Police Commissioner Coster to use jackbooted Trudeau type force against the protesters. Tame is also highly critical of the Commissioner’s failure to stop the protest in its early stages.
The irony is that Tame and his pro-govt group-think colleagues conspired to refuse to report on the protest, or acknowledge the huge support it had in the community. Therefore the Police were caught completely off guard by its true magnitude. By the time they did wake up, it was too late.
New media is replacing legacy media overseas, and the same thing will eventually happen in New Zealand. Below is a cut from the recently established GBNews in the UK that stands in stark contrast to Tame’s weak compliant propaganda.
In the UK, GBNews host Mark Dolan provides a point of view contrasting markedly with the Stasi style pro Trudeau rhetoric of fake NZ newser Jack Tame
The most disgusting and cowardly anti-protest article today though comes from Irish import and ex News of the World scribbler Andrea Vance. Her article is headlined “The Trumpism spilling out onto Parliament’s lawn is the new virus” and is based on the idiotic claim that Donald Trump is an evil fascist dictator whose influence is driving the Freedom protests in NZ. She writes-
“The small but vocal minority currently tearing up Parliament’s lawn are the unwelcome arrival of Trumpism in New Zealand. It was an extreme far-right ideology that attacked democracy and normalised violence against progressive agendas, liberal cultures and the media.
The protest shares all of Trump’s worst characteristics: childish behaviour, wild lies, insult-spewing, ignorance, extravagant promises and unreasonable demands. There is a disrespect for elite norms and predilection for conspiracy theories.”
There is much more in the same vein, but its just too off the planet to bother with. Suffice to say that if it was written by any right winger criticising the left, it would probably be termed “hate speech”. Only in a fake news outlet like Stuff could someone as bigoted, politically ignorant and generally uninformed as Andrea Vance hold the position of “senior journalist”.
Update: Curia polling commissioned by The Platform confirms the absurdity of the “extreme right” allegations of Stuff’s Andrea Vance and other fake newsers in the NZ media. The greater majority of the protesters are politically aligned with NZ’s main center-left center-right parties. The largest grouping by far is the current govt Labour-Greens faction at 46%.
The Freedom protesters should remember Aesop’s fable of the frog and the scorpion, where the frog was persuaded by the scorpion to carry him on his back across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog, and they both die-
The goals the freedom protesters seek will not be met in New Zealand under the current oppressive social/ political structure, and a corrupted media is the cornerstone of this structure. Such goals will only be met when today’s media is lying broken and beaten in the ruins of their own self destruction.
Wellington protesters should not be as gullible as the murdered frog, and we should never forget that the media today, a fake media really, are the enemy of the people. They will sting us all to death if we are silly enough to believe they are ever going to be our allies.