Media must start asking the hard questions

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Media Release Tuesday 29 November 2011 Media must start asking the hard questions The saying that people get the governments they deserve seems unduly harsh yet, viewing the New Zealand election results and the staggeringly low voter turnout, perhaps …

Media Release
Tuesday 29 November 2011

Media must start asking the hard questions

The saying that people get the governments they deserve seems unduly harsh yet, viewing the New Zealand election results and the staggeringly low voter turnout, perhaps there is some truth to the saying, according to Democrats for Social Credit Health Spokesman David Tranter.

“However, given the media’s non-coverage of crucial issues during the campaign it is inevitable that the triviality of so much of that coverage played a significant part in election outcomes by fudging – or completely ignoring – crucial issues” Mr. Tranter said.

“How else does one explain that a party which has just been given an almost clear majority vote is pursuing so many policies that are either directly opposed to what so many opinion surveys show – or who appear to have no ideas whatsoever to deal with such matters as the utterly failed international banking/finance system?

“Given the huge worldwide turmoil over finance and the predictions by many informed commentators that the existing system is doomed to fail again unless it is radically changed, any half-competent media people would have made a real effort to elicit from the politicians what their parties stand for on financial policy” Mr Tranter said.

“Surely the public are entitled, especially during an election campaign, to know what all parties intend doing about New Zealand’s continuing adherence to the centuries-old banking rort which continues to ignore that money, originally intended as a convenient means of exchange, has become the preserve of the international rip-off banking/finance industry which ever increases the gap between the haves and the have-nots while racking up absurd, un-payable debts for most countries, including the supposedly “richest“ nations. It is painfully clear that the Democrats for Social Credit are the only party with a credible policy on finance but DSC views are consistently ignored.

“Then there’s Nationals’ recent legislation on the foreshore and seabed which puts at risk the public’s right to freely access the beaches while also compromising access to resources out to the 12 mile limit. Adding insult to injury is that this policy is a complete reversal of National’s position prior to the 2008 elections. Where was the media’s searching interrogation of National regarding this outrage?” Mr. Tranter asked.

“A further example is National’s policy of more privatisation of publicly owned assets, typically opposed by around two-thirds of respondents to opinion surveys. And for what purpose, since history repeatedly shows that, at best, the selling of public assets merely provides a temporary, superficial massaging of government debt figures followed by the inevitable long-term worsening of the country’s financial position consequent upon the loss of those assets.

“The growing world-wide frequency of street protests – many of them violent – opposing what people are increasingly coming to see as grossly unfair systems of government may seem a far cry from New Zealand society, but if the current divide between the haves and the have-nots is ignored by those in power here it is only a matter of time before the more disadvantaged in New Zealand are going to see that form of protest as the only course left open to them, just as is happening overseas” Mr. Tranter concluded.

ENDS

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