Tonight at 8:40 pm there will be the third televised debate between David Cunliffe and John Key. The moderator will be John Campbell who I am sure will be scrupulously fair. If anything he may be harder on Cunliffe to show that he is so fair. Some on the right will complain that Campbell’s selection is evidence of left wing infiltration of the media, apparently giving both sides a fair go is clear evidence of bias against the right. In their world view they are always correct and opinions to the contrary should be dismissed with contempt. Even thinking there will be a contrary view to their mind is heresy.
Then to provide balance there will be a half hour Paul Henry show. Paul’s independent credentials cannot be questioned. The fact that he was once a National Party candidate is no evidence of his political views. I am sure that he will provide us with his honest opinion, although viewed through his rabid right wing glasses. He may even go out to the real world and interview his daughter to see what ordinary people are thinking. I have this horrible feeling that he will declare Key to be the winner no matter what happens …
Thinking about it I just wish these self anointed experts did not tell us what happened. I would prefer for the sake of our democracy that the leaders debated and we then made our own minds up.
Anyway knock yourselves out in the comments section. But keep it civilised.