In former journalist John Armstrong’s piece today, he also writes:
“a frustration and impatience towards National still displayed by some of the shriller Labour-aligned blogs, which find fault with anything and everything the Key Government does while expecting their breathless critiques to somehow bring forward its demise”
Aww, you noticed đ
Seriously though, John. Any substantive critique or just empty attacks because you don’t like hearing robust criticisms of your mate Key?
Here’sÂ what we’veÂ criticised National for this week:
Were any of these criticisms baseless or gratuitous? Should we not have made this criticisms because they’re not going to move the polls?Â
This is a left-wing blog, we’re going to disagree with the ideas and policies of a right-wing government quite a bit because we are espousing opposite views (incidentally of 30 posts, only 20 were anti-National and one agreed with English).
Passionate? Yes. Forceful? Yes. But our posts are substantive, they’re issues focused (in stark contrast to your writing, John), and they are grounded both in data and in ideology. We welcome people who want to come and debate against our arguments.
If you can’t come up with any real rebuttals of our arguments, John, and resort to bitching instead, then I feel a bit sorry for you.