Posts Tagged ‘negative campaigning’

When scaremongering becomes self-parody

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 18th, 2017 - 34 comments

According to English, in a revealing Q+A interview, Labour wants to “slaughter the dairy herd” and “depopulate the cities”. Why is he such a scared little man? Why doesn’t National have the confidence to run a positive campaign on its policies?

Ardern: Setting the record straight

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, September 16th, 2017 - 38 comments

Watch Jacinda Ardern on the Nats’ nasty negative campaign – and the huge problems for New Zealand that they want to distract you from.

Ardern on Nat’s campaign of ‘fear and lying’

Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, September 13th, 2017 - 98 comments

Jacinda Ardern has spoken out about National’s campaign of “fear and lying”. Meanwhile Joyce keeps lying about his imaginary hole, and English tries to reinvent the fart tax attack.

Revising Nats’ nasty joggers ad

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 2nd, 2017 - 22 comments

National’s nasty joggers campaign ad captures the essence of the party nicely, ignoring and making fun of those in need of help, running away from problems. But in light of the recent poll-quake it is in serious need of revision…

Lusk/Slater to run negative Auckland campaign

Written By: - Date published: 3:49 pm, July 15th, 2013 - 58 comments

According to the tip line the farcical duo of Lusk and Slater will soon be kicking off a large negative campaign against Len Brown.

Key goes negative

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, May 2nd, 2013 - 156 comments

John Key has gone hard negative, with his rants about North Korea and communism, and now an attack on the Greens. Negative is where you go when you don’t have a positive story to tell the electorate. I wonder if the Nats’ internal polling has got Key spooked…

Banks desperate

Written By: - Date published: 12:54 pm, October 6th, 2010 - 59 comments

As it goes down to the wire in Auckland, John Banks’ desperation is on full display.  It’s not a pretty sight.  Banks seem to have nothing to offer but negative campaigning, personal attacks, and South Auckland dogwhistles.  He deserves to lose.

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