Tracey Watkins is said by some of her colleagues to be spending an ‘unseemly’ about of time hanging out in John Key’s office, she’s certainly spent enough time at National HQ recently to get similar with the wall hangings. So, it’s fairly safe to say we know where her loyalties lie, and it’s not with journalistic independence.
Today, because real journalism is hard work, Tracey interviews her typewriter and a poll that is contradicted by other polls and was taken over the wrong time-frame to conclude that the secret agenda tapes had no impact on voters (gee, Tracey that’s a funny thing because I would have spoken to a couple of dozen ordinary Kiwis over the weekend about politics and the secret agenda revealed by tapes were the first thing on their minds). She then trots out her tired old line "the moderate new face of National.. John Key" (notice, it’s only ‘faces’, appearances, that are analysed, not actual policy). The other day, she headlined another sycophantic article on Key ‘The Pragmatist’ because of his more moderate tone compared to Don Brash. Reminded me of this: