And why, why why, the poor Prime Mincer asks in anguish? Obviously, it is to sell papers and plus there were genuine news stories, which is totes unfair.
Note where the Prim Munster was having his weeping fit. On the radio show of one Leighton Smith, an unctuous, pompous, and spectacularly mediocre radio person. Just the sort of person to soothe poor Keysies troubled brow. "There, there, Prime Minister, your godship, BAD MEDIA see what you've done?"
But brave Johnno is not complaining:
"I don't mean that as a complaint, I'm not moaning about it, it's just a statement of fact.""And it's a fact because I said it" he did not add.
I hope the media's mother is proud of it.
UPDATE for great Justice:
Prime Minister John Key has denied criticising the media...So when he said that he wasn't being critical. uh huh. Just wondering if anyone has been checking on the Library pixies lately, this has the hallmarks of one of their black flag ops.
However in a press conference this afternoon, Mr Key told media they were "doing well".
He denied singling out the New Zealand Herald and the Sunday Star Times for criticism.
"We've got a lot of policies we're implementing. There'll always be critical appraisal of that. It comes with the territory. Doesn't bother me."