MEDIAWATCH: The Nation review – Luxon’s clever Maori Electorate Opportunism

The Nation is like organic muesli. Dry but you hope its good for you.

Today’s wasn’t very good.

The Luxon questions are really basic.

The new host keeps talking over the top of some really weak gotcha attempts.

Luxon’s clever opportunism in standing candidates in the Maori electorate is driven from watching the deep resentment from the provinces by Maori towards Labour. 53% of those at the protest voted Labour/Green. None of those protestors will be voting Left again.

National are stepping in to woo that new angry electorate without having to openly appeal to them.

Every Maori vote away from the Labour Party vote total is a vote National can win.

It is infuriating that Luxon is doing so well with such simple tactics.

I didn’t watch the rest of the show because, well, it’s The Nation.

On The Working Group this Monday, 7.30pm live from the Auckland Mediaworks studio we will be reviewing the week with the bestest and greatest weekly political podcast that isn’t funded by NZ on Air. This weeks panel is Bernard Hickey and Efeso Collins.

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