Peter Hitchens at the (UK) Mail on Sunday has stirred a lively debate on the power of the media establishment.
Regardless of who his in control, its liberal-left values help undermine those who oppose them.
Witness the destruction of more conservative leaders in Britain like Iain Duncan Smith, or David Davis.
Thus, we see the rise of those who fit their values like Tony Blair and David Cameron.
Our political parties are corpses and democracy as we used to know it is quite dead, Hitchens states boldly.
Dr Richard North at EU Referendum notes that every four years or so there is an electoral reshuffle but nothing really changes, the same lib-left policies stay, regardless of their continuing damage to health, education ,etc, etc.
The Archbishop-Cranmer blog nods sadly in agreement.
Indeed, the demonisation of Sarah Palin by the liberal media seems to confirm this. The MSM prefers and adores Obama because he is what they seek.
As for New Zealand, I guess much of the same can apply. Don Brash saved the National Party. He doubled its support, making it the electable beast it is today. But despite such achievements the media was ever keen to stick the boot in, play up every gaffe, and Orewa was branded as 'racist' or 'hardline' despite fitting in with the values of New Zealand.
They couldn't wait to ask for his resignation on the night of Election 2005.
Similarly, when they can, the media tries to present Roger Douglas as some old dinosaur, a relic of another age who will bring about wholesale cruelty.
And so we get John Key and National as Labour-lite. The media give him an easier time as he fits in with them more so than Brash. So whoever wins the election, be it National or Liarbour, the policy settings for New Zealand will be pretty much the same.
We will have an 'electoral reshuffle'- new faces , same policy.'What She said' as the slogan goes. National has abandonned its values, has gone 'slippery', so not to frighten the horses who have been brainwashed by the mediocracy.
Meanwhile, over in Australia, out goes the conservative Brendon Nelson, for the centrist Malcolm Turnbull to lead the Liberals. A global warming believing republican in tune with such mediacratic philosophies. The conservatives are sidelined in the Libs' bid for support and electability.
That appears to be the line Peter Hitchens and others take.
It all sounds oddly and disturbingly convincing, doesn't it?