I put the blame squarely at the feet of the mainstream media.
Gone are the days of unbiased reporting and discussion of fact. They are more interested in creating news. We get dished up a continuous stream of tripe and hogwash. Their heads are so far up their arses that they are beyond recognising the fundamental dishonesty of their actions.
They create, spin and manipulate issues to reflect their own self interests.
They milk a cup of tea, they don't ask some low life cameraman why if he recorded a private conversation by accident, he simply didn't detete it. They ignore the well organised, criminal vandalism of 700 billboards, they talk up some failed hasbeen who still owes us $150k, they have more polls than a bull could shit to manipulate the vote, they ignore the not so little issue of privacy, they ignore the referendum on MMP, they report some oxygen thief benefit conartist like he is some kind of hero.......
Worst of all, they treat New Zealanders as idiots.
They expect us to not only buy their crap but swallow it as well.
They may wish to perform in a circus but don't assume we will be queuing up to buy tickets any time soon.