The so called honeymoon

Media often talk about a new Government having a honeymoon, and it is pretty garbage journalism as it suggests that the Government’s support up until the end of the honeymoon is artificial or delusional, rather than earnt.

Toby Manhire has blogged how the media have declared the GCSB issue is the end of ’s media honeymoon, and then gives 12 previous references dating from 2007 to 2012 when various media or commentators also declared the honeymoon over.

It’s a cliche that should be buried. It has some validity in the first six months of a Government’s term, but after their first Budget, I think it is a near meaningless term.

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