I've have to keep reminding my folks that the climate change denial from Leighton Smith is downright irresponsible. I sometimes wonder if he's breaching broadcasting standards: "Talkback radio will not usually be subject to the accuracy standard, except where the presenter makes an unqualified statement of fact."
I think there is something strange going on out there particularly in the older (voting) public. It seems that there is very little acceptance that The Greens have shed their more extreme views and are now a much more serious party and hence more reasonable.
Listening to ever-popular NewstalkZB, particularly Leighton and Larry, I'm not surprised. The scaremongering about the craaazy dangerous Greens is relentless; listeners hear it as an immovable fact.
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