'The blackout on covering progressive proposals is effectively telling ambitious politicians that if they want to get ahead, they better move to the right. They will be ignored as long as they push ideas perceived as being on the left, regardless of the merits of the ideas.
'The media are putting a very big thumb on the scale when they decide to ignore the CPC budget and other proposals coming from the left side of the political spectrum. This is not neutral reporting. This is not good economy policymaking.'