To those that are still interested in this topic, there has been an ongoing campaign to restore Mette-Marit's image in Norwegian media ever since new year's.
"Mette-Marit talks about the pain of having an alcoholic father", "Mette-Marit cleans up litter publicly", "Mette-Marit supports literature", "Mette-Marit shows her vulnerable side" (as if she hasn't done enough of that already) and - not least - "Mette-Marit: this is how I beat my fear of flying" (she must have realised she should offer an explanation for this). And then a few select politicians making supportive remarks about what a great example she is to the population.
I've seen MM in the media every week in 2014, all of which have been fluff pieces. To be honest, I find it a bit sickening that it was not allowed to mentioned their rather evident marital problems round Christmas time, but now the CP couple can use the press for all it's worth to restore her tainted rep. Where is the media's integrity, why do they agree to let her come out of this smelling of roses?
In recent years there have been many critical articles about her and rightfully so: the expensive wardrobe, the surrogate trip to India, the controversial money requests for Haakon's birthday party, her extensive private programme abroad coupled with little representation. And now? All critical articles are gone and only ingratiating fluff pieces remain.
Before Christmas I felt it was a bit exaggerated to criticise the media for being in the pockets of the royals, but now I've started to wonder... Anyone else monitoring the Norwegian press who have noticed the same?
Yes, I have, and certainly many others. It's pretty disgusting and embarrassed. You made a very good and proper analysis