Yesterday Audrey Young wrote under the cloak of NZ Herald sanctimony that she was embarrassed John Key was Prime Minister. I wonder what she is thinking today of her employer.
It turns out that today’s story in the NZ Herald was a sting under the close watch and approval¬†of Shayne Currie (and outgoing Editor Tim Murphy who is still in the building).
I have warned of this behaviour emerging as standard at the NZ Herald with the recent appointment of Dirty Politics insider Fran O’Sullivan as a former tool of the ninth floor to now born-again centre left scorned woman. ¬†O’Sullivan only last week announced from the lofty heights of her self-appointed throne that we need a more “adult” media.
I have to hand it to Shayne Currie, nothing in Dirty Politics was as downright evil and sneaky as this hit job on someone who didn’t want their story to be run using his own staff. He went ahead in full knowledge of what happened. ¬†There can be no throwing of his staffer under the bus for this incident no matter how much his left wing luvvies try. ¬†It is Currie’s responsibility as to what goes in the paper.
Nicky Hager will not be happy. ¬†He expects more from media he omitted to mention in Dirty Politics. ¬†Oh that’s right, he is currently collaborating with the NZ Herald as he thinks he has them all eating from the palm of his filthy little hands.
In the meantime Audrey goes from yesterday’s sanctimony back to her gin and pulling a pay check from an embarrassing employer.
And I am betting the planned and deliberate deceit from the NZ Herald machine is now far worse for this woman than a little pull of her ponytail.