I see my good friend Dr Brian Edwards is all cock-a-hoop about Matthew Hooton choosing to apologise for calling David Cunliffe a liar on radio.
If we put aside the side-splitting irony of a corporate soldier of fortune hitman spin doctor choosing to apologise for lying to a career politician, I did find myself asking: “Why am I not apologising?”
I’ve stopped short of calling David Cunliffe a liar. Or having lied about working on the formation of Fonterra while working for BGC. Instead, I’ve asked lots of questions that have exposed David Cunliffe’s fanciful claims that litter his CV.
He’s gone into bat with a dodgy looking document that doesn’t have his name on it anywhere, from an organisation that he worked for over 14 years ago, and claims this is the documentary proof that he worked 8 hours on the formation of Fonterra, at best two years before Fonterra as a concept of conceived of.
Apart from the fact it clearly doesn’t link David Cunliffe to anything, it has always been heavily redacted since it was released. And yes, forensic analysis carried out by a number of people have thrown up too many unanswered questions for me to back down from the idea the whole thing is a setup.
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