I am told Fran O’Sullivan is having another of her world famous unhinged tantrums on Facebook via the closed group “Kiwi Bloggers and Journalists Association” pleading comments stay private within a group of over 200 then continuing her smears. Fran has been running her mouth off about me all over town at various functions now for more than half a year all because of one little mention in an email the Prime Minister released.
I have ignored the abuse. It has been very d…..ifficult. I am not a patient person.
I have watched with interest at the spontaneous combustion over this time of someone previously considered to be unflappable by her peers. But enough is really enough.
Fran’s running of her mouth gets back to me only because people of any standing in the community and Beltway are bored and confused with it all as they were 10 minutes after this started, wondering why she cannot just get on with her own professional matters. Quite frankly I too have had enough of her silly behaviour from someone old enough to behave more argh…. appropriately.
Perhaps Fran would like to explain to followers:
1. Why I was never required to actually appear at the Chisholm Inquiry?
Lets talk about that shall we?
Could the answer be because of her ridiculous reactive column in the NZ Herald the second she stepped out from the Inquiry as a witness, explaining and losing by republishing private correspondence? A move that many of her colleagues wrote to me privately rather aghast over. It was fortunate for Fran that I was not an actual witness to the Inquiry at the time else she would have had a large amount of trouble under s29 (1)(g) and (i) of the Inquiries Act 2013 and I would have laid a complaint over her attempt to influence the Inquiry and intimidation of myself as a witness. After this column was pointed out to those running the Inquiry they did not contact me again even slightly suggesting I appear at the Inquiry and I do not believe in coincidences. In a large part I suspect the lack of interest in interviewing me for the Chisholm Inquiry was driven by Fran herself.
I ignored the abuse, smears and personal inferences in the column.
Fran then had the temerity via Twitter after reporting she had shared a plane back from Hong Kong with me one chilly flight after the Inquiry reporting period where you could cut the air with a plastic knife, to suggest I had been in New Zealand at least twice during the Inquiry period and had lunch at Antoines with Trish Sherson whom I have not caught up with now for more than a year. This was news not only to me as it was my first trip since the election but Trish as well who corrected her. Still the boiling went on.
I ignored her lies and tantrums. And her threats to people close to me that she “hadn’t finished with me yet”. Read more »