Yesterday the media were reporting that Alistair Thompson had resigned from Scoop Media.
Parliamentary Press Gallery journalist Alastair Thompson has resigned from his role at Scoop after it was revealed that he was working for Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party.
The major owner of Scoop Media Selwyn Pellet had this to say:
Scoop Media owner Selwyn Pellett said: “We had no idea of the extent of the involvement until Cameron Slater’s blog today.
“We knew he was considering some involvement and the discussion was ‘you can’t do both jobs’. You can’t be an editor and be actively involved in Dotcom’s party.”
He added: “It is disappointing. There is no ill-feeling with Alastair. This is his passion and it is what he believes in and wants to do.”
Mr Pellett said Scoop would not be “rewriting history” by going back over Mr Thompson’s articles to check for any favourable coverage of Dotcom or his party.
“I’m not aware of what he’s written since he registered the domain name in December. But clearly he’s no longer independent on that particular subject.”
This morning however Alistair Thompson is unrepentant and laughing in the face of his former boss (or current boss as the case may be).Â Read more »