Peter Jackson is way smarter than the apparatchiks in Labour’s head office:
Director Sir Peter Jackson was “mortified” to hear that a journalist was blacklisted from coveringÂ The HobbitÂ premiere for writing too many negative stories about the movie.
Radio New Zealand reporter Cushla Norman had her pass to cover the film premiere reinstated this morning after being told by a publicist for Roadshow Film Distributors she had been cut.
The publicist said she had written too many negative stories on the film.
“[Sir] Peter and [his wife] Fran are both mortified,” WingNut Films spokesman Matt Dravitzki told Radio New Zealand this morning.
“As I said, the filmmakers, the producers and the studio would never do this to any journalist or ask that credentials be revoked.”
Radio NZ was told another journalist could attend the film but the public broadcaster said it would not be dictated to and refused to replace Norman at the premiere.
The decision was made this morning for her accreditation to be reinstated.
To be fair to Cushla Norman, she was probably acting on orders from her union centric bosses pushing the CTU and Helen Kelly’s official Hobbit hating line.
Looks like we have found our first hypocrite.