The Fairfax embedded Labour fanboiÂ and sometime political reporter finally comes clean on how the MSM like to pick up their pay cheques without doing any work.
The last sentence in the article saysÂ Labour is being dragged into the mire by a clever National by forcing it to explain the detail of its policy!
But by dragging Labour down into the mire, explaining detail of its tax plan, National had its best day of the campaign since its official launch 11 days ago.
Seriously, you actually wrote that, it’s on paper, there is a record of it!
Explaining details of policy is now being dragged into the mire!
Reporting on hacked emails, some of them forgeries is high principled good journalism though.
If you want a proper explanation with detail that treats you like a grown up with a brain stop here, if on the other hand you want to know what a bunch of middle aged gossips with not a lot to do thinks well stick to the MSM.
Forget for a moment the rights, wrongs and details of Labour’s capital gains tax. National is cock-a-hoop.
After days and days dominated by dirty politics, it has shifted the focus – for a day at least – and put Labour and its leader, David Cunliffe, on the defensive.
The issue flared after the Press leaders’ debate on Tuesday when Cunliffe ducked answering Prime Minister John Key when he asked if under Labour a family home held in a trust would be hit by a capital gains tax (CGT) – and then claimed it would.
It was Key’s best “hit” of the night, leaving Cunliffe looking awkward and trying to change the topic.
It is a mystery why Cunliffe did not come back in the second half of the debate and call Key out on misrepresenting his policy, after his advisers confirmed the family home in a trust would be exempt.
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