Matthew Hooton is telling anyone that will listen that he’s going to get the press gallery and IT journalists to fall for his latest campaign.
He reckons he’s so clever that he will have journalists eating out of his hands.
In fact, he has been openly saying that the journalists are always falling for his PR lines, and it’s now no longer a challenge for him.
The tip line is running hot with reports that Hooton is launching a campaign on behalf of Vodafone and Internet NZ tomorrow against the Government.
I understand the campaign is about a review the Government has underway about the relationship between pricing for the legacy copper network and pricing for the new fibre network.
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