Richard Northey liesth about the NZ Herald


Well, that's a smart move by the new City Vision co-leader. Richard Northey now seeks to burn all credibility with the NZ Herald by telling provable lies about who is leaking.

[quote]"Labour councillor Richard Northey told colleagues the Herald had told him that councillor Neil Abel leaked Dr Hucker's resignation to the newspaper. The Herald never spoke to Mr Northey on the issue. Besides, Mr Abel was not the source."[/quote]

The political stupidity here is amazing.

Firstly, the coup against Hucker is so poorly managed that they knife him AFTER Hucker's reconfirmation as a council candidate for City Vision. They strip him of his leaders role but leave him Deputy Mayor, and then replace him with Vern Walsh – who is retiring and voted the same way over water rates!

Secondly, City Vision want to go around publicly talking about who is or isn't leaking secrets from their caucus. Yeah, like that's not going to hit the newspapers instead of your political agenda. Stories about who is and isn't leaking is simply a godsend for the Auckland political right.

Thirdly, making up lies about the ONLY newspaper in town is probably not a bright thing to do when you are 4 months out from an election.

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