Have Labour just pissed off Radio Live?

When you are struggling for cut through the last thing you want to do is cut off any conduit to the public. Except of course if you are Labour.

In an attempt to gain lots of vote winning coverage Labour have decided to complain. More genius from their campaign manager Trevor Mallard.

Stupid is as Stupid does.

Labour has lodged a complaint over Prime Minister John Key’s hosting of a Radio Live programme last week.

Labour Party general secretary Chris Flatt today lodged complaints with the Broadcasting Standards Authority and the Electoral Commission following Mr Key’s hour-long segment on the station last Friday.

“I believe that John Key hosting a programme on Radio Live so close to the election breached both the Broadcasting Act and the Electoral Act,” Mr Flatt said.

In relation to the Broadcasting Act, the complaint argues that Mr Key’s hour breached the prohibition on paid election programmes and breached the Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice.

In relation to the Electoral Act, the complaint argued it breached the prohibition on paid election programmes, and was an unauthorised election advertisement.


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  • More hypocrisy from Labour; on Friday Grant Robertson was bleating on Twitter that Key has AVOIDED politics, whilst John Pagani blogged the same line yesterday.

    And didn’t Phil Goff tweet that he would have done a similar show if asked?

  • Alan

    If they were standing on a windy ridge and needed to relieve themselves they would piss into the wind ,so abjectly hopeless are they.
    In a week when they should have been able to make real headway they have pissed of radio stations and blue collar workers , well done keep it up i say.

  • Kevin Campbell

    They have blown off half of NZ with their anti Peter Leitch smear so whats a radio station among friends?

  • Anonymous

    Just goes to show they are desperate after complaining that he did not discuss politics. As Phil Goff said he would have done it if asked, to me, it looks like a bit of a flip flop.