HoS should name secret taper

I’m not buying the weasel excuses of Herald on Sunday.

It’s simply not believable that someone would inadvertently leave a radio-mic on that table, disguised in a black pouch, and accidentally record the PM, and not know they were doing it.

This is tabloid behaviour at its worst. Clearly the HoS has not learned anything from the News of the World scandal.  Its editors should now be facing the blowtorch and the camera operator’s character will have to be scrutinised.  If the public are being asked to take their word for it – we need to know whose word it is we’re taking.

The Herald should tell us who it was – at the very least that will allow public figures being approached by this person to know how they operate.

What next, inadvertant radio mics in the Cabinet room/Caucus room? Can any politicians trust that when a repeater from Herald on Sunday talks to them “off the record” that they actually aren’t secretly recording them?

This sounds like a massive beat up from the HoS.  If there was something really juicy in it you can bet they would have published, because they clearly don’t care about whether the recording was made legally or not.

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