Paul Holmes and Kevin Milne talk about the tea tapes

Paul Holmes has a column in the NZ Herald today about the appalling media frenzy over an illegally recorded conversation between John Banks and John Key.

I don’t join lynch mobs and I don’t intend to now. For that’s what it’s been this week, a sanctimonious, high and mighty news media lynch mob baying for John Key’s blood.

…I would hold this view no matter who was talking, whether it was Phil Goff talking to the Greens or whoever. A private conversation is exactly that, private.

If John Banks had met John Key in the latter’s ninth-floor office and it was known a tape recording had been made of the meeting no one would be demanding the tape be released. It is absurd.

There is no suggestion that they were in any way conspiring to commit a crime. One or the other it is thought as I write this may have spoken derisively of the age of Winston Peters’ voters.

So what. Everyone speaks derisively of Winston Peters’ voters. We all know they’re the rump of Rob’s old mob and that Winston is their master manipulator.

This morning on NewstalkZB he talked with Kevin Milne of Fair Go fame about the same issue. Have a listen, well worth it.

NewstalkZb – Paul Holmes and Kevin Milne talk about the tea tapes by whaleoil

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