Phil Goff and his memory hole

Phil Goff has been attacking John Key saying that it is “unprecedented”. I blogged about it yesterday, and the two occurrences when Helen Clark stomped out.

Phil Goff then went on Radio Live and repeated his claims that it was “unprecedented” to a caller and even went so far as tell the caller that Clark would never have walked out on a press conference with another world leader. Have a listen:

Goff has a memory problem by whaleoil

Since Phil Goff has such a poor memory I will re-iterate for his benefit.

Helen Clark walked from press conference in a fit of rage:

The consensus among the Australians yesterday was that Helen Clark was still smarting about the ABC interview by David Hardaker, also during the campaign, which she terminated by walking out.

Not once but twice:

Prime Minister John Howard’s final news conference during his trip to Wellington has ended abruptly with his New Zealand counterpart Helen Clark walking out.

Sections of the New Zealand press corp zeroed in on the gulf between John Howard and Helen Clark over Iraq, asking whether Ms Clark thought things were better or worse in Iraq as a result of the 2003 invasion.

“Well, I don’t really want to go down that track today,” she said.

When questioning persisted, Ms Clark called an abrupt halt to the press conference.

“I’m sorry, you endeavour to heckle from the back row of every news conference I give and you are not going to do it to this one,” she said.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.