Why calling John Key a liar doesn’t work

Again it is up to Paul Holmes to explain:

Sometimes, it’s all in the little things. Goff might have apparently struck a blow by calling Key a liar.

But we all know all politicians tell the odd fib or withhold information, and we all know they have to make the decisions demanded when circumstances change.

For example, the GST.

But Key is still able to project the image of an honest, ordinary guy. And I think that is still what the market wants. I seem to remember that at one point he stood there with one hand in a trouser pocket, projecting a man at ease in his job.

And when called a liar, his reply that he would not call Goff a liar because he had too much respect for the office of leader of the Opposition was simply dignified.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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