When did you first hear?

It seems that Labour is very, very focused on when precisely John Key first heard about a fat German businessman.

This is a very important question. One I put to readers.

When did you first hear about Hermann Göring?

Was it in primary school…or intermediate?

What about Sergeant Schultz? When did you first hear about him?

Like Colonel Klink, he is a veteran of World War I. His hometown is Heidelberg, and in civilian life he is the owner of Germany’s biggest and most successful toy manufacturing company, The Schatzi Toy Company. With the onset of war, Schultz was involuntarily recalled to military duty and lost control of his toy factory as it was converted to military use.

I doubt anyone can remember when they first heard about those two fat Germans, so why should anyone give a shit about when anyone else first heard about a fat German called Kim Dotcom/Schmitz/Vestor.

Apparently though on the day Paula Bennett launched her welfare reforms and the day before Labour the Greens and the unions had their summit stunt in Auckland this question was the most important thing of the Labour leader’s mind. When did John Key first hear about a fat German businessman?

I mean really?


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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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