NZ Herald official Labour party newspaper now?

The NZ Herald has confirmed all suspicions that they are just a conduit for the Labour party by publishing this article by Rebecca Quilliam today.

I’ll be that plenty of other political parties issued press releases paying tribute to the service of the armed forces. Prime Minister John Key paid a personal tribute in Wellington while attending the dawn parade, while David Shearer was hiding behind the shirt tails of Helen Clark in New York.

It disgusts me that they run a partisan and one-sided, almost word for word Labour’s press release on behalf of the Labour party on Anzac day. it is only one paragraph different, the first one. I can’t believe Rebecca Quilliam put her by-line on it since three quarters of the words aren’t even her own.

How shameful, how embarrassing.



This is the Labour party that had Helen Clark as its leader, a woman who spat at and threw paint over Vietnam veterans when they returned from service. This is the party that harboured conscientious objectors. The same party that had Phil Goff as a leader who flew the North Vietnamese flag from the Centoaph in Auckland the day that Saigon fell. The same party that saw the destruction of the air force the equipping of the army with expensive, and in appropriate equipment.

They shouldn’t be paying tribute, they should be saying sorry.

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