DPF restores some calm



As I said before, everyone “leaks”.

As Colin Espiner points out, leaking is the normal act of people trying to get information to the media in a way they see is of advantage to them, without being seen as the source of it.

Farrar looks into the legalities of it, and finds that the left, aided and abetted by some of the media, are trying to whip this issue to a level of hysteria.

They demand the police look into it.


The Kitteridge report had NO national security classification.

The two policy and privacy classifications  are sensitive and in-confidence, and it was classified sensitive.

While the report was about the GCSB, it doesn’t mean the report was classified for national security reasons. In fact the report was due to be released publicly anyway.

This makes the leaking of it a government issue, not a criminal issue.

Don’t get me wrong – the leak was appalling, and a resignation is the appropriate  outcome.

But talking of Police complaints is hysteria.


The only thing appalling is getting caught.

Farrar continues,

Dr Norman says a key issue is whether the appendix to the inquiry was leaked. Unlike the body of the report, which was always scheduled to be shared with the public, the appendix is secret – and breaching it could constitute a breach of the Crimes Act.

Peter Dunne did not have the appendix. No information from the appendix has been published, so nice try inventing a make believe crime.

Labour leader David Shearer has called on police to seize Mr Dunne’s emails. His deputy, Grant Robertson, says Mr Dunne should be compelled to give evidence under oath. 

On that basis, they must also be demanding that Phil Goff have his emails seized by the Police and Goff should be compelled to give evidence under oath.

Oh yes, Phil Goff.

Go on Labour, set the standard here.  I’m sure it will come in handy later.

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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.