NBR go all in on calling John Key a liar


I knew this was coming.   Readers may recall I’ve been pushing the government to deal with the Sabin issue since a little after the election.

Worse, Key slipped up this morning on TV by linking two bits of information together that were previously just speculation.  Careful observers will now know exactly what kind of alleged assault Sabin is being investigated for.

The media at large know what Sabin’s problems involve.  They are unhappy and will be chipping away at this from every other angle that they can find.

Once again – I warned the government to lance this boil as soon as possible, as any delay would not be able to be explained in terms that will favour National.

There are certain thing that MPs simply can not get away with.  It is beyond my understanding why Sabin was even appointed Chairman of the Law and Order Select Committee.   That’s not playing things safe.  It’s not playing it smart, and this will now end up festering for months.

Never hug a corpse.  Never.   And always know where the bodies are buried.

Key needs to go back to leading instead of driving issues via Curia.   Because in cases like these, there is no way to take the public’s temperature until the issue is actually out there.

And in the case of an alleged assault and the particular circumstances that are known to John Key, he should never have allowed Sabin to continue.

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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.