The Nation skewers Colin Craig for his subterfuge over Mr X

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Lisa Owen skewers Colin Craig over his lies in his “Dirty Politics” booklet.

Lisa Owen: Now Colin Craig’s pamphlet on Dirty Politics went out nationwide. It claimed to expose the liars out to get him, and featured an interview with a Mr X, someone who knew the dirty secrets.

But who was Mr X? On Friday I spoke to Colin Craig and well, hear for yourself.

Lisa Owen: Are you Mr X Colin?

Colin Craig: I am, that’s right, it’s a non de plume.

Lisa Owen: Why did you conduct an interview in a pamphlet about truth using a false identity?

Colin Craig: Well non-de plumes are a well known literary device. Obviously it’s to make it more interesting, I mean if the whole thing is just text and you know dialogue it’s nowhere near as interesting as if you put something in the form of .an interview.

Lisa Owen: Can you understand why some people might look at that and think that you’ve been deceptive and dishonest?   

Colin Craig: Ohhh…possibly.

Lisa Owen: In hindsight do you think it’s a mistake to pretend to be Mr X?

Colin Craig: No I don’t, I think it made the booklet far more interesting.

Lisa Owen: This is a pamphlet about deception, and also the front cover uses the words “their campaign of lies”. Haven’t you lied too Colin?

Colin Craig: No I haven’t. I have never said that Mr X was anyone um other than myself and I’m the person that said I was Mr X, no one else has said that, I’m the one who’s volunteered that information.

Lisa Own: But you’re not Mr X are you, you’re Colin Craig. So why not just say you’re Colin Craig?

Colin Craig: Well I guess I could have done that.

Lisa Own: Hey Colin what’s the 9th commandment?

Colin Craig: Uuummm, oh it’s in the pamphlet. Thou shalt not bear false witness.

 

The only false witness here is Colin Craig.

The man doesn’t seem to understand the spectacular own goal he has scored. His high paid lawyers will be sitting there with their heads in their hands about now.

 

– 3news


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