Media party piles in on shaming Key for wanting to keep his tax records private


This is in a way no different to a headline that says:

John Key refuses to discuss if he has ever hit his children and drawn blood.  

The journalism around this story is breathtakingly slanted, which is fine, in a way.  The only thing that I don’t appreciate is that it’s supposed to be blogs that are out of control.

The Media party are jumping on this with so much excitement, it’s obscene.

All this would be kind of OK if we had some media that we could label as centre or right of centre. But even the Paul Henry show has joined the Key-bashing, as we saw earlier. That leaves very few media commentators who aren’t captured by the anti-Key sentiment in the face of unprecedented public support and approval.

This is a good thing really. All that the Media party are doing is ensuring a fourth term for National. There is absolutely no way this is going to motivate voters to move away from National towards Labour.

But personally, I’m dying inside. We’re heading for at least one week, possibly some months, of this kill-me-now Panama “excitement” as the Media party keep the issue alive.

And while we are on Trusts, perhaps Andrew Little could do two things in good faith. One, reveal the trust details set up by The Standard blogger and part-time lawyer Micky Savage for ex-Labour leader David Cunliffe; and two, get all the Labour Party MPs to publish their tax returns online.


– Vernon Small, Stuff

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Katie Bradford NZ

Katie Bradford


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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.