Must have been the fairies

My old man, when lining us kids up to find out who had done some dastardly deed that needed punishment, would exclaim after we had all denied any involvement in the nefarious activities, “Oh, so was it the fucken fairies then?”

Labour leader Andrew Little says he wasn’t aware of a tweet sent from his official account which said his “kindness quota” was all gone in relation to the plight of refugees.

The tweet was a response to Labour staffer Reed Fleming’s tweet this afternoon which said: “That a ‘quota’ system for providing a safe place to live for fellow humans fleeing war even exists is absurd”.

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In response, Mr Little’s account replied: “soz daily kindness quota all gone. Either lobby the govt for more, or piss off with your compassionate tweets [sic]”.

It was deleted shortly afterward, but not before a screenshot was taken.

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When asked about it, Mr Little had no knowledge it had been sent and wanted to see the screenshot.

“No, it wouldn’t have been sent by me or anyone associated with my account.”

All of Mr Little’s press secretaries have access to Mr Little’s Twitter account.

The tweet could be seen as especially embarrassing as it comes shortly after Labour committed to doubling New Zealand’s refugee quota following Mr Little’s visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

Yep, looks like it was the fucken fairies.

Andrew Little doing an impression of Sgt. Schultz isn’t really going to work either. It’s his account, it’s his name, it’s his insult.

Blaming the staff is a union bosses’ trick. Any good work he thought he may have achieved in trying to smear John key and his lawyer is now undone by some fool in his office.

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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.