Whaleoil reader tears Andrea Vance’s latest Panama Papers “research” to pieces

via TVNZ

via TVNZ

For those that just can’t stand the thought of wading through Andrea Vance’s latest “revelations” from the sewers of the Panama Papers, as breathlessly tipped last night by Red Radio and Commie TV, I bring you the shorthand version:

Fact 1: An allegedly corrupt Khazakstani bought a house in London thirteen years ago.

Fact 2: A New Zealand lawyer has a nice house in Uruguay.

Fact 3: The NZ lawyer was photographed at the house “reclining on the lawn, shirt unbuttoned”.

Fact 4: The lawyers wife is American. Sub-Fact: She likes ball gowns.

Fact 5: “New Zealand risks becoming known as a hub for this kind of activity”.

Fact 6: “This investigation has been carried out by journalists from One News, RNZ News and investigative journalist Nicky Hager”.

Fact 7: Fact 6 is a lie; these shocking facts, and the quotes used in the “revelations”, were actually exposed by NZ House and Garden nearly a year ago…


And of course Andrea Vance worked for Fairfax at the time.  Fairfax own the House and Garden franchise.

Here are the hapless victims of her need to try and regain credibility, such as it is.


The Cones – NZ House and Garden

Oh wow.  Look a Geoff “reclining on the lawn, shirt unbuttoned”.

What a grubby and amateurish attempt to smear an essentially random couple in the attempt to show TVNZ viewers that Andrea Vance is capable.

We already saw that last time when I clearly outlined that her research on Trusts was based on a infantile understanding driven by a check-list she had placed on the wall.


– idbkiwi

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