Hey John, does this explain why Fiji won’t let lying ratbag Michael Field into their country?


Michael Field – fiction writer

Fairfax Media has settled a case brought by Stephen Jennings against the company and its former reporter, Michael Field, regarding an article published in March 2015 on www.stuff.co.nz, and in a number of regional Fairfax newspapers, about Mr Jennings and his businesses.Fairfax Media’s management, its editors and Mr Field apologise unreservedly to Mr Jennings for the article. We accept that the article and the statements about Mr Jennings and his businesses within it were entirely without merit; Mr Field did not contact Mr Jennings for his comment; and the article failed to meet Fairfax’s high expectations in relation to its own editorial standards and journalistic ethics.

The amount of the settlement, which included an offer by Fairfax to repeat its apology in open court, is substantial. Mr Jennings has confirmed he is donating the net settlement to charities focused on Taranaki, his home province, and sub-Saharan Africa, where his businesses operate.

Makes stuff up, get himself and his employer sued, gets sacked and then Fairfax has to make one of the most groveling apologies I’ve ever seen, and highlight it on the front page of their website.

…it must have been some spectacular hit piece born from pure malice.

But, you know…decent, trained and skilled. Apparently it is Fiji that’s wrong to keep Field and Dreaver out and, after all, they do have John Key in their corner cheerleading.

Guess where he works now?


Why does “hell in a handcart” come to mind?


– Stuff

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