Craig v Slater – Day 3 (Media roundup)

Photo: Chris McKeen via Stuff

Mr Craig spent a whole day in the witness chair.   This is what the media have chosen to report about the day.  All of it.

Stuff felt that a new “love poem” was newsworthy

Another love poem written by Colin Craig to his former press secretary Rachel MacGregor has been read out in court.

“You are beautiful because your eyes are lovely,” is the opening line of the poem, titled Beautiful.

“You are beautiful because you look unbelievably good in your new dress,” it continues.

“You are beautiful because your skin is so soft.”

“You are beautiful because you have the most perfect… (LOL .. OK I deleted a couple of lines and stopped this section),” it ends abruptly.

It was one of two poems included in a letter Craig wrote to MacGregor on Christmas Eve in 2014. He accepted it was inappropriate.

I guess it is more clickable news than Mr Craig allegedly falsifying evidence.   The latter isn’t sexy enough, but will become an important milestone in this case.  It also doesn’t make Cam Slater look bad.

In general, the media and the political bloggers have gone all quiet compared to the first day.  The first day involved Mr Craig describing his view of matters.  This got them all fairly excited because it sounded like Cam was going to go doooooown.  And then… when Mr Craig had to explain himself, it’s all kind of come to tears.

The bottom line remains:  Whaleoil does proper due diligence on its stories.  People have just always assumed and believed our critics that we are a law unto ourselves and we just write whatever we like.  Not so.   And Mr Craig is finding this out the hard way.   The very hard way.

Mr Craig will resume the stand tomorrow when Brian Henry will resume his cross examination for a third day.  Mrs Craig is at this stage not expected until Friday.


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