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Brenden Sheehan should resign

Folole Muliaga weighed as much as ababy elephantAs more evidence comes out about Fololobese Muliaga we are finding more and more inconsistencies with what Brendan Sheehan (Breasel) has told the country. We are finding out that her sons are as bad a liars as Breasel.

Today the coronor’s court was told that Fololobese Muliaga knew she was dying, she knew how desperate her health was and she still discharged herself from the hospital. Even if she had stayed she never would have been resuscitated by the hospital as stated in previous evidence given to the court. She also repeatedly went without her medication or her respirator.

[quote]Mrs Muliaga required four or five nurses to turn her in her bed, something which needed to be done several times a day.[/quote]

Worse Fololobese was over 200kgs when admitted to hospital and an astonishing 180kgs after she left. To put that in perspective she weighed as much as that baby elephant pictured above. I feel sorry for this woman that her family have so callously exploited her death, she will be looking down with disappointmen I am sure and probably with disgust at how a two bit union thug milked the situation to gain a Labour Party nomination in Botany.

If Brenden Sheehan had any dignity left behind his false weaselly persona he would resign and shuffle off of the public stage before the embarrasment got any worse. It would also be good if he wrote an open letter to the people of New Zealand apologising for his disgusting milking of his “relatives” death.

Breasel at it again

Helen Clark must be wishing she never selected Axis of Weasel member Brenden Sheehan (Breasel) for Botany. Almost every week he opens his big gob and shoves in both feet. This week is no exception.

libel
1) n. to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others. Libel is the written or broadcast form of defamation, distinguished from slander, which is oral defamation. It is a tort (civil wrong) making the person or entity (like a newspaper, magazine or political organization) open to a lawsuit for damages by the person who can prove the statement about him/her was a lie. Publication need only be to one person … While it is sometimes said that the person making the libelous statement must have been intentional and malicious, actually it need only be obvious that the statement would do harm and is untrue. Proof of malice, however, does allow a party defamed to sue for general damages for damage to reputation, while an inadvertent libel limits the damages to actual harm (such as loss of business) called special damages.

Example 1: Push Polling (http://brendensheehan.blogspot.com/2008/05/interesting-post-by-whaleoil-today.html)

Brenden SheehanLabour’s sacrifical lamb in Botany, Brenden Sheehan has a rather unhealthy disrespect for the law. When he’s not threatening to bring the Muliaga musomaniacs round for a cup of tea and a sing-song he’s libeling (http://brendensheehan.blogspot.com/) one of the most respected polling companies in New Zealand.

Sheehan begins by damning yours truly with faint praise but quickly goes down hill. He begins by citing his in-depth knowledge of the ‘legal game’ to claim perfectly benign questions like “Should the Government cut GST on food?” are in fact “leading questions” aimed at “rarking up the punters” with “inflammatory language” in order to boost John Key’s popularity.

LIBEL 1: Accusing a polling company of asking leading questions to solicit a response is a serious allegation. Such behaviour would breach ethical guidelines in a pretty significant way and would also severely damage the company’s reputation.

LIBEL 2: Even if the questions were leading, you have to ask what they were leading to. Breasel accuses Nielsen of using these questions to “rark up the punters” in to supporting John Key which is simply not true – I’ve seen a transcript of the questions and the PPM one came before the policy issues.

In a stunning display of ignorance, Sheehan then goes on to claim it is the responsibility of polling companies to ensure those taking the poll are ‘informed’. He spuriously suggests the following as a non-leading question:

‘if you support a reduction in tax on petrol would you be happy to pay toll fees on major arterial roads to fund future traffic needs?

This mix of stupidity and lying all leads up to something much bigger. In the final sentence of his post Sheehan drops the p-bomb: push polling. He directly accuses Nielsen of push-polling – an activity that would require them to register as a third party and/or have their costs included in the election returns of parties they are push-polling for. Push polling is an activity banned in some parts of the world and looked down on almost universally. Now Brenden Sheehan is accusing a highly-respected polling firm of doing it in return for cash for one of New Zealand’s largest media companies.

Fairfax Media and the pollsters in question will be taking Breasel to the cleaners we suspect and just as well. It’ll be difficult for any more of the Muliaga clan to eat themselves to an early grave on a bankrupt beneficiaries weekly income..

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