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Photo Of The Day

Photo Credit Sebastian Liste/Noor, for The New York Times Zero Freitas, on the records, Freitas is a wealthy businessman who, since he was a child, has been unable to stop buying records. ?I?ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself.?

Photo Credit Sebastian Liste/Noor, for The New York Times
Zero Freitas, on the records, Freitas is a wealthy businessman who, since he was a child, has been unable to stop buying records. ?I?ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself.?

Meet the man who would own all the vinyl records in the?world

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Face of the day

Rick Barker

Rick Barker

Rick Barker is face of the day because of his strange demands for an Affidavit before he will answer or discuss any queries to do with undeclared donations to Labour.

Responding to Herald questions yesterday, Mr Barker said he had a “growing frustration at the drip feed from Liu”.

“I have decided and advised other media that I am over fishing expeditions. Liu hurls accusations behind cover, protected by others and process,” the Hawkes Bay councillor said.

“If he has anything further to say about me, then he is to do so by way of a sworn affidavit. He can afford the legal cost,” Mr Barker said. “That way it’s open, upfront and should he say things that are untrue he can face the consequences of a legal response.”

He also said any further requests for comment should be accompanied by any affidavit signed by Liu.

This new standard that he is demanding will certainly make Journalists lives very difficult. If the new bench mark is that they must obtain an Affidavit from their source, BEFORE they can ask any questions it is going to make their jobs impossible.

Most people however can see this for what it is. A stalling tactic. I don’t think that they should let Rick Barker get away with his demands. The hypocrisy is astounding as his former colleague Trevor Mallard? is well known for hurling accusations behind cover, protected by parliamentary privilege.

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