Sometimes I despair for our media. I mean, the latest parroting of Key’s line on Best Start is the stuff of black comedy.
Apparently Key’s claiming David Cunliffe misled people about eligibility because they don’t get the payment while they also get paid parental leave. And the media are trumpeting it all over the place.
The problem is the so-called hidden information is actually right there on the first page of the factsheet Labour put up on line when policy was announced:
If that’s a hidden agenda then Labour needs to get a lot more sneaky. Or maybe journlists just need to check the facts before they put Key’s lies to print.