This morning on Radio New Zealand Kathryn Ryan read out a short apology for comments recently made about David Cunliffe by Matthew Hooton.
The statement records that David Cunliffe had produced BCG time records showing he spent 235 hours working on the Dairy merger in 1997 and 8 hours in 1999. This time sheet will no doubt become the equivalent of Barak Obama’s birth certificate as fanatics and idiots attempt to disprove its validity.
The audio is below:
Radio New Zealand apologised for the term used and states that Hooton’s character reference of Cunliffe was “inaccurate”.
I look forward to the day when Mr Hooton and the right wing bloggers also apologise.
Speaking of which Whaleoil is showing an unhealthy obsession with David Cunliffe. I had a look at his site and amongst all the photos of cats, proverbs of the day and weird and wonderful videos designed to increase traffic he is posting continuously about David. Since the beginning of yesterday he has tagged David in no less than eight posts and most of them are attacking and analysing the BCL time printout.
At one level I hope he keeps it up. Because he is rapidly turning the Collins faction of the National Party into the Tea Party of New Zealand politics.