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Collins speaks – to Glucina

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, August 22nd, 2014 - 24 comments
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So Judith Collins has broken her media silence briefly… to talk to her team member Rachel Glucina.

Glucina, the NZ Herald gossip columnist, gets plenty of mentions in Dirty Politics as the legitimate establishment face to WhaleOil’s smears.  Such smears as the Dotcom mansion visits (shock, horror, people talked to each other!) were spread thru her shortly before Slater covered them.  She is a solid member of #TeamCollins.

She’s done well to keep her job even though she sullied her employer’s reputation by linking them to laundering National / PM’s office smears, and acting in concert with Slater.  But that obviously isn’t stopping her – she’s got yet another puff piece for Judith.

Collins’ reaction to Garner’s satirical resignation letter was to quickly tweet: Duncan must have been hoaxed!  But now the puff piece explains she immediately saw the funny side of it – because of course she would never resign!

So, dear readers, you should love Judith because she really does have a sense of humour after all.

I hope that clears up any scandal then…

24 comments on “Collins speaks – to Glucina ”

  1. Tom Jackson 1

    F*** her and the horse she rode in on.

  2. Tracey 2

    She has always had a sense of humour, it is just the joke is on most kiwis

  3. Clarence 3

    Shouldn’t the word “warped” be in there somewhere?

  4. Tigger 4

    “She was the victim of a satirical resignation letter this week, but under-fire Cabinet minister Judith Collins insists the humour was not lost on her. For once this week, albeit briefly, the besieged Justice Minister had a chance to chuckle.”

    How Glucina keeps her job is beyond me. This is PR, so blatant it makes me cringe. And she’s wasting her time. You can throw makeup on a corpse but it won’t bring it back to life. Collins is dead career walking.

    • Tracey 4.1

      a victim, like the young woman allegedly nearly raped by a diplomat? That kind of victim.

      • Tigger 4.1.1

        Exactly, or a victim of a vicious hate campaign based on allegedly leaking information.

  5. CJ 5

    Surely most of New Zealand must want Collins to stand down? Civil servants have it too easy.

  6. Sable 6

    Yes and the MSM are hardly objective either. I do not normally do this but this article made me see red. Its from Yahoo News and in my opinion it takes what is a serious issue (dirty politics) and tries to belittle it:

    https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/24780954/key-struggles-to-get-campaign-on-track/

    If this is all we can expect from the MSM Keys has little to be concerned about.

  7. Ad 7

    I think the impact from this set of revelations has pretty much peaked, and Key will be back in God-radiant form for the massive policy reveals at National’s campaign rally coming up.

    All that the left have been given is a smidgen of a chance, when two weeks ago we were pretty much done.

    Foreswear all glee now, and concentrate on preparing to get out the vote.

  8. Ad 8

    Even if there are further “dumps”, This aint Watergate, or Corngate, or any other “gate”. I think the MSM can’t take this much further as a news cycle and will seek and form a new one.

    Key has hardly unleashed any main campaign sweeteners at all.
    Here they come.

    When they do, it’s back to policy v policy, not spy v spy.
    Politician v politician, not staffer v staffer

    • Hanswurst 8.1

      It could change the nature of the coverage, however. If any of National’s policy releases are a bit hum-drum, they might find that they lose pride of place to a piece recycling questions as to what the PM knew. If they relate to local government, they might find that a paragraph appears reading, “Whatever reasons Key gives for this change, eyebrows will be raised after the government ran roughshod over the concerns of Auckland voters when they rammed through the Supercity reforms in 2010. Auckland’s current mayor, Len Brown, fell prey to sustained attacks from National’s attack bloger, Whaleoil after re-election last year. Questions also remain about the Government’s continued refusal to hold elections for a new Regional Council in Canterbury.” Announcements about the police could be similarly linked to the teapot tapes, the Banks case and he sacking of Maurice Williamson. There would also be room for the mention of some irrelevant factoid from four years ago and a reference to “then minister of police Judith Collins”. Tangential references to scandal may now find themselves creeping into any and all coverage of what hte National Party does. That is all the sort of lazily damning coverage that we have come to expect in connection with Labour, but the media may now think that there is a significant hook based on Key’s and the government’s apparent duplicity that would sell more print than other forms of coverage.

      Less laziliy, National may find that, if they run interference on the release of Labour or Green policy, it is reported from the angle of their running dirty politics campaigns, rather than drowning out coveralge of left policy as they intend. Additionally, if the run of current scandal dies down, National may find it replaced with the media filling column inches by finally examining earlier dodgy moves by Key’s government that received little coverage and thus flew under the radar when Key was untouchable. No conspiracy or particular intent by the MSM, just a rational belief that those sorts of stories might garner more viewers and readers than other political coverage.

    • disturbed 8.2

      Ad,
      you must be for key,.

      I was living in Canada the day the Nixon Watergate affair broke the news and believe me this is a carbon copy and your Leader is pursuing.

      You must not excuse the use of high office surveillance for political gain as Trickie Dickie Nixon did and Key has now been found to be involved in.

      I was 28yrs old when the Watergate break in occurred and everyone we met said what you said ironically,” It isn’t a scandal” but as the dots began to get connected everyone switched to wow the Government is corrupt.

      You wasn’t there and have no idea how these things built up in human reaction terms, as I a kiwi was and astonished how Canadians and US folk switched as soon as the continual purge of more facts cma out as this will, remember this black op’s impact has hurt ba lot of people who now are seeking revenge wouldn’t you?

      Watergate 2 will happen here unless Key doesn’t either come clean and clean the mess up and fire some colluders to purge the demons, or follow Slatergate all the way, count on it.

      They just caught Joyce doing some black op’s on a labour candidate also two days ago, so they need to be culled like cancer or we all are done.

      • Ad 8.2.1

        No I’m not for Key, moron, I simply don’t believe most people give a shit.
        Hope the exit polls prove me wrong.

        Try a sample of your neighbours: “will Dirty Politics change how you vote?”
        Do it.

        This ain’t the US in the early 1970s, so no, your comparison is merely wishful thinking.

  9. repateet 9

    I’m surprised Hosking hasn’t snared Glucina to be his tv off-sider.

  10. Jrobin 10

    Glucina, her name sounds like a brand of saccharine, appropriately toxic.

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