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Interviewing 101

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Exam question 65
If you were a highly-paid media interviewer and John Key said to you that he was absolutely certain that Helen Clark knew of Owen Glenn’s claims, would you:
a) accept it without any challenge or questioning?
b) ask for proof, some sort of proof, some remote shred of evidence, even the slightest skerrick of evidence outside fevered suppositions?

Answer: a) of course.

23 comments on “Interviewing 101 ”

  1. randal 1

    I would just leave it for matheww hooton to bloather on and on about it on the radio..he is getting ready to pop his foo foo valve on rnz right at this moment

  2. higherstandard 2

    Exam question 66
    If you were the Prime Minister and Winston Peters said to you that he was absolutely certain that there was no substance to any of the allegations against him
    a) accept it without any challenge or questioning?
    b) ask for proof, some sort of proof, some remote shred of evidence, even the slightest skerrick of evidence outside fevered suppositions?

  3. John Stevens 3

    Everyone knows Winny is guilty, you are defending the in defensible here. Also, everyone knows that H1 needs Winny to govern so that is why she did not cut him loose as Labour ministers would have been.
    Winny has been questioned before and provided no answers, just ramblings about the media etc come frothing from his mouth.

    Some things you just have to accept, just like lying about Karaka in 2006 as well.

    [lprent: There is this interesting process called due process. Did I ever mention how much I detest lynch mobs. But I can see that you are from the Wishart school of thinking. ]

  4. monkey-boy 4

    Is that it? Is that it!!??

    Whooooora lightweight!

  5. John Steven. He’s not defending Winston. Read the post.

  6. higherstandard 7

    Lynn

    Don’t you remember Winston’s No No No placards ?

    These have proven to be blatant lies to the media and NZ public – if he hadn’t behaved in such a fashion and had simply stated that he had no idea where his funds come from he wouldn’t be in this position.

    [lprent: Vaguely. But wasn’t that about the Bob Jones donation. Part of due process is to separate charges. To do otherwise is to act like a lynch mob. ]

  7. insider 8

    Exam question 67

    If you were a blogger and you had heard a rumour that a prominent politician had bought his seat, would you:

    a) print it unquestioningly and without verification
    b) Is there any other option?

    Exam question 68

    If you were PM and faced the dilemma of passing your most cherished bill but needing to compromise all your self professed commitments to the highest standards of probity in office becuase you needed the vote of a disreputable minister would you

    a) maintain your standards and sack the minister concerned knowing principle is important
    b) Suck the saveloy and stick with him till the vote is in

    This is fun

  8. Crank 9

    Q70. If, even without hard evidence to their crime, you could see that a minister in your cabinet was causing extreme harm to the publics perception of honesty and integrity in the office government would you?

    a) Stand him down as you had with previous ministers before enquiries had reached their conclusion.

    or

    b) Not notice what was going on because you had your snout so far in the trough.

  9. r0b 10

    Those Southlanders tsk tsk

    Yes, aren’t they naughty!

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/southlandtimes/722093a16341.html

  10. r0b 11

    Ahh the lynch mobs are out in force today I see.

    Hold your horses guys, the Privileges Committee will report back, and my guess is that Winnie will not survive the outcome.

  11. insider 12

    Remember the PC is only covering whether donations should have been declared, none of the other stuff. I reckon the PC will come back and say – concerned about behaviours but ‘the rules were unclear’ and so no clear breach could be established.

    I can’t see the Labour members voting to convict him and this will be a compromise.

  12. monkey-boy 13

    If and this is ‘if’ ony there is a link between Owen Glenn, Mike Williams and Winston Peters – then you can bet your boots that the single thread that ties Winston and Helen together is the threat of exposure about this, from Winston, should he be sacked.

  13. insider 14

    MAjor OOPs guys.

    Helen Clark has just admitted she knew about the donation in January.

    So if you were a blogger and you had accused a senior journalist of not doing his job and then soon found you were completely wrong, would you:

    a) apologise and see the error of your ways
    b) ignore and divert

  14. r0b 15

    I do feel sorry for Owen Glenn. He’s a successful and generous man dragged in to all this controversy because he was open about his donations.

    National’s donors remain secret, hidden behind fronts like the Waitemata trust. They must be laughing (secretly) all the way to the bank.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/blogs/politics/2008/02/22/time-to-tell-us-about-your-donors-national/

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00262.htm

  15. jbc 16

    insider, answer is obviously ‘b’ if you are a blogger that writes in harmony with the present government.

    Don’t expect a response, just pile on a few posts about tasers so that this topic falls off the radar.

  16. Is Helen Clark confirming it proof enough ?

  17. lprent 18

    No Bryan. She has confirmed that she heard something about a donation, asked Winston about it in Feb, and received a no answer. Just like the rest of NZ.

    No difference. Just like us asking Key about some of his statements and receiving.. Yes well.

  18. wıllıam 20

    oh dear……. leader looks b?t shakey now …. excellent stuff w?nston….guess there w?ll b few dr?nks at the green parrot ton?ght …. to departed friends

  19. helmet 21

    Helen confirmed it. You look incredibly naive right now. Poor retarded pinkos.

  20. lprent 22

    Billy: Good link. That gives the major part of Helens statement.

    Miss Clark was asked how credible Mr Peters’ version was.

    “I am really not in a position to adjudicate… I am in the position where an honourable member’s word has been given and it’s been given in Parliament as well as in many other places.”

    She said Mr Peters and his lawyer Brian Henry had given sworn evidence about the donation.

    “I understand that Mr Henry will be absolutely clear that he made the phone call.

    “I am not their advocate, I am not their defender, I am simply saying that he will be totally clear about that.”

  21. To all my friends on the left, I offer this little bit of succour from my colleague Chris Trotter:

    “And to all of you out there who have broken open the champagne to celebrate your party’s success, I have only this warning, born of long experience, to offer.

    What’s going ’round today, will be coming ’round tomorrow.”

    Now I don’t agree with everything that Chris has to say on our newly minted blog but I definitely agree with this. We are looking at a rapidly changing political landscape in the two month run up to the election. I personally won’t be celebrating until the polls are in and John Key is safely seated in the 9th floor. As the polls are saying, none of the mud is sticking to Labour yet and National have their own challenges.

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