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10:51 am, March 19th, 2019 - 76 comments
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Twitter is ablaze. And it is events like this that make you think that National cannot buy a trick right now. Because it appears to have been caught out in what is euphemistically called a misspeak about when it took its odious anti UN Migration pact petition down from its website.
Duncan Grieve at the Spinoff reported this statement from National:
Another example of deletion widely supposed to be related to Friday’s attacks was the disappearance of the National Party page linking to a petition to stop the UN migration pact. A spokesperson for the National Party told The Spinoff that in fact those reports were incorrect. “As part of our normal web maintenance, pages on our website are routinely archived after the completion of a petition,” said the spokesperson. “This petition was started in December 2018 and was archived some weeks ago, well before any of the recent tragic events in Christchurch.”
The problem is that thanks to Google archives it has been shown that the petition was still live hours before the mass murder event and people saw it after the event occurred.
And now National is flailing around blaming a junior staffer.
Messy, messy, messy. Serves them right for pandering such right wing nonsense about the petition in the first place.
Update: things are getting worse …