See Small on Hager yesterday? He’s all like “of course I knew we’re working with US intelligence but I didn’t tell you because, duh, it’s not important”. It was the same story with the Hollow Men and the secret tape revelations. Wonder what other “unimportant” stuff journos don’t tell us in the interests of maintaining access and being part of the elite.
Come to think of it. I’m reminded how senior journos straight up refused to cover the story when one of their own colleagues quoted John Key saying he “would love to see wages drop” (apart from Colin Espiner, who said a PM can’t affect wages!). You see some of the rumour and scuttlebutt that is reported and you wonder what calculations were made regarding access in choosing to ignore a hugely damaging admission from the likely future PM.