Over at Kiwiblog David and his rabid followers are screaming over the HoS’s treatment of National’s Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and the fact she has a defacto son in law who is a gang-member and who she took in while he was on bail.
Shockingly, I think the Kiwiblog Right are right on this one. Despite the fact I disagree with Bennet’s party, politics and actions as a minister, I have to say there is no reason the Herald should be beating up a story about her family and its claim her ministerial integrity could be compromised is nothing but an absurd and thinly veiled excuse to engage in some tabloid gutter press.
That said the KBR are dead wrong with their “damn liberal media” argument. This is a classic example of the reactionary right-wing crime-gossip beat up we’ve seen again and again in the NZ media.
A couple of points I will make on the matter (it would be a shame to bee seen as totally in agreement with such a disagreeable lot) are that I doubt that DPF would be so willing to so liberally interpret the situation if the MP in question wasn’t a member of his party and that it is immensely funny to watch the KBR twisting themselves into knots to tribally defend a situation they’d usual frothingly attack.