Great quote from Gordon Campbell: “Faced with the dying embers of the Richard Worth scandal at his press conference John Key reached for gasoline”
By being secretive, Key has given members of the media a huge incentive to be the first to find out the secret and publish it. Journalists and media outlets get their kudos from their ability to break news. So now the race is on to be the first to get the scoop. Will it be one of the two TV titans, Espiner or Garner? Will it be an up and comer like former crime reporter Patrick Gower, who has a nose for these things? Will it be one of the old hands, Small, Watkins, or Young (not Armstrong obviously) showing that print media still has it? Or will it (shock, horror) be one of those bloody bloggers put the dino-media to shame. Everyone’s got a theory about Key’s secret:
and from around the ‘sphere:
Problem is none of those theories explain why Key won’t tell us now. Is there something deeper, something that would seriously damage Key? Some kind of blackmail? Or is Key just an arrogant, secretive dope? I may vote RAM but I’m no conspiracy theorist. I reckon he’s just an arrogant, secretive dope.
A few routes of inquiry for scoop-hunters: