Matt McCarten’s appointment as Chief-of-Staff has clearly sent a tremor of terror through the elites who are currently milking NZ dry. The rush by the mainstream media to suddenly be investigative journalists pouring over any sin committed by Cunliffe would be welcome if it had been apparent during Key’s 6 years of denigrating the egalitarian dream.
The garbage spewed forth by Key and then breathlessly passed off as fact is extraordinary.
Let’s go through the list of things Key has recently said about Cunliffe that are actually false.
1: Key claimed on Firstline that Cunliffe had been to TVNZ for a Labour Party meeting at the height of the Shane Taurima affair when no such thing ever happened. David Cunliffe never went to a Labour Party meeting at TVNZ. Never happened.
2: Key claims at his post cabinet press conference that Unite Union secretly donated to Cunliffe and that’s why Matt is Chief-of-Staff. That never happened, Unite didn’t donate to Cunliffe’s leadership bid.
3: The claim in Parliament today that Kim Dotcom is one of the anonymous donors. I’ve talked to sources, they all say that never happened either. One week the media are trying to claim Kim Dotcom is too broke to pay contractors, next week they are claiming he his secretly donating money.
Gower’s latest ‘exclusive’ that Cunliffe has left off Trusts is just as facetious as Key’s allegations. After checking back with the Registrar Cunliffe has had that Trust info on his resister since last year.
As for Slaters newest brainfart claiming Cunliffe has breached the electoral act, the electoral act doesn’t apply to internal political party elections.
Key and Co are prepping for the possibility of a June/July snap election if John Banks is found guilty in court and the blood they are putting in the media water is to generate the feeding frenzy to weaken Cunliffe as leader.
Expect it to get much worse and expect the PMs false allegations to continue making unchallenged dominance in the media narrative.