I have just sent this off to Radio NZ right now
Dear Radio NZ
Firstly, what a great interview by Guyon Espiner this morning with the Prime Minister. Great to see such hard hitting journalism.
Unfortunately I am not contacting you to congratulate you, I’m contacting you to complain and demand you make a retraction regarding an allegation made by your host Susie Ferguson regarding myself this morning.
At 6minutes 40 seconds into her interview with Laila Harre, Susie states as fact that I had an advance copy of Nicky Hager’s book and that I work for Internet MANA. Neither of those things are true.
I have explained how I came to guess what Nicky was to write about, but I did not see a copy of the book as stated as fact by your host until everyone else had.
This lie that Suzie has made in the current climate of bloggers and politics simply adds fuel to National’s nonsense claim that all Hager reveals is politics as usual and the Left do it too.
We will start seeing Steven Joyce using this lie as evidence. The exact type of tactics that Dirty Politics highlights.
I demand you make a retraction immediately and that this is made on tomorrow’s Morning Report.
I request you respond to me by 5pm today so I can consider my position.
Editor of The Daily Blog
UPDATE: I have been contacted by the Producer of Morning Report who informs me that Tony Vale, RNZ News Editor will be in touch with me today regarding my complaint.