I am getting this all second hand at the moment as I don’t bother listening to Radio NZ (except for that wonderful Wallace Chapman in the weekends) but there is a claim that Suzie Ferguson just insinuated on Radio NZ that I had an advanced copy of Dirty Politics.
I want to state in the strongest possible language, hand on heart, that insinuation is a complete fucking lie. I NEVER had an advanced copy of Dirty Politics, go ask Nicky Hager, my copy was couriered to me AFTER the launch. Any attempt by Radio NZ to claim otherwise is a barefaced lie.
Why were my 3 guesses on what would be in Nicky’s book so much closer to the mark than the rest of the clown pundity in NZ? I guessed what would be in the book BECAUSE Nicky had contacted me after he started working on it in relation to the Jordan Williams deception in 2011. He asked me specific questions about that interaction and gave me no other information at all. My small role in all of this is in the book, page 72 and 74 – THAT’S how I guessed what was in the book, Radio NZs insinuation I had an advance copy is bullshit and beneath what was once a fine public broadcaster.
I’d appear on Radio NZ to clear my name, but unfortunately as we are all aware, I was banned from Radio NZ after criticising the Prime Minister.
False insinuations I had an advance copy and then hassling Laila Harre over that are the sort of poor quality journalism we expect from ZB, not Radio NZ.