Dear Mainstream media.
How’s it all going? I would like to acknowledge the deep depression many members of the Press Gallery are going through as their boy Key looks less and less likely to win. I appreciate how a loss will make all your proclamations over the last 3 years that your boy was going to win by a 50% landslide, we all understand how hollow your bullshit landline opinion polls now look.
Add to that the horror of how deeply contaminated and compromised many of you have been exposed by Dirty Politics and it isn’t a good day to be in the mainstream media.
We get all that, but what I wanted to just touch base with you all on, as I have from time to time this year, is about what happens when Key is proven to be a liar.
Now, let’s just remind ourselves that Key has promised to resign if it turns out that the GCSB do conduct mass surveillance…
Prime Minister John Key says he and the head of GCSB would resign if the spy agency were found to have conducted mass surveillance.
He made the comment to reporters at Parliament in the light of assurances that the changes to the GCSB Act 2003 would not mean mass surveillance of New Zealanders.
Asked if he and GCSB chief Ian Fletcher would resign if there were mass surveillance, he said yes.
“But the facts of life are it won’t happen.”
For that to happen, the GCSB would have to undertake illegal activity.
He clarified later saying “both” would resign if there was mass surveillance.
…now Vernon Small, John Armstrong, Tracy Watkin, Claire Trevett, Tova O’Brien, Brooke Sabin etc etc, we don’t want none of your weasel words. We don’t want any of your pro-National Party apologist crap, Key said he would resign if it turned out that the GCSB has been conducting mass surveillance, if Glenn Greenwald proves on Monday night that the GCSB have been conducting mass surveillance, your responsibility as the Fourth Estate is to immediately demand Key resign, right?
Surely it’s time you all actually did your job isn’t it? Certainly Key made that statement never believing the truth would ever come out. But it’s about to isn’t it?
I like how quiet all those journalists who mocked Kim’s moment of truth have become now. Silent aren’t they?
The meeting will be live streamed on The Daily Blog 7pm Monday.