These comments by Key to the killings in Paris are difficult to accept. This is the same PM whose office was involved in the manipulation of the very fourth estate he is espousing support for via a black ops team operating out of his office. This is the same PM who called award winning journalist Glenn Greenwald a ‘henchman’. This is the same PM whose Police force has raided Nicky Hager’s house. This is the same PM who claimed Investigative Journalist Nicky Hager was a communist conspiracy maker. This is the same PM who had Parliamentary Services spy on Journalist Andrea Vance. This is the same PM who had newspapers and news organisations raided and a Journalist defamed for the Epsom tea cup recording.
It’s incredible that when Key needs to champion the Fourth Estate it’s to justify the Muslim baiting fear mongering he’s induced to ram through warrantless spying and new terror laws, yet when that Fourth Estate attempts to engage in the democratic responsibilities to hold his Government to account, Key can’t denigrate, shut down and defame those journalists fast enough.