Watching this story develop over the last couple of days has been remarkable. One of the most delusional aspects of it however have been the defence spin lines for John Key that the Right wing punditry have attempted to use to exonerate him and denigrate the courage of the young woman who stood up for herself.
I can’t begin to comment on the Herald’s meltdown of a response that saw 4 different versions and a removal of the date stamps all in one day. My only comment to Mr Currie’s various versions is he knows what we spoke about, he knows what he said and he knows what I told him.
None of that reality is reflected in his response.
The lines Hosking and his clones have been using is that the young woman has a political agenda and that her decision to have her voice heard on a left wing blog means that this is proof of a political agenda. They claim that if she had wanted to be neutral she should have told her story to the mainstream media.
I don’t think people can seriously accept this argument.
Firstly the ethics of the NZ Herald and Rachel Glucina highlight the very reason why posting her voice on a Left wing blog was far preferable. Secondly, since when was not wanting to be a plaything for a powerful person make you a ‘leftie’? And thirdly, of course this is ‘political’, but that’s because the person doing the bullying is the Prime Minister! To try and minimise the awfulness of being forced to put up being the play thing of the Prime Minister by saying any criticism of him is ‘political’ is as offensive as it is stupid.
This is about a young woman who had to put up with harassment from the Prime Minister and had the courage to say stop. Minimising her for having an opinion is beneath those who argue it.