WINSTON: “You see. Half of this fish is donated to the NZ First Foundation who then loans it to NZ First. The other half of the fish is owned by a subsidiary of the Trust while this other fish is banked with the Party Secretary who also takes 2 more fish.”
JOURNALISTS: “But that’s a total of 4 fish Mr Peters.”
WINSTON:”Shut up you journalists! I’m not going to be lied to about how many fish I have. I’ve done nothing wrong! Whose fish are these?”
During the livestream, the sound was down too low and people are commenting in the comments section wicked burn after wicked burn all complaining about the low sound quality.
Oh we are all making lots of jokes. This has turned into a delightful evening.
As for the presentation, why is he sitting in front of the Gold card like this is some sort of late night TV advertorial?
He looks tired, which isn’t surprising because we are all tired of this.
You would have thought since he got caught doing this in 2008 that we wouldn’t be here again.
Lo and behold we are.
The q&a based on self selected questions is just outrageous.
Instead of actually facing journalists, Winston has bypassed them for an advertorial. If the Right did this we would be cascading in outrage, but Winston does it and somehow this is clever politics and isn’t he being contrite THIS TIME AROUND.
Radio NZ are the ones with the material, say what you like about them, but they are the White Shark upper echelon of Journalistic predators and when they have you in their sights, you are screwed. The material leaked is obviously real, real enough for the Electoral Commission and Police to pass it all the way up to the SFO for referral.
To simply choose to bypass actual journalists inquiring about this in favour of chat with Poppa Winston time on the Facebook is not a serious attempt at holding the powerful to account.
Look, I love Winnie, you love Winnie, we all love Winnie, but this NZ First Foundation arrangement has been smelly from the beginning.
My personal belief was that any investigation would find that NZ First acted completely within the huge massive loop holes that have been crafted by those benefiting from those huge massive loop holes. That he had complied with the law while utterly breaching the spirit of the law.
However what has been revealed since requires actual scrutiny, not chat time with Poppa Winston on the Facebook.