The Herald, which broke news of the privacy breach on Saturday, can now reveal the document was leaked by Walker after his statement about Kiwis flying home from India, Pakistan and Korea was labelled as “racist” by the Government.
The document contained the names, dates of birth and border facilities in which they tested positive. Walker believed naming the patients would back up his claim they came from Asia.
The document did not prove that information.
Ok, just pause here.
Isn’t it extraordinary how we are all being asked to believe the most benign version of events here?
Yesterday Walker tried to claim this was all about the Government being lax about password protected private information and that he effectively was a ‘whistle blower’. However that defence fell over once it was clear Boag was the one who using her privilege as the CEO of the Helicopter Rescue Trust (my assumption is they had the information in case they were required to air lift a patient to hospital) gave Walker the information.
Today he’s now trying to claim he leaked the information to prove he wasn’t being racist by claiming Koreans, Pakistanis and Indians were being housed in Queenstown.
Firstly, the information he released didn’t prove that at all.
Secondly, it was racist to claim Koreans, Pakistanis and Indians were being housed in Queenstown because they weren’t ‘Koreans, Pakistanis and Indians’, they were bloody New Zealander’s being housed in quarantine!
Thirdly, why the Christ are we bending over backwards to allow them these justifications in the first place? This Party lied about a homeless man staying at a 5 star hotel and they used the 2 Covid Karen details as a political smear rather than immediately informing the MoH there was a possible breach of quarantine.
Isn’t it far more believable that National maliciously leaked this to create the perception that Labour were being incompetent?
National is the party of Dirty Politics, do you want me to list all the allegations against them again?
Hooton was one of the architects of Dirty Politics and he now works in Muller’s office for crying out loud!
National lie, manipulate and play at the dirtiest level of politics, yet we are constantly asked to believe this was all just an ‘error of judgement’.
It’s like claiming Hannibal Lecter killing and eating his victims was a confused poor choice.
At some point we have to accept this is who National is, these are the values they believe in. Labour dumped a candidate last week for a 7 year old tweet, a backbench MP in National is handed privileged and private information about sick New Zealander’s from a former President of the Party and somehow it’s all just some silly error of judgement.
Why are the Left held to an impossible standard that the right are never fucking held to in this country?
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