The Standard accuses the Herald of handing editorial control over to the Free Speech Coalition. If only they would – I’d love to be editor even just for a day.
Prime Minister Helen Clark says her criticisms of the New Zealand Herald bear no similarity to the ejection a newspaper publisher from Fiji by that country’s military regime.
What both blogs deliberately ignore – because they want to bring down the Herald – is that the story is not a NZ Herald story. It is an NZPA story. This is clearly indicated at the bottom of the page. The Herald running on their website an NZPA story is a daily event.
So really they are saying that NZPA has also joined the Vast Right WIng Conspiracy of 91 years of non charity to Labour. And if I now have editorial control over NZPA, could someone start paying me.
Incidentally I did enjoy the comment made in this thread:
Meanwhile, overheard at a telephone exchange in downtown Suva!
“Hello, Commodore Frank Bainimarama speaking.”
“Hello, Helen Clark here.”
“Why Helen, This is an unexpected surprise, what can I do for you?”
“Just some advise please Frank, how DO you deport a newspaper editor?”