No money

April 30th, 2010 at 11:28 am by David Farrar

Paula Bennett has highlight in a statement:

Social Development Minister is strongly rejecting inaccurate claims made on TV3 news last night that she offered money to settle a privacy complaint.

“These allegations are completely untrue,” says Ms Bennett. …

“The subsequent story that money was offered by me to settle the complaint was unbalanced and untrue,” says Ms Bennett.

Ms Bennett says in this morning’s New Zealand Herald, the complainant was quoted as saying there had been no offer of money.¬†When asked about the 3 News report, the complainant said: “None of that is true”.

So both Paula Bennett and have said the TV3 report was false, in relation to any offer of money. TV3 should apologise unless they have some proof.

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71 Responses to “No money”

  1. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    Why the hell did Bennett go and meet this Labour loving bludger in the first place?

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  2. NOt1tocommentoften (433 comments) says:

    To apologise BB. She was wrong and stuffed up. It is good manners to do so.

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  3. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    Like fuck she was wrong!

    Bennett gained a lot of support for outing these bludgers, the person who decided it would be a good idea to apologise deserves a swift kick in the bum.

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  4. Steve (4,587 comments) says:

    Geez they are going apeshit at the Stranded. But then, apes do that

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  5. LeftRightOut (622 comments) says:

    That’ll be a first, a TV News Bulletin Gossip Show appologising.

    But, IMHO, Bennet deserves every kick to the head she can get, sanctimonious twat.

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  6. Inventory2 (10,406 comments) says:

    Spoken like a true dipshit LRO :-)

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  7. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    No TV3 shouldn’t apologise they should be fined and the reporters prosecuted, if it can be shown that they lied knowingly.
    sodding media.

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  8. LeftRightOut (622 comments) says:

    MikeNZ, since when has it been illegal to lie? And if that is the case, then every church must be closed, every priest, minister, pastor, immam, rabbi and so on must be prosecuted for perpetuating teh greatest lie ever sold.

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  9. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    When you are reporting news left. Its one of the primary causes of BSA complaints. Duh.

    But thats for your agenda fueled nappy wetting of topic outburst. As useful as ever.

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  10. starboard (2,549 comments) says:

    ..breath thru ya nose LRO..breath thru ya nose…

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  11. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Or not at all ya sanctimonious twat.

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  12. 2boyz (263 comments) says:

    They are having a field day over at The Standard, most corrupt NZ government of all time etc. Short memories I guess, anyhow i am sure all will be revealed in good time.

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  13. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    Hello Billy
    we missed you.
    why don’t you sign in as your real name instead of LRO.
    You missed two very important groups off of your list.
    Our mothers and fathers.

    In the case of the media, I think we should fine (seriously) and prosecute the individuals, maybe we’ll get some decent reporting then as they are being held to a standard.

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  14. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Hands up everyone who gives a rats what they are tugging eachother off about at the labour party funded strandard. Labour think that being corrupt is a fucking goal and its only bad when other people do it. Someone show them the results of the last election because they seem to have missed it.

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  15. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    They deliberately ignore it Murray because to do otherwise they have to face up to what they are.

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  16. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Well look at lefty there, lying is legal so there. Thats they reality, whatever bullshit they can get away with.

    Well you can’t just make shit and stay in the business of either news or politics forever.

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  17. RRM (10,001 comments) says:

    Yes she is owed an apology.

    However I hope she learns well from this, what the experience of being under an unjust public spotlight is like.

    Might influence her own judgments in future.

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  18. Gooner (995 comments) says:

    Proof by TV3 is John Campbell talking to a mannequin wearing a burka and using a dubbed voice who says it might have happened, somewhere, sometime, and Campbell advising us this is the real witness, live and up front.

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  19. scrubone (3,104 comments) says:

    But the while thing hinges on the quote:

    “The New Zealand Herald spoke to Ms Fuller, who responded to the TV3 story by saying “none of that is true”.

    But that doesn’t appear on the Herald’s site – and the only other story I found could easily have just been repeating the press release.

    Sorry, but this one looks pretty shaky to just dismiss such a serious complaint.

    [DPF: It was in their print edition]

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  20. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    LRO: But, IMHO, Bennet deserves every kick to the head she can get, sanctimonious twat.

    Thats a pretty severe statement to make, one could even say that you are promoting violence towards women.

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  21. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Anyone who listens to John Campbell should dontate their brains to science. Its not like they’re using them.

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  22. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    I kind of feel sorry for the stranded (the most favourable emotion I’ve ever had towards them to be honest). Here at last was some dirt they could really make a big fuss about and finally Labour could maybe get some traction out of. unfortunately for them it seems there’s no substance to it. Classic case of premature ejaculation, but oh so much fun to read the comments. Haven’t laughed so much since they thought Neelam Choudry was a ‘victim’.

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  23. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    Could Bennett go TV3 for defamation?

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  24. Pete George (23,680 comments) says:

    It’s sad to see how Campbell has fallen from a journalist of much promise to a peddler of pulp. He used to be almost a must watch, now he’s a must miss.

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  25. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Given the total abscence of any journalistic competition in this country its not suprising.

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  26. Inventory2 (10,406 comments) says:

    @ krazykiwi – Newstalk ZB says that she “has taken legal advice” with regards to doing just that. I hope she takes them to the cleaners.

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  27. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Wouldn’t the first time campbell has cost TV3 money. clark took him for 30K. Something which a couple of usually suspect seem to have forgotten when the shoe is on the other extremist far left agended foot.

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  28. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    I agree with Pete. Campbell’s value monitor is close to flatlining these days.

    On a semi-related topic, and because it’s Friday, have a look at Yes Prime Minister : Who Reads the Newsapers?. Start from 0:55ish

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  29. Russell Brown (405 comments) says:

    The usual playbook involves saying you’ve “seen” the emails, securing a denial, then actually showing the emails the following night. I guess we’ll see soon enough what they really have.

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  30. redeye (630 comments) says:

    Who Reads the Newsapers?.

    I’m changing my knick to “SunReader”.

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  31. berend (1,715 comments) says:

    Apology? They have layers and layers of fact checkers, they can’t be wrong.

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  32. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    This is no big deal really, who the hell still watches TV3 news or Campbell live (aka socialism at 7) anyway?

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  33. NOt1tocommentoften (433 comments) says:

    Bruv – just because a person gets a lot of support for something doesn’t mean what he or she did was right.

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  34. Pete George (23,680 comments) says:

    What’s socialist about the 7pm TVdum and TVdee? Isn’t it all market driven?

    Funny thing – McDonalds is the ultimate marketer, free enterprise throughout the world, trying to get everyone everywhere eating the same blandburgers, served by the same uniforms.

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  35. Psycho Milt (2,419 comments) says:

    Why the hell did Bennett go and meet this Labour loving bludger in the first place?

    Well, that was the whole point of the story, wasn’t it? Why, indeed? What did she hope to achieve by it? I’m sure we’d all love to hear the Minister answer your question.

    Bennett gained a lot of support for outing these bludgers…

    Many people hate beneficiaries and would like to pretend they aren’t citizens. Unfortunately for Bennett, they are citizens and they are covered by the Privacy Act.

    This is no big deal really, who the hell still watches TV3 news or Campbell live (aka socialism at 7) anyway?

    Sounds like you suspect 3 News has got its facts right, BB…

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  36. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    “The market” watches reality TV for gods sake. that makes cavemen superior to us.

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  37. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    Milt

    First of all, I could not care less if TV3 have their facts right, I am not a cheer leader for this gutless government.

    Your comment “many people hate beneficiaries” is the usual thing we hear from lefties who like to stretch the truth, I do not know anybody from the right or the hard right who has any problem at all with Pensioners, GENUINE sickness and invalids beneficiaries and those who through no fault of their own find themselves on the dole for a short time.

    Where we do have big problems is in the number of full time DPB breeders and scum like Philip Ure who happily steal money from working Kiwis every week, the fact that Bennett exposed a few of these bludgers is a great thing.

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  38. trout (944 comments) says:

    Natasha Fuller is an opportunist and a publicity seeker; The MSM seem very reluctant to examine her background and history (people in Tauranga who know her have plenty to say). When this issue was first publicized the MSM, ecouraged by the Labour Party, seemed keen to hang paula Bennet out to dry. As the labour pollies discovered Bennet is made of stern stuff and did not back down. The bullying has stopped.

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  39. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..and scum like Philip Ure..”

    guess which cowardly (hiding behind a fake-name) piece of craps real namei am about to find out..?

    ..and then..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  40. adamsmith1922 (890 comments) says:

    Quote re Ms Fuller saying not true I cannot find in my copy of NZ Herald

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  41. Nigel (517 comments) says:

    Surely money is not the only incentive someone can be given, I’d prefer a more open ended refection personally.

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  42. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    “..and then..?”

    And then….you might go out and get a job?

    Phool, you have admitted time after time that you are a bludger, I fail to see what you are so upset about.

    Even the Greens have disowned you Phool, at what stage do you stop and think that it might just be you who is wrong?

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  43. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Hey phil you’re scum.

    Hey look not hiding.

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  44. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    and you’re a medieval-themed cross-dresser..

    ..we all have our issues..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  45. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    More dirt digging that’s bound to backfire on Labour. I love it!!!
    When are their ministerial expenses due to be released? I would have thought they’d save up this bit of muck-raking to release about the same time so they can deflect.

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  46. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Geez they are going apeshit at the Stranded.

    They’re going apeshit here too..

    There really is a left and a right.

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  47. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    I wonder how much did Paula paid Natasha Fuller to deny that money was involved?

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  48. Psycho Milt (2,419 comments) says:

    …the fact that Bennett exposed a few of these bludgers is a great thing.

    If, as you assert, this isn’t a matter of simple prejudice, I’d be interested to know how one develops such a finely-honed ability to distinguish between honest beneficiaries and “bludgers” based on seeing their name in the paper. Is someone confirmed as a “bludger” simply by virtue of having Bennett breach their privacy, or is there some more objective measure?

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  49. Steve (4,587 comments) says:

    Line up a catapult outside his house Murray

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  50. Pete George (23,680 comments) says:

    I wonder how much money TV3 paid for the story about money not being paid.

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  51. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    Another own goal thanks to Natasha Fuller. When will the lefties learn?

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  52. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    Oops, forgot to laugh about the stranded for my own satisfaction. Haha

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  53. trout (944 comments) says:

    TV3 has just slithered out of the position they put themselves in yesterday – ‘we have the papers to prove the allegations’. The ‘papers’ were in fact face book entries by the fantasist Natasha Fuller, who now admits she made the story of compensation up.
    How about TV3 asking Fuller how a solo mum can be on the DPB while at the same time living in a relationship with a man from whom she later claimed relationship property. (The claim failed because of an underestimation of the legal cohabitation time required to get the payoff.)
    The Labour party wants to make something of this – things are really desparate.

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  54. gingercrush (153 comments) says:

    I can’t believe the TV 3 story they presented. What an absolute joke.

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  55. Viking2 (11,553 comments) says:

    Has Winz interviewed this tart yet and asked for our money back?
    Has she got a real job yet?
    Never mind the crap from the stranded or TV3 what about our money?
    Were we not promised that these sorts of rorts would be sorted. Never mind the privacy shit. While we pay she is our servant and should be held open and accountable.
    Why Beenet would even entertain talking to her is beyond me.
    Who lost the last election. Who makes the rules these days?
    Has no one down there in the Beenet Behive got any balls at all.

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  56. Put it away (2,880 comments) says:

    So when can we expect the Substandard to apologise to “Joe Bloggs” who got banned for telling the truth?

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  57. Inventory2 (10,406 comments) says:

    I’ve suggested that to Eddie, and got a

    [fuck off. I relied on the publicly available facts. I’ve changed my post in light of the new facts. I have nothing to apologise for because I did nothing wrong, TV3 did.]

    for my troubles.

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  58. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    You guys just have to break with tradition and go over to the Standard and have a gander at the Paula Bennett thread, it is without doubt the most humours thing you will read in some time.

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  59. Doug (410 comments) says:

    Inventory2
    You have to admire the polite nature of posters at the Standard they are a great advertisement for our New Zealand education system.

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  60. Inventory2 (10,406 comments) says:

    Indeed Doug – I’m just not sure which Eddie told me to “fuck off” – whether it was the female one whose name might start with a J, or the male one whose initials might be CR. Whichever though, Eddie and the Labour Party are joined at the hip, and one wouldn’t expect an apology, even when they are plainly out of line. Maybe a letter from Paula Bennett’s defamation lawyer might prompt a response ;-)

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  61. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    Opps….humorous even….;)

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  62. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    This is definitely the best fun I’ve had at the stranded since the Neelam Choudary affair. I’m so glad they don’t learn.
    I think they’ve earned the title ‘we don’t have any’

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  63. Steve (4,587 comments) says:

    Self destruct at the Stranded. Come on Eddie, say “sorry I fucked up”
    OMG my foot is sore

    Watch the bans

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  64. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Why did Paula even go there…. it’s not like she gives a phuck..
    Protending to care.. for Paula.. is like Jenny Shipley pretending to care..

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  65. thedavincimode (6,869 comments) says:

    MikeNZ

    Go easy on borker – he’s still getting over ANZAC day – daddy didn’t get a medal you know …

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  66. Mlec (13 comments) says:

    I think The Standard has earned the title “The gift that keeps on giving”

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  67. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    They just do not give up do they, “Irish Bill” is still saying that there has been a payment.

    They really are a bunch of knuckle dragging fools.

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  68. Mlec (13 comments) says:

    Im posting there under the name of feral.
    Ive just banned IrishBill for not providing a source to back up his allegations
    Should be the same standards as when they banned Joe Bloggs

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  69. trout (944 comments) says:

    It is probably worth repeating that Paula Bennet would have agreed to meet with Fuller after being requested to by the Privacy Commissioner to do so and in this case a request is an instruction. Face to face settlement is prefered to litigation. I know this may be unwelcome news to those who want to pour scorn on Bennet. The Left still seem to be outraged that Paula chose to move Right rather than Left – being a solo Mum (albeit with ambition). Their determination to pull her down with vitriol and invective says a lot about their humanity.

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  70. mattyroo (1,030 comments) says:

    Is Natasha Fuller the most stupid fucking beneficiary (aside from the drug fucked wreck) in New Zealand?

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  71. big bruv (14,132 comments) says:

    mattyroo

    Nope she is not, any bludger who can work the system to steal as much as she does a week is one smart cookie.

    Just proves that she should be working for a living instead of sponging from the rest of us.

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