The PM at assault scene story

August 9th, 2011 at 3:21 pm by David Farrar

The Dom Post reports:

Prime Minister John Key and his diplomatic protection squad entourage were among the first on the scene of an assault in central Wellington early this morning.

Key and his police protection had been out for a run when they were returning to Parliament about 6.30am.

They stumbled on a person lying on the ground in Bowen Street with a group of people gathered around.

“I obviously suggested to my police officers that I thought we should stop and provide assistance.”

This story is just another example of the Murdoch controlled lazy incompetent left-hating media not doing their job.

If they were true journalists they would have discovered that the entire scene was engineered by Crosby Textor to provide a good news story, and show the PM as fit and healthy on his 50th birthday.

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47 Responses to “The PM at assault scene story”

  1. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    Don’t rush David. Mallard will come out with exactly that before the 6pm news.
    And Phil will complain that he wasn’t briefed.

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  2. Ryan Sproull (7,205 comments) says:

    I hope he finished his set first.

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  3. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    >They stumbled on a person lying on the ground in Bowen Street with a group of people gathered around.

    How long until Curran and Mallard complain about Key trying to arrest someone planking?

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  4. sbw (44 comments) says:

    Awkward moment when Phil Goff isn’t saving lives; it’s John Key. (http://whaleoil.gotcha.co.nz/index.php/2011/08/phil-goff-lifesaver/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=phil-goff-lifesaver)

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  5. m@tt (629 comments) says:

    No it’s another example of a non story.
    I am less interested about key on his morning run discovering an assault victim and assisting, as most people would, and more interested in the fact that key and his national government are hell bent on fucking this country and the majority of it’s population.

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  6. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Shocking really. “I obviously suggested to my police officers that I thought we should stop and provide assistance.” Good on ya, John, without that suggestion I’m sure they would have jogged on past!

    Has Peter Jackson bought the movie rights yeet to this gripping tale of derring-do?

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  7. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (786 comments) says:

    You’ve been hanging out in your blog too much. Not everything is left vs right…….

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  8. Kimble (4,440 comments) says:

    more interested in the fact that key and his national government are hell bent on fucking this country

    See this Clare Curran,

    THIS is a troll.

    Though I suppose you would call it a content contributor.

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  9. Kimble (4,440 comments) says:

    Good on ya, John, without that suggestion I’m sure they would have jogged on past!

    Actually, I think that IS what they would do.

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  10. BeaB (2,125 comments) says:

    Everything we read about John Key makes him the type of guy we would enjoy spending time with – unless we are writhing with envy and bile like the Left. We get the government we deserve and we certainly deserved this optimistic, competent, liberal one after nine years of Helen and her hard-faced crew.

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  11. Mike78 (80 comments) says:

    This story was “scooped” by the edge radio station who rang to wish JK happy birthday – http://www.theedge.co.nz/Prime-Minister-John-Key/tabid/155/articleID/15876/Default.aspx – Vaguely interesting story – what is more cool, is the fact than the country is still in such a place a couple of Radio DJ’s can call up the PM have an unscripted chat about nothing much on his mobile. Pretty relaxed and just another example of what Labour dont get about JK, playing the man is pointless in his case.

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  12. Andrei (2,664 comments) says:

    No it’s another example of a non story.

    au contraire, mon ami – this is an interesting story much more interesting than the usual staged fodder we are fed and a lot more interesting than recycled stories about Brad Pitt’s break-up with Jennifer Anniston which are used to fill the space on slow news day.

    Serendipity or a cunning set up by Nationals spin masters – that will be the question occupying those of tiny mind.

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  13. flipper (4,084 comments) says:

    Murdoch does not own or control STUFF. Try Fairfax!
    SCOOP NEEDS TO COME BACK TO EARTH.

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  14. scrubone (3,099 comments) says:

    Though I suppose you would call it a content contributor.

    I think the term you’re looking for is “enhanced alternate-narrative contrarian content provider with an intracranial sources bias”.

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  15. Courage Wolf (557 comments) says:

    DPF never misses an opportunity to put the PM in a positive light, even when the story is as insignificant as this. Meanwhile imagine how different NZ would be today and how much more progressive would have been made if Brash won the ’05 election. All Key is doing is continuing Clark’s legacy of shit government.

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  16. Nookin (3,360 comments) says:

    “No it’s another example of a non story.”
    Why are some people hard-wired without a sense of whimsy or frivolity, FFS?

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  17. hmmokrightitis (1,590 comments) says:

    Nookin, someone has to vote Labour, right?

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  18. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Genuinely cool story about Key, ruined by DPF’s BS.

    For every crank who thinks we have a left-leaning media, there’s a crank who thinks we have right-leaning media.

    Would have been excellent to see the taxi driver get thumped by DPS heavies. Sorry I mean restrained. Pity it didn’t pan out that way.

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  19. Elaycee (4,393 comments) says:

    …and watch as the usual lefty apologists try to turn this into something that it isn’t….

    What a bunch of pathetic morons.

    Roll on November.

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  20. DeeDee (75 comments) says:

    I dont know about the rest of you but is it my imagination that the PM’s speech is quite “slurred”?
    I was just listening to parliment today and noticed. Maybe thats the way he’s always spoken.

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  21. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    dollars to donuts the thug who did the assaulting was a Labour, or at least a leftie, so once again Key has to help clean up the mess they caused.

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  22. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    ‘John accelerated slightly as the group turned from Tinakori Road on to Bowen Street and the downhill run towards the Beehive. Slightly ahead of the DPS escort, his lithe body relished the final burst of speed and the anticipation of physical release before tackling the nation’s pressing problems. Loping past the Ministry of Food, John was glad that he had already risen at 4.30 to make his own breakfast in the humble log cabin which he had built with his own hands, and in which he had been born. He scorned the aroma of fresh coffee and baking, feeling confident that his morning repast of muesli and orange juice would equip him digestively for the morning’s varied challenges as leader of his people. His noble brow furrowed slightly as he observed a small crowd ahead, partially blocking The Terrace intersection. As he slowed, the ghost-like shapes of his trusted bodyguards moved alongside. John’s keen eyes spied a figure on the ground and eased into a jog as he approached the group, allowing more of the police, panting slightly, to catch up. ‘We should check this out”, he declared, gesturing dramatically at the… ‘

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  23. Kimble (4,440 comments) says:

    what is more cool, is the fact than the country is NOW a place a couple of Radio DJ’s can call up the PM have an unscripted chat about nothing much on his mobile.

    FYP

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  24. Chris R (70 comments) says:

    I doubt that milk sleeps much at night as she writhes in lust-filled abandon over John Key the object of her every desire.

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  25. Scott Chris (6,155 comments) says:

    Actually, I think it’s a good example of Key’s ability to rapidly sum up a situation. Had he run past, then the story would have taken on a completely different complexion: ie “Heartless PM Turns Back On Injured Victim Of Street Thuggery!”

    Perhaps this was a failed Labour set-up. ;-)

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  26. Scott Chris (6,155 comments) says:

    mikenmild

    Haha. You missed a bit….”Suddenly JK was surrounded by a group of Labour voting gang members and rioting Muslims, so quick as a flash, he kung fooed them all into a handy paddy wagon, pausing only to rescue a cute puppy from the path of a speeding Hone Harawira.”

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  27. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    It’s not ever been reported to my knowledge that the Leader of the Opposition goes for a morning run or is even capable of running.

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  28. CharlieBrown (1,015 comments) says:

    The Domm Post being left hating? Are you saying they hate themselves?

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  29. DeeDee (75 comments) says:

    Hang on – lets not get carried away, any Kiwi would have stopped – wouldnt they? I would think its only easier for the PM to stop and help since he had a couple of hefties to watch his back at the time.

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  30. BeaB (2,125 comments) says:

    Whatever the sourpusses say, he’s our hero.

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

    Every religion needs a Devil, a mysterious force with infinite resources at its disposal that can be anywhere and do anything at any time, basically a wildcard that can be invoked to explain away every inconvient fact and to blame for every failure, and the faithful will nod their heads and stroke their beards in knowing agreement. For the religion of Leftism in NZ, it’s Crosby Textor.

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  32. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    For others, it’s socialism, liberalism, Muslims, climate alarmists, feminists, teachers, public servants, Maori, academics, wowsers, or Christians, etc, etc. Everyone seems to have their boogeyman.

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  33. Viking2 (11,491 comments) says:

    Yep all of those and trolls like yourself.

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  34. lloydois (209 comments) says:

    Clearly the sensitive over reacting one here is David Farrar. I’m sure no one else gave a fuck.

    Funny how right wingers ALWAYS have to turn everything into a left / right thing.

    Sad.

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

    really mikenmild, I can’t say I’ve heard anyone invoking any of those as an explanation for anything and everything they don’t want to deal with, the way that Crosby Textor comes up in left wing circles every time there’s a good sotry about the PM. Do you have any examples?
    I mean, if Goff does something right ( obviously speaking hypothetically here… ), no ones going to say “that story’s not true!!! Because of…. ummm Muslims! Somehow!”

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  36. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    PIA

    No, he would be berated as a socialist, academic or a liberal, or all three. They’re just labels. I think the Crosby Textor thing has become a sort of reverse bogeyman actually.

    Or take the thread on the London riots. A lot of comments there are people trotting out their pet hate – liberalism, immigration, Muslims, etc, etc. Easy to hang these things on something, anything…

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  37. Rich Prick (1,705 comments) says:

    lloydois, I’m sure the person being attacked did “gave a fuck” that the PM intervened. Or, by your snide remark, should he have just “jogged on”? As you make this a left/right issue, had he done so I would imagine the left would scream a headline on the Standard “Key stops eating a baby to watch assault victim being beaten”.

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  38. hj (7,033 comments) says:

    I thought Paula Bennetts effort was good when she broke up a fight in a mall.

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  39. vto (1,131 comments) says:

    boring and intellectually lazy.

    you are getting lost in your own irrelevance farrar

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  40. seanmaitland (501 comments) says:

    @vto – yet you still took the time to read it and comment – so he obviously isn’t getting lost – as much people wish you would at least

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  41. Elaycee (4,393 comments) says:

    Milkmilo opines: “For others, it’s socialism, liberalism, Muslims, climate alarmists, feminists, teachers, public servants, Maori, academics, wowsers, or Christians, etc, etc. Everyone seems to have their boogeyman.”

    and then added: “Or take the thread on the London riots. A lot of comments there are people trotting out their pet hate – liberalism, immigration, Muslims, etc, etc. Easy to hang these things on something, anything…”

    More ‘intelligent’ comments from the resident moron.

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  42. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Nice to know Elaycee is still a fan…

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  43. tvb (4,431 comments) says:

    The Labour Party wanted to use this as a set-up on the homeless having to sleep on the street. They had the media ready, briefed and waiting to pounce. But No John escapes yet again and turns the story back on them and emerges the hero. The Labour Party just cannot catch him.

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  44. DeeDee (75 comments) says:

    plumedekiwi’s
    Put this into You Tube search. Funny as rendition of John Key

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  45. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    Elaycee

    More ‘intelligent’ comments from the resident moron.

    Have I been demoted?

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  46. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Luc

    If you’d prefer Elaycee to stalk you, that’d be just fine with me.

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  47. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    MM

    I think he multi tasks OK.

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