The Herald reports:
Lawyer and social policy expert Michael Bott said the plan showed the Government’s hatred towards those who were passionate about the environment.
That’s very strong language from Mr Bott, who is described as a social policy expert. I’m not sure how you get such a title, but they have missed out a more relevant title.
Mr Bott was of course the Labour Party candidate for Wairarapa. A fact that should have been disclosed.
This continual non disclosure on the part of media really annoys me, because it happens so consistently and in just one direction.
I honestly can not recall the last time I saw a National Party candidate, office holder or even activist quoted in the media without reference to their party involvement. While Labour Party people pop up in various guises so often, I have lost count.
Either the Herald were unaware Mr Bott was a Labour Party candidate, or they thought the public don’t need to know that this “social policy expert” who says the Government hates people who are passionate about the environment stood for Labour at the last election.
I’m not sure what answer is worse – that they didn’t know, or that they did no and decided not to say.