Well first off DBP’s lawyer says the Police are wrong. Well he would say that, wouldn’t he.
The NZ Herald has a general round-up of reactions, and midly points out how selective DBP has been with his leaks.
John Armstrong is more severe, drawing comparisons to Richard Nixon in that the cover-up is far worse than the original ‘crime’. He highlights how badly DBP’s version of what the police report says is hugely at odds with its actual contents.
The Dom Post is also relatively severe on DBP saying “David Benson-Pope is under mounting pressure to resign after it was revealed his office leaked favourable extracts from a police file that contains significant evidence that he assaulted pupils while a teacher”.