John Armstrong hasn't read the report

John Armstrong: Decisive action well warranted – 18 Mar 2008 – Politics: New Zealand Political News, Analysis and Comment including 2008 election coverage – NZ Herald

Armstrong: DHB report should have Cunliffe doing cartwheels – 17 Mar 2008 – Politics: New Zealand Political News, Analysis and Comment including 2008 election coverage – NZ Herald

John Armstrong must have taken his talking points straight from the ninth floor in his two sycophantic articles in the Herald this morning. What is patently clear is that he hasn’t turned even one page of the report. There is no other explanation for his toadying, he would not be able to write what he has if he had just bothered to read even Section 1 and 2. If he had struggled on and managed to read sections 3 – 8 he would have been in no doubt that the report that should have been damning of Peter Hausmann was very mild though still critical.

The only way matters can be settled is for the TWO draft reports to be published so we can see just how much manipulation of the facts has been done.

The one and only thing that Armstrong has got right in both of his articles is that Annette King spoke too soon and that she is not exonerated by the report. Not that she is implicated either because the reviewers simply didn’t look into her involvement nor that of her husband Ray Lind, out of scope you see.

This is a larger and better written report than the Ingram report but an Ingram report it is nonetheless.

Technorati Tags: , , ,

21%
×