What happens sometimes when you get banned from a blog some brave commenters then say what they like knowing there’s no way you can challenge them (and some simply didn’t notice you were banned).
Because I can’t answer this at The Standard, and no one else looks like speaking the truth to this, I’ll do it here.
You got lucky, Pete. Don’t try to pretend it was anything more.
You personally couldn’t produce evidence that Peter Dunne said he would support National’s proposed asset sales. Insider did it for you.
Wrong. I found evidence in support and posted on that – there’s plenty of that about, but Eddie “required” me to find evidence worded exactly as he stipulated. I found evidence for that and posted:
- 1.1 18 May 2012 at 3:32 pm
- 1.1.1 18 May 2012 at 3:40 pm
- 1.1.218 May 2012 at 3:53 pm
- 1.3 18 May 2012 at 5:04 pm
- 184.108.40.206.2 19 May 2012 at 4:15 am
- 220.127.116.11.3 19 May 2012 at 4:38 am
The 4.14 am specifically met Eddie’s requirement of proof.
Insider posted his a day later:
You personally could not prove what your own party leader’s position on a major issue was, and then you try to say that the voting public knew exactly what that position was.
Wrong. I could prove it.
Obviously Peter Dunne’s position was not widely known if it was that hard to find media coverage of it. But that’s partly because the media don’t cover United Future very much because no one cares what they think about anything.
Peter Dunne’s position was widely known and has not been disputed by anyone with any evidence at all.
The media were panting about how Key was going to govern alone and no one expected Dunne to end up as the sole tipping vote in the asset sales fiasco.
Some of the media were trying to write Dunne off despite evidence to the contrary, UF can control how the media report things.
There’s a lesson here for the journos about not counting their chickens, and one for you about not pushing your luck. And probably one for the voters of Ohariu about not voting for a National party pollie in drag to try and rort the electoral system by possibly sneaking in a few extra MPs.
Journos always learn lessons and continue to make mistakes, it’s an imprecise and unpredictable occupation.