‘Eddie’ is a Labour Party SpokesPseudonym at The Standard well known for promoting distorted and false information to smear. Today’s post is typical:
The Government has injuncted* RNZ from running a story based on a leaked Kiwirail document that shows National’s under-investment in Kiwirail will make the tracks more dangerous and less useable at a time when it is firing 200 maintenance staff.
It’s really reached that point now, where the Nats think they have the right to censor coverage that they don’t agree with.
Key set the standard (assisted by the craven Police) by having media outlets raided during an election campaign to chill them into not running the details of what he said to a political ally in a public cafe in front of the nation’s media.
Now, ministers obviously think its open season – they can bully, threaten, and take court action against any media outlet that is preparing to “publish an opinion …. in a most irresponsible way”.
That’s Mallard-like brazen bullshit.
A commenter takes ‘Eddie’ to task:
Funny, Radio NZ National makes no mention of the Government placing an injunction on them over this story. It has stated that KiwiRail has placed one on them though.
[kiwirail is part of the government. The ministers will have been informed under no surprises. Brownlee endorsed the action. Eddie]
Accusations presented as fact with absolutely no evidence – a typical ‘Eddie’ post.
This black ops campaign does Labour’s image no favours.
And it’s the height of hypocrisy for ‘Eddie’ to accuse of censorship, ‘Eddie’ famously tried to censor me for question previous smearing misinformation: