Jul 3, 2008

PM Should Get Her Facts Right

Colin Espiner blogs about the PM having her facts wrong in yesterday's attempt to smear John Key

There are generally three golden rules for MPs planning a personal smear attack on an opponent in Parliament.
The first is to make sure your facts are correct. The second is to ascertain that you are not guilty of the same things you are accusing your opponent of. The third is to do it under the cloak of parliamentary privilege, so if you fail on the first two, at least you can’t be sued.
Prime Minister Helen Clark managed to get two out of three right in Parliament today, but unfortunately she fell down on the most important one: accuracy.

Here is a link to the full article (sorry about these links but the computer we are using this morning is casuing a few problems):