Sep 28, 2008

Sean Plunket

Sean Plunket bares his soul on pages 32 and 33 of the Herald on Sunday. It is well worth a read.

We won't go into his reasons for leaving Morning Report, but we do think that this will be a great loss for New Zealand and the show.

Two things jumped out at us:

We share a common favorite fable - The Emperor's New Clothes

And this.

"It is not the first time he's left a job on a matter of principle. In 1995 he quit the Holmes show over stories he was doing on New Zealand First allegedly using parliamentary staffing money to run the party."

It is a great shame that Plunket was not able to take that investigation to a conclusion. We might have been spared some of the recent shame and distasteful taint in our politics - sorry Poneke, it is true - a bit like The Emeror's New Clothes, someone has to shout out the truth.