The Dim-Post

September 28, 2008

Quote o’ the Day

Filed under: Politics — danylmc @ 4:23 pm

I’m asking the questions Mr Peters. If you want to ask questions and be a journalist you can go to polytech, learn short-hand and knock a zero off the end of your salary.

– Guyon Espiner interviewing Winston Peters on Agenda this morning.

I really question the wisdom of giving air time to the New Zealand First leader at this stage – he’s never going to answer any of your questions and if you try and push him on a point he’ll just start yelling about conspiracies.

Peters has been accused of serious crimes and he should be given right of reply in any news story written or broadcast about him but there doesn’t seem much point in attempting to engage him in debate.


  1. That was a damn good line from that particular journalist.

    On Peters wanting the ‘last word’ – who wants to bet that he was lurking around the corner at the end, just waiting for themm to start talking about him again, breaking their promise not to talk about him again cos they’re the media!

    Comment by Stephen — September 28, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

  2. It wasn’t all debate – were some policy questions too. But lets face it, not even his supporters care about policy specifics with him anymore, they just want him to ‘keep the bastards honest’, and his enemies just want to nail him for all the lying.

    Comment by Stephen — September 28, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

  3. Reminiscent of that famous incident with the young TV journo and Rob Muldoon in the 70s, no?

    Comment by drinks-after-worker — September 30, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

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