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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Yet another Tamihere roundup

Labour MP's threatened journalists who were waiting to get a comment from Helen Clark on Tamihere.

National's Wayne Mapp gives examples for Tamihere's description of growing Union power within Labour:
“Labour’s pro-union law change last year kicked off union militancy right around the country”
Ian Wishart describes how the Tamihere interview was 'on the record':
"...I took out my recorder (with its red light) pushed the button and plonked it down in front of him.."
Tamihere will get a three hour radio show to spread his message further.

Watch the Close Up video on whether Tamihere's comments 'touched a nerve' with Kiwi men.

Newstalk ZB's online poll: What do you think of John Tamihere?
He's great 38%
He's OK 28%
I don't like him 27%
I don't know 6%

UPDATE @ 11:35AM: The Editor of the ODT thinks Tamihere's comments are not a sign of Governmental dysfunction.

Martin ven Beynen thinks Tamihere has been caught out by New Zealand employment law.

The Editor of the Timaru Herald thinks Labour will have a big problem on its hands when Tamihere opens his mouth again.

UPDATE @ 11:45AM: Big News has the transcript of the Tamihere McClary MP3.

The Malaysian Star describes Tamihere thus:
"a Maori legislator prone to political error"
UPDATE @ 11:55AM: News24.com: "NZ PM is surrounded by gays".

GayNZ labels Tamihere homophobic.

A political 'scientist' (hold the sniggers) on Tamihere:
John Tamihere is a Winston Peters-style politician who is primarily driven by personal ambition rather than Labour's long-term policy goals, says a political psychologist.
[Update @ 1:10PM: the Herald calls this guy a 'political pyschologist', but Greg Stephens informs me he's of the plain vanilla political science/studies variety]

Ruth Berry outlines theories on the Origins of Tamihere's Interview.

National's Judith Collins attacks Clarks childlessness.

The Gospel According to John.

More on Tamihere's radio show (Radio Live, Sunday's 10am-1pm).

Journo's hassle poor John.

Ruth Berry on Labour's Tamihere-flagellation.

UPDATE @ 12:21PM: Posted on the Investigate Magazine website:

Investigate magazine is being deluged with emails and phone calls from readers and members of the public praising former cabinet minister John Tamihere's courage in speaking out about divisions within the Labour Government.

If you wish to send an email message to Tamihere, click this address with "Tamihere" in the subject line, and we will forward it to John Tamihere.

From the magazine's perspective, we'd like to confirm that Investigate made a direct request to John Tamihere for an interview prior to Easter as we wanted to profile the MP in the magazine. His response was an enthusiastic 'yes'.

The interview was conducted at an Auckland cafe, and no request was made by either party for it to be off-the-record.

As an ethical rule within the media, all interviews with journalists - taped or untaped - are to be regarded as "on the record" unless specifically and explicitly stated otherwise. After the interview, Tamihere posed for cover shots for the magazine's cover.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 4/09/2005 11:05:00 am


Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Normally I try not to praise fellow authors on the same blog but Lemur, this post has got to be right up there. Well done.

4/09/2005 11:50:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...


4/09/2005 12:36:00 pm  
Blogger Greg Stephens said...

John Johansson is not really a political psychologist. He is a political science lecturer who specialises in leadership. Trust the NZ Herald to be wrong.

4/09/2005 12:59:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...


4/09/2005 01:56:00 pm  

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