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Not my words: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?
Post by JohnO Post by HitAnyKey
But it's possible, is it not, that Friday's massive information dump
is in itself a near-unprecedented example of open and transparent
governance that stands on its own without embellishment. And in
that case, maybe the Herald piece can be seen as a resentful shot by
a journalist who would rather go digging for material than have it
openly presented to him.
It's obfuscation by burial, as explained in the cited article, dumped
on a Friday so Jacinda and co can hide from it until Monday when they
enact their instructions to not comment or answer questions on it.
But that's no more than SOP - and, being wordly-wise, you can't
possibly be surprised by it?
Not surprised by the act itself. What does amaze me is the nuclear grade
hypocrisy of a party and leader who were going to be the "most open and
transparent ever" instructing their ministers to not answer questions.
I see Watkins now joining the chorus of "arrogance" on the basis of an
assumption that "the people love us anyway, so why bother?"
But I still think it's possible that the journos are pissed off because
the explanations are now there for all to see in the information dump,
warts and all, showing public servants and politicians doing their best
with the information to hand, and removing opportunities for the media to
persist with the repetitive questions and other inanities we've all now
seen in the Jacinda and Ashley Show.