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Video Link: Key On Govt Media Interference

Scoop Video Link: Key On Govt Media Interference

This footage was recorded on Saturday March 17, 2007 at the Lake House in Takapuna, North Shore at a party organized by Dr. Wayne Mapp & The North Shore Electorate.

In the footage National leader John Key explains that the Labour Government is in the habit of ringing up and whinging at news organisations over certain stories - especially when they are feeling rattled.

According to Engineering Printing and Manufacturing national secretary Andrew Little Mr Key is 'on the record' as communicating directly with APN [the NZ Herald publishers] chief executive Martin Simons over a a story in an APN regional newspaper that he [Mr Key] believes has misquoted him.

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  • John Key talks About Govt interference in the media
  • Footage courtesy of Darpan The Mirror on Stratos TV


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