Last week TV3 was happy to give David Shearer air time with his claims Prime Minister John Key was taped speaking to the GCSB.
This week the channel’s enthusiasm for Shearer’s point of view is tapering off as it asks has Shearer’s GCSB claim backfired?:
Labour leader David Shearer says his party has “asked the question” of the Prime Minister, by claiming that Mr Key was recorded mentioning Kim Dotcom at the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) before the date Mr Key says he first knew about the man behind Megaupload.
But an increasingly stressed Mr Shearer now faces serious questions himself.
The central one is: was a recording actually made? Did the GCSB tape ever actually exist?
There is no evidence that it does or ever did and Shearer’s colleagues aren’t rushing to support their leader.
Quote of the day on that goes to Shane Jones:
“I’ve had a guts full in my career of talking about video tapes – believe you me,” says Shane Jones.