The NZ Herald has printed Don Brash’s response to Garth George’s column today.
George’s column was published on Thursday and Brash submitted his response that morning. When it hadn’t been printed by Saturday, he emailed it directly to George and copied it to other people.
At least two other boggers bloggers and I posted the response on Saturday.
Some people criticised the Herald for not printing the rebuttal earlier.
I side with the Herald on this.
It has a responsibility to give people a right of reply as soon as practical. But limited space sometimes means that’s not as soon as preferable.
I don’t think there was any conspiracy on the Herald’s behalf, it’s just a case where bloggers were able to respond faster.