The so called teapot tape has been released on YouTube..
It’s not easy to hear what is being said by John Key and John Banks in their pre-election conversation because of the background noise.
But from what I could hear and understand there is absolutely nothing to cause embarrassment or upset to anyone.
If that is all there is, the Herald on Sunday and TV3 who had the tape and made such a fuss about it really need to look at themselves, their standards and motivation.
inferred implied the contents were politically sensitive and potentially embarrassing.
They told us it was in the national interest to release them. If that’s all there is it wasn’t. They are simply boring.
The HOS and even more so TV3 turned a non-event into a potential scandal and then someone from one of those media outlets or Bradley Ambrose, the reporter who, inadvertently or not, recorded the conversation, gave something to Winston Peters which enabled him to do what he does best – manufacture outrage to generate attention.
The only embarrassment is to the media who created an issue out of nothing.
I am not linking to the recording because I am unsure of the legal position but if you can’t find it you’ll save yourself 10 minutes and 46 seconds of boredom.