Last night viewers of TV1 were 'treated' to a shock horror expose of how Alex Banks (son of John Banks) might have contributed to the death of King's College student James Webster by egging him on with his drinking. To his absolute credit John Banks fronted up where others wouldn't and talked openly about how it had impacted on his family.
It was also revealed that he (Banks) had fronted to the Webster family.
At the end you were left with the feeling that the media were more interested in promoting this as some sort of anti Banks story.
Contrast this to the latest revelations concerning Mayoral aspirant Brown and his 'heaving' of Manukau Council staff directly from his office to contribute to his election campaign. In that respect I notice on another blog a lawyer has suggested this may constitute a corrupt practice.
So question .... why hasn't/doesn't the MSM and particularly TV1 pick up on this? Look forward to PM's defence of the indefensible.
Disclosure ... yes, the Veteran has a connection to King's College. Used to work there.
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