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Letter to the Editor – The Marianna’s Trench or Pluto?! WTF was Key holidaying?!


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from:      Frank Macskasy
to:           Sunday News <editor@sunday-news.co.nz>
date:      Fri, Aug 22, 2014
subject: Letter to the editor


The editor
Sunday News

He says he doesn’t know about Judith Collins releasing private details of a civil servant to right wing blogger, Cameron Slater. That civil servant subsequently suffered death threats and a hate campaign after Slater wrote a hate-piece on him in his blog.

He says he had no idea what his press secretary, Jason Ede, was up to, in his dealings with the same blogger. That’s despite Ede’s office having been only two doors away from Key’s own office.

He says he didn’t know about the SIS releasing sensitive information to the same blogger, in only a few days, despite Key being the sole Minister responsible for that security agency. He says he was holidaying in Hawaii at the time.

Hawaii is not the bottom of the Marianna’s Trench or Pluto – do they not have phones in Hawaii?

What, exactly, does Key do with his time? Evidently our Prime Minister has no inkling what his ministers or staff are getting up to. Which makes his claims for “transparency” and “no surprises” a farce.

Either Key is the most poorly informed Prime Minister in the history of this country, or he is not being upfront with us.

Either way, I question whether he is fit to be Prime Minister.

-Frank Macskasy


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  1. Hopeful
    22 August 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Frank – do your letters get published ? Its a bit of a “hit ‘n’ miss” affair as to whether people’s letters get published as far as I can make out.

  2. 22 August 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Hopeful…

    Yep, pretty much “hit’n’miss” with me as well. I usually send out a few at a time. Aside from making them concise and interesting (hopefully), the “trick” is also to mention the name of the Minister (or PM) who you are writing about.

    Their clipping service will put anything from print media on their desk that mentions them by name – including letters to the editor. It’s a fairly direct way of getting you message directly to them.

  3. Jenny
    23 August 2014 at 7:53 am

    Thanks Frank, I hadn’t realised that about a clipping service to the PM or Ministers. That’s really useful to know. Thanks.

    • 23 August 2014 at 8:59 am

      Very few people do, Hopeful. It certainly gives more impetus to writing letters to newspapers to put your message across to politicians. 🙂

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