Sunday, November 11, 2012
UPDATED: We can't help but wonder...
The Herald on Sunday has another story today on housing affordability in Auckland. It seems to be their pet subject at the moment. It tells the sad tale of the lengths that the couple above is having to go to get a house in right price bracket.
But we can't help but wonder; is the Kate Sutton pictured above with her partner the same Kate Sutton who is the Labour Party's women's vice-president, and the same Kate Sutton who has been a Labour Party candidate at the last two elections?
Given that housing affordability has become very much a political issue, wouldn't you think that the Herald on Sunday, a bastion of journalistic ethics as it is might just disclose that one of the people it had centred a story around has something of an interest in discrediting the Government? Or are we hoping for too much?
UPDATE: Commenter Murray confirms the subterfuge
UPDATE #2: We gave Kate Sutton the benefit of the doubt initially, and blamed the HoS for slack journalism, but no we're not so sure; DPF has found this on Facebook:
So Kate Sutton is boasting about getting the Herald on Sunday to push a key Labour Party policy without her role in the party being disclosed. Is the HoS at fault, or is Kate Sutton the Labour Party's Max Dillon Coyle?