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Published on Apr 21, 2011
From 2002, John Campbell rips Helen Clark apart, (paraphrasing)"but John! You musnt speak to a Prime Minister like this!, I'm above such questioning!" :-)
Clark "I'm blaming you for not giving proper advice about the course that you wanted to follow"
Campbell "I was not in cabinet, I was not in any way party to this... its not an if... but feel free to shoot the messenger, I'm afraid I had nothing whatsoever to do with this"
Clark "what I want to say to you if i'm allowed to get a word in, is that it is a setup to invite The Prime Minister in for a general interview about genetic modification, when you give no advice that you want to go into detail about how the government handled a certain issue. I consider that unethical journalism!"
Surely she could be expected to answer such a simple question?
"Investigative journalist Nicky Hager's book Seeds of Distrust, published on Wednesday, claims the government covered up the planting of GE corn plants in 2000 and 2001.
Prime Minister Helen Clark continues to deny there was any coverup. She has attacked the Greens, accusing them of gutter politics, and accused a television journalist of setting her up" http://tvnz.co.nz/content/115681/2556...