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PM blames media for "gay red top" fallout

Sun 11 Nov 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The Prime Minister is blaming the media for the furore over his "gay red shirt" and "thick as batshit" comments. "From time to time I might push a little bit too hard and I have got to be a bit more careful," he's told the New Zealand Herald's political editor Audrey Young. "These stories have always been there from time to time. Actually they are an example of where the media is generally out of sync with the public. "The public talk colloquially, the public's grammar's not perfect. They kid around and I don't think they overly mark me down for that. They just see me as a normal guy. "I came in as John Key and I'm going out as John Key. The media or our opponents will try and portray that as being too casual. I don't agree with that. "You are not going to change me and if you do, it will look like a fraud, it will be a fraud." You can read the full story here    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 11th November 2012 - 12:47pm

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