if any aspiring journalists out there want to know what a puff piece looks like, they should check out today’s herald for carroll du chateau’s exercise in hagiography; on the life and times of jonathan hunt; retired speaker and new ambassador to london
c’mon now, you remember him; he’s one of our 20 most eminent new zealanders; helen said so.
like others, i had been long wondering just what it was hunt did/had done, to deserve this honour; so i read this piece eagerly, hoping to finally find out.
well, who’d have thought it; there isn’t really very much at all. when asked, he had to dredge back to 1978 to a private members bill that actually passed; and that’s really about it.
so, there you go. so many questions, no answers.