Tremain, thin comfort #pixels

Updated post – cartoon tweaked by whatifdunedin
Tue, 29 Mar 2017 at 6:40 p.m.

Garrick Tremain – 28 March 2017

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### ODT Online Sat, 25 Mar 2017
Defamation case against Little going ahead
Defamation proceedings against Labour Party leader Andrew Little by National Party donors and hoteliers Earl and Lani Hagaman will proceed. Mr Little publicly apologised yesterday after the Auditor-general found no link between a donation made by the couple and a hotel management contract.
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8 responses to “Tremain, thin comfort #pixels

  1. Gurglars

    I think Earl Hagaman
    a business man going through his processes, funding his successes and failures, deserves every right to [claim against] Andrew Little for mouthing off.

    {Moderated. -Eds}

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    He has the right, sure. He also has a choice. Graciously accepting apology would make him look better than a win in court. Everyone knows that winning in court doesn’t prove a lot, and desperation to “clear” his name looks like maybe … well, maybe …..

  3. Hirsute

    I see the ODT has issued an apology for this Garrick Tremain cartoon in today’s paper.
    I can’t imagine why. I think the hairstyle…. or piece?…looks great. How amazing to be able to grow that in your latter years. It looks so natural.
    Given my own sparse, white locks, I’m envious.
    Maybe Garrick didn’t draw it quite right and so he should apologise. Some people are very sensitive about their hair.

    {Then we must also apologise. And we do. I don’t think cartooning around President Trump’s coiffure, or Bieber’s, has attracted defamation proceedings. But look what’s ‘collectable’ now. -Eds}

    ODT 29.3.17 (page 3)
    [phoneshot]

  4. Gurglars

    Hype, the more suits against Andrew Little the shorter time he will be on our screens and radar.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Yes, so it would be a heartening sign of wealth *not* being used as a political bludgeon were Hagaman to behave with grace and accept Little’s apology.

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