What's going on here? As a commenter at Whale's blog suggested, does someone have to kick Nicky Hager in the spine to see some action? This was a serious security breach at the very highest level of state . . . and it's treated with all the importance of a theft at a school tuck shop.
Who exactly are the police protecting? And what does this say about their partiality? Fran O'Sullivan's conclusion is unchallengable:
This is [all] frankly unacceptable in a democratic system where authorities like the police should be expected to get to the bottom of what was obviously a politically motivated burglary.UPDATE 1: Brash has called for a formal inquiry into the email theft.
Phil Goff agrees with him. Bill English apparently doesn't.
Is this a clue?
Commissioner Broad said continued questioning of the police role could undermine public trust and confidence in the force.
He ordered a full review of the case, including the recent release of the highly edited file, to be conducted by Assistant Commissioner Steve Shortland of Auckland, with an independent adviser working alongside him. …
Dr Brash said he was happy with the steps being taken.