ok Alexei...Hahaha Bruce. A little jerk in your opinion but you know absolutely nothing about him except for no named journalists.
I rest my case 😌.
Not really a fair summary. 😕
He was appointed to spin doctor for the Minister of Health🤔
His very small department doesn't actually do anything except act as a think tank for the Ministry ...how did that go...just asking like?
He has no administrative authority, the health boards are independent of him.
Part of his exhaustive selection process was ability to handle the media...e,g, endless hours of interviewing by a former RADIO NZ interviewer Kim Hill.
I know the guy who appointed him. This dude is a class A bureaucrat with all that entails...meaning a very smooth talking...arsehole...birds of a feather flock together.
Now to add some perspective to this, I refer to some history...
Spin doctors are now part of the scenery.
A few years back the RTA appointed an "expert" Merkin to front the media on their behalf.
Now to be fair, nobody actually said he was qualified at anything, he just spoke like he knew what he was talking about. His title was something like roads manager of something, no mention of spokesman or PR...like..
I thought he was a traffic engineer. I am sure many thought the same. On a level of 1 to 10 of arrogance...he was 15.
Then one day in a live on air TV interview with the head of the Taxi Federation, when he was as usual being an arrogant know it all prick, the Taxi Federation guy fired a bazooka...
He said...many people think (dude's name) is a highly qualified expert on road safety...in fact he is just a PR consultant from Merka...... the dude went silent.
I don't think he has been heard from since.
To quote my friend Bruce Bayliss...talk about laugh Trev.🤣🤣🤣🤣
Example number two
The NZQA another terrible den of viper venom in Wellington decided they needed an expert spin doctor.
So who did they choose?
A teacher, an education lecturer? nah...they employed a female Wellington veterinary surgeon who used to go on TV a bit. WTF🤣🤣🤣.
Now she was quite attractive, and a very good speaker, but there is no connection between education and looking up a dogs arse. She knew sweet fark all as they say, and she was the go to expert for the NZQA🤔. To be fair one could argue there are no experts in the NZQA, but I digress.
Anyway one year, as often happened, there had been a stuff up with national exam papers. This has been happening for years, but this was a clanger.
They got her on TV, and the interviewer was 150% schooled up.
The spin doctor vet started to be a smart arse, playing on words, carrying on like a Merkin GOP congresswoman...if you get my point ladies and jellybeans.
She has never been heard from again either.
So thank you for bearing ith me ladies and jellybeans but John Nick did ask...so I summarise...again
The good little doctor is just a PR spin doctor, placed there for the very purpose of misleading the public...that is a fact.
I also understand, based on good information he is a control freak and very unpopular.
have a good day