“The Press is the enemy,” says Brownlee. But does he know who else said that?

By Toby Manhire In The Internaut

3rd December, 2012

Gerry Brownlee was not minicing his words in an interview with Christchurch daily The Press published this morning.

The minister for earthquake recovery told the paper: “We’re getting into the sort of zone of, frankly, The Press again being the enemy of recovery. Happy for you to put that in the paper because I know a lot of people think it.”

It’s safe to say, however, that he wasn’t intentionally echoing one of the most infamous political leaders of recent times. Here’s one Richard Nixon, offering a bit of advice to his friend Henry Kissinger in 1972, albeit with a lower-case “p”:


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