By Bernard Lagan
March 14, 2013
This is the kind of winning coverage a country’s leader can expect when his forces seize a newspaper’s publisher from his home at night, spirit him to the airport and force him onto an outbound flight, despite a High Court injunction against the deportation. That’s what happened to the Sun’s former publisher Russell Hunter four years ago, after he ran a story about a minister’s failure to pay his taxes. Since then, The Sun has shone more reliably from the Commodore’s rear.
Within two days of being uploaded, the video had racked up 65,500 views, with other videos added; these had been reported by the international media, and had prompted censure of the Fijian Government by the New Zealand Parliament, where on Friday protests are planned in Wellington and Auckland.