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By Steven | February 2, 2011

John Key’s remarks on RadioSport about Liz Hurley being hot have now hit the UK’s Daily Mail, I see.

I’m more interested in why John Key is the only political leader given a weekly interview slot on RadioSport – and Breakfast TV, actually. This was the widely overlooked angle in the Paul Henry saga. I can’t see that there’s anything in the broadcasting codes that prevents it, at least as long as it’s not nakedly partisan and he’s not given a free platform to rail about political issues that aren’t addressed by the broadcaster elsewhere. But surely it’s conferring a healthy political advantage by¬† burnishing his image.

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