Radio NZ’s Mediawatch podcast featured a couple of excellent interviews — with Jim Tucker and David Fisher. As is my habit, I listened to it on my walk this morning. Available here (35’27”). I recommend you listen to it.

Later on my walk, as I carefully picked my way around the coast at low tide, I popped on Leonard Cohen’s Dear Heather album, and found myself reflecting on the lyrics of this song in the context of the privacy invasions suffered at Government hands by journalist Andrea Vance & MP Peter Dunne.

Nobody should have the right to read their correspondence without their consent.

Note: Some audio distortion in this clip, but I like the lyrics and its atmosphere. – P