Stuff.co.nz journalist Tony Wall contacted Gunn to seek her views on alleged connections between the Baby W blood transfusion case and the recent Queensland police shooting tragedy.
State-subsidised and foreign-owned legacy outlet NZHerald reported two of the perpetrators of the Queenland tragedy, Gareth and Stacey Train, had shared a video of Baby W’s uplift at Starship Hospital. That video was widely circulated both in New Zealand and oveseas on social media in the hours and days following the surgery.
Wall asked Gunn whether she found it ‘concerning cop killers have co-opted your [anti-mRNA jab] message?’
Gunn released her full response to Wall to the public via her media channels today, which DTNZ publishes in full below:
Stuff: “Hi it’s tony wall here from Stuff. We are doing a story about the Queensland shooters referencing the baby will case and other anti-vaccine videos on their YouTube channel. Can you comment as to whether it’s concerning that cop killers have co-opted your message?”
Liz Gunn’s response: “Tony, my statement is this: – please print it in full:
Most Kiwis are now awake to the unpalatable fact that Stuff is a very dark and evil media organisation intent on twisting the best and most loving aspects of good and brave and ethical Kiwis into headline-grabbing stories that bear no resemblance to the Truth.
Of course, it would break any good human heart to hear a news story claiming that someone patently insane has been so twisted as to misuse a story of a baby whose parents wanted one thing only: unjabbed blood to reduce the risks in their baby’s heart operation.
I cannot be responsible for the insanity of either that person or of you, Tony of Stuff, whipping up this piece of human insanity into a piece of stuffed media insanity. I can only hope you have a conscience somewhere buried deep under your hubris, that tells you that what you are a part of here is wrong, morally, ethically and journalistically.
Please print my statement here in full – otherwise you will be guilty of disinformation about me as you set about to crucify yet another loving and caring Kiwi. I can almost feel you salivating as you send this salacious and ugly message to me.
Shame on you. Be a better man. Lay down your poison pen and walk out of Stuff. Do something honourable for once Tony.
You and I both know this is a nonsense beat-up story, done to please your brutish government overlords.”