Director of the SIS Rebecca Kitteridge Another Corrupt Liar

Director of the SIS Rebecca Kitteridge is being widely touted as a new broom after just six months in the job at the head of our intelligence service.

The reality is that she helped Prime Minister John Key cover his butt in the leadup to the 2014 general election, just like her predecessor, Warren Tucker, did in the leadup to the 2011 election. She continues to do so, all the while presenting as reasonable, fair-minded and politically neutral as apple pie.

Kitteridge was the person who insisted the Prime Minister was right when he said Slater had not received favourable treatment in receiving the information, or that his office had anything to do with the release of the document, before the election this year.

Those assertions are made demonstrably false by the report as released this week, and offering to apologise now is too little, too late, as the election is already won on the back of discrediting Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics, even though large tracts of it have now been proven bang on.