Like virtually all of these sorts of breathless revelations, the real story is not as simple as it seems. But in simple teams, what is claimed didn't happen. It is not the scandal those who think it is, want it to be.
The trouble with that, if you don’t reference and cross reference it, you can end up down a rabbit hole. And the problem with rabbit holes is a lot of people like being down them. In other words, it's no longer about the facts or the truth, it's about you being able to say "look, look I was right, I told you so."
I tell you what; I have not seen anything like the vaccine reaction in my lifetime. Of all the things we have been exercised about, those that took the jab to heart lost their minds.
Making it more complicated or murky were the Government's propaganda attempts, and at times straight up and down lies when it came to roll out, approach, delivery, accessibility, and mandates. The whole Covid cluster.
It was at times a mess. Couple that with an angry mob mood and it was always going to be explosive.
But, at no point was it a conspiracy. Not that the conspiracy theorists will accept that. They will take their anger, fury, and newsfeeds to the grave with them. That is the saddest thing of all.
For some they have allowed this period to define them. Of all the things you could have fought for, lost your job for, and send a thousand emails to media outlets for, a jab seemed an odd choice.
There is no doubt the emotional and fear campaign promoted by this, and most governments, to get jabbed, to be a part of the team of five million, was designed solely to save their butts around a health system they didn’t get sorted in time.
There is no doubt in my mind the darkest of days with lockdowns, chasing women in Northland, and dobbing neighbours in that stood to close to each other was literally the definition of madness.
Most of us lost the plot and it was government driven from a so-called pulpit of truth.
But Clarke didn't have an ankle bracelet, the nanny isn't in Malaysia, Agenda 21 isn't what you think it is, BlackRock doesn’t own the whole world's media, and Pfizer hasn’t been busted.
If you don’t believe that, that’s cool you don’t have to. But the rest of us have moved on, and we are the better for it.
Mike Hosking is a New Zealand television and radio broadcaster. He currently hosts The Mike Hosking Breakfast show on NewstalkZB on weekday mornings.