Art used to imitate life, but in today's society, life imitates art. Journalists throughout New Zealand are stumbling all over each other to get to the bottom of the Winston Peters affair. It is easy to find out... just follow the money.
Questions: Why is it that The Spencer Trust comes up blank in a search through the Trusts and Societies database? Does it exist? Is it offshore?
This is part of the script from 'All the President's Men'. The scene begins with Bob Woodward in an underground parking garage with Deep Throat.
Bob Woodward: The story is dry. All we've got are pieces. We can't seem to figure out what the puzzle is supposed to look like. John Mitchell resigns as the head of CREEP, and says that he wants to spend more time with his family. I mean, it sounds like bullshit, we don't exactly believe that...
Deep Throat: No, heh, but it's touching. Forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand.
Bob Woodward: Hunt's come in from the cold. Supposedly he's got a lawyer with $25,000 in a brown paper bag.
Deep Throat: Follow the money.
Bob Woodward: What do you mean? Where?
Deep Throat: Oh, I can't tell you that.
Bob Woodward: But you could tell me that.
Deep Throat: No, I have to do this my way. You tell me what you know, and I'll confirm. I'll keep you in the right direction if I can, but that's all. Just... follow the money.