For those with long careers, things written and uttered have a habit of coming back to bite. Here’s Road to Ruin author Niki Savva on RN Breakfast this Monday about why she didn’t contact Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin for comment:

I learned from bitter experience over a number of years, as did many of Abbott’s colleagues, that many versions of events that he put forward just could not be trusted.”

But what’s this? Niki Savva six years ago in So Greek: Confessions of a Conservative Leftie (her tell-all on working for Peter Costello):

“When it comes to scheming and lying, plain old hypocrisy, and dishonesty, journalists — apart from a few honourable exceptions — win hands down.”

Is she one of those exceptions? Another quote from the book (recounted by Laurie Oakes in The Courier-Mail  —  her critics have been passing this around of late):

“As a journalist I lied often, usually about my sources, but about other things too. Journalists can and do get away with lying: politicians and staff can’t.

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