The idea being that with National on the ropes over all the dirt being uncovered, now would be a awesome time for Little and Labour to help reinforce that message by some Labour flavored spin.
So either Andrew did make that call and somehow the message to "get some coverage for Labour" in the wake of Todd Barclay and Tape-Gate was not specific enough (needing to add the word "positive" to the instruction) or he hasn't and is now wishing he had.
Because while not the Dirty Politics level of the Todd Barclay scandal this little piece of news does not look good (given how Labour is supposedly against exploitation of foreign students and wants to shut such things down) and is a useful distraction (for National) from the grubby goings on in Southland and Wellington.
Its almost like Labour plans these things.
Nothing more to say.