NZ Truth – Cameron-style
[This blogpost best read to the popular cult-hit, Gangnam-style.]
The sleaziest blogger in New Zealand, Cameron Slater, taking up the reins of editing the sleaziest newspaper, ‘Truth‘ – appropriate. There must be some fundamental law of bio-physics which explains the process how such clumpings take place.
The appointment is ostensibly to give a boost to ‘Truth’s‘ circulation – a Big Ask in this age of internet and freely available news-content. Better newspapers than kitty-tray-liner-‘Truth‘ are finding that their circulations are falling, despite attempts and gimmicks to stem the slide.
What Slater has to offer ‘Truth‘ is a bit of a mystery.
More sleaze? Plenty on the internet, with blogs such as the one Cameron edits.
A return to the Page Three Girl, with unfeasibly large mammary glands? How quaint.
Listings of recent divorces, such as the ‘Truth‘ used to publish? Care factor; nil.
Stories of political corruption and incompetance? Plenty of those. But considering that National is in power, I doubt his political handlers on the Ninth Floor will take kindly to their attack-pooch turning on their own. They shan’t be amused.
Or will he launch ongoing attacks on the Parliamentary Opposition? Bashing Labour, the Greens, Mana, NZ First, etc, will be a pointless exercise. Not being part of the government, what would be the point?
Or else Slater can just make up any old sh*t. As TV3’s Duncan Garner took him to task on 15 March, this year, when Slater was caught out fibbing (again),
” For the record, claims made by the Beached Whale (Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater) that 3 News secured footage of John Key’s 2008 speech from the PSA are inaccurate.
The footage is held in our library.
It brings into question the credibility and accuracy of all his other blogs, read by dozens of followers.
Big claims from a big man on a small blog site.
It’s a shame he is wrong. Why does Slater make so much of his stuff up? “
Source: Whale Oil lies again – opinion
The most stomach turning aspect of this appointment is not that Slater will be ‘Truth’s‘ editor – the two are a perfect match for each other – but his comments today on Radio NZ’s ‘Morning Report‘,
” It used to be that journalists held the powerful to account. They went out there and they outed people that basically caused the working man grief.”
Hear: Radio NZ – Blogger takes helm at Truth
Yes, it’s terrible when someone does things that “caused the working man grief”. Things like this,
Slater had nil reservations about posting personal details of a port worker. Perhaps he thought that smearing a man whose wife had died from a terminal disease would not “cause the working man grief “?
Let’s hope Slater is more responsible in his new, paid role.
What are the chances?
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