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When Karma caught up with Cameron Slater


Cameron Slater


1. “Conspiracy Theories”

Psychopath, bully, faux-Christian, convicted criminal,  Right wing blogger, and germ-masquerading-as-a-human-being, Cameron Slater has finally had his arse nailed to the wall by veteran investigate journalist*,  Nicky Hager.

Slater’s response, on Newstalk ZB was a pitiful attempt at deflection;

WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater has already responded to the book, and appears to recommend reading it.

Cameron Slater says he hasn’t got a copy yet, but it’s likely to a be very one-sided affair.

He says it’s a direct attack on the government to hurt it at election time, and appears to avoid what happens on the left side of the spectrum.

Slater’s memory is getting worse as he breathes in the methane fumes from the shit he continually wallows in.

Hager has also written an expose on Helen Clark’s government, “Seeds of Distrust“, which nearly destroyed Labour’s chances of re-election in the 2002 general election. Environment Minister,  Marion Hobbs, from the left-wing Labour government of the time said of Nicky Hager;

“Nick Hager’s conspiracy theories do not match the facts.”

And John Key today (13 August) said of Nicky Hager;

“Most people know that Nicky Hager is a screaming left-wing conspiracy theorist,”

No, he’s not a “conspiracy theorist”. He’s an impartial investigative journalist. Something we have precious little of remaining in nthis country anymore.

So Cam; if that’s your best come-back – tragic fail.

2. Karma

However, my memory is a tad better.

I remember an event in January 2014, regarding the death of a passenger in a car, in Greymouth, West Coast. At the time, Slater reached rock-bottom with his vileness, writing “Feral dies in Greymouth, did world a favour“.

The grieving parents of the man killed in the accident were appalled by Slater’s gutless attack on their late son, Judd Hall.

As Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn said at the time,

This young lad has a mother and father who are going through a great deal of hurt at the moment. It’s compassion and support they need at the moment, not condemnation from the likes of Slater.

They (the parents) are people that Slater has never met, does not know, so for him to describe their offspring as feral is the lowest of the low and an utter disgrace.”

I also remember writing this piece on my own blog,  on 29 January, in response to Slater’s grubby rubbish;

He obviously still does not understand that if you attack, denigrate, and abuse people – that eventually he will strike someone who will hit back. Hard.

Karma is not a mystical thing. It is humans getting pissed off.”

It seems that seven months later, my prediction has come true;

3. “Crusher” Collins

This précis from the book, from a TV3 report,  is noteworthy;

Justice Minister Judith Collins was another of Slater’s informants and emailed him an account of Labour’s Trevor Mallard making a fool of himself – “You can use this if you like but just don’t say it was me”

Well, well, well. That answers this question then,

Judith Collins on offensive over Radio NZ comments

But relate to the leaking to media of ACC complainant Bronwyn Pullar’s identity along with an email from her support person, former National Party president Michelle Boag.

Ms Boag sent the email onto Judith Collins and a staffer, who forwarded it to ACC chairman John Judge and chief executive Ralph Stewart.

All deny being the leak, but somehow it got out.

“I’ve been very clear all along,” says Ms Collins. “I am 100 percent certain there was no leak from me or my office.”

Probe into email leak welcome, says Collins

Confirmation that Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff will investigate the email’s trail from Ms Boag to an eventual report in the Herald on Sunday came as Labour claimed Ms Collins, National Party operative Simon Lusk and right-wing blogger Cameron Slater all played a part in the leak.

So now we have the clearest evidence yet, of who leaked Michelle Boag’s email, relating to ACC claimant, Bronwyn Pullar, to Cameron Slater.

Leaker, I name thee: Judith “Crusher” Collins.

4. Conclusions


This is a small country.

Secrets are fleeting.


Key’s $55 million backside has just been  given a swift kick. His “credibility” will have taken a severe beating after this.


If the National Party politburo have a shred of common sense and functioning neuronal-activity left between them, using Slater as a conduit for dirty tricks will cease. The game, you Tory Twats, is up.


A major source of “easy news” for the mainstream media has just dried up. From now on, journos will actually have to do their own work.


If information was sourced from the SIS, and Labour wins this election (chance now increased), expect a major shake-up of both security agencies and resignations. Heads will roll like bowling balls.


I love karma.


(*a real journalist – not the faeces-shovelling variety found at “Whaleoil”)




Fairfax media:  Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater guilty

NewstalkZB: Nicky Hager’s book attacks National’s links with bloggers

Scoop media: Government Upfront On Corn Seed

TV3 News: Nicky Hager book shows National’s ‘dirty politics’

The Press: Blogger’s harsh words rile grieving parents

Greymouth Star: Blogger puts the boot in

TV3 News: Judith Collins on offensive over Radio NZ comments

NZ Herald:  Probe into email leak welcome, says Collins

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The Mendacities of Mr Key #4: “Trolls & bottom-feeders”

The Mendacities of Mr Key #2: Secret Sources

Whalers go gunning for Whaleoil

Whaleoil Goes Porno

Other Blogs

The Standard: Cameron Slater dirties John Key (or vice versa?)

The Dim Post: Dirty politics

Public Address: Dirty Politics

The Pundit: Cri du cœur




This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 14 August 2014



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  1. 18 August 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Government department staff must be politically neutral so to get around that they use bloggers like Cameron Slater to attack their critics. This has been going on for a long time and it’s not exclusive to just this government. If Labour is to have any integrity it must promise to investigate the role of media spokespeople, senior managers and PR consultants in government departments in undermining political neutraility and client confidentiality in government departments by passing on information to third parties like Slater. .

    • deadlynz
      18 August 2014 at 10:25 pm

      There needs to be a shake up across the board with rules and regulations updated to the 21st century. Also a rewrite of some of the regs that Collins decided were not for her to obey.

  2. deadlynz
    18 August 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I’m Praying for a Left Victory and not only resignations, but criminal charges to be laid as well. No matter how well connected these pricks are they need to learn. And a holiday in less than salubrious settings would be justice for those who think they are above the law.

  3. Jo
    19 August 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Exactly how have they broken laws?
    The so-called “journalist” used stolen email if anyone is a criminal or at leas his source is.
    BTW Frank people who throw stones should not live in a glass house.

    • 19 August 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Exactly how have they broken laws?

      An abuse of ministerial power does not always involve law-breaking, Jo – but it’s an abuse nevertheless.

      What are your thought on a minister leaking a civil servant’s name to an extremist who then publishes that name of a far-right blog, and results in death threats? Is that acceptable?

      Or a PM using the SIS to release information designed to embarress a political opponant? Ok with you?

      Or a blogger downloading information from another computer and using that info for his own political purposes (which had no public interest)?

      The so-called “journalist” used stolen email if anyone is a criminal or at leas his source is.

      Journalists always use leaked information. If it weren’t for leaks, the “Pentagon Papers”would never have been made public, and the Vietnam War would’ve gone on for years longer.

      It’s a matter of public interest, Jo. Do you want to know how the government operates, or not?

      Because when you think about it, how else are we to find out what our tax-dollars are being used for?

      BTW Frank people who throw stones should not live in a glass house.

      Meaning – ???

    • Priss
      22 August 2014 at 2:02 pm

      What do you mean by “BTW Frank people who throw stones should not live in a glass house.” Jo???

      Anyway Jo, you seem more interested in preserving Slater’s privacy than uncovering the truth how our government operates. Why is that? What are your links to the National Party???

      And if youre so concerned about privacy you seem awfully quiet about Slater using other people’s emails that he was given. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11312691

    • Theodore
      22 August 2014 at 3:46 pm

      So you don’t mind lying politicians Jo?

      Fair nuff I suppose. You vote for dishonest politicians as much as you like.

      Just don’t be surprised at the outcome, eh?

      • 23 August 2014 at 5:48 pm

        There’s an old saying about leading horses to water, Theodore…

  4. 19 August 2014 at 1:48 pm

    By the way, Jo, have you actually read the book?

  5. reason
    20 August 2014 at 12:22 am

    I’ve always admired and appreciated Franks blog and the long work he puts in.

    For years he has been patiently and methodically cataloging and showing the contradictions and deceptions of this national party.

    Franks been chipping away for ages but the false mask of key and co is finally getting stripped off and by god it’s ugly underneath.

    Johnny two face may be back at his Wall Street Banker type job quicker than he’d planned.

    • 20 August 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thank you, Reason. Interestingly, I checked my first blogpost – July 2011! Has it been three years already?!

      As for Key? If his comments in 2011 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10697623) are to be believed, he’ll be gone after 20 September.

      That’ll leave three contenders for the Nat’s leadership; Joyce (too loud and abrasive); Collins (reputation in tatters) and a resurgent Bill English.

      Interesting times…

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