PoA use right wing blogger to denigrate worker
Slater has fallen to a new low, and when you consider it, that is an incredible feat for him.
You would have thought Slater's claim that the dead mother of Chris Carter using a taxpayer funded phone was impossible to top. You would have thought Slater's willful misinterpretation of Jim Anderton's comments on an 'earthquake' could never be beaten. You would have thought a convicted criminal who breached Court suppression for ego purposes like Slater would never challenge the dizzying lows of his own style of open sewer journalism.
But he has.
Publishing the details of a warf worker who was given leave during the terminal illness of his wife is a sick gutter tactic beneath even the blogosphere.
The final eye rolling part of this is that Cameron Slater uses his own personal circumstances with depression as any excuse to throw his toys if they are mentioned, yet he is so gleeful in using others personal circumstances to damn them. Hypocrisy doesn't even begin to define his actions here. He is the wolf who cries boy.
The PoA have run a sophisticated propaganda campaign during their manufactured crises. They seed spin on Whaleoil, failed ACT party candidates and David 'bore of babylon' Farrar's blogs and the under resourced news rooms of NZ regurgitate it. This leads to the misperceptions that the dispute is about good for nothing warfies earning $90 000 per year. As many wiser voices have pointed out, that claim is bullshit.
That the mainstream media have the audacity to jump up and down about Willie Jackson calling for civil disobedience and protesters calling scabs scabs, yet are so silent on a right wing blogger using the personal tragedy of someone who is willing to speak out against Ports of Auckland is an indictment of how far entrenched the PoA propaganda already is within NZ's newsrooms.
The continued influence of right wing blogs over underfunded news rooms in this country is a genuine problem, the NZ Herald for example still has no counter left wing opinion to go up against David Farrar, who is the Government's online propagandist and pollster of choice.
The left has never been able to expect the msm to be balanced, and they need smarter newer ways of competing against the tide. When the Greens were locked out of leaders debates, they streamed their own online. The rest of the left could learn some lessons from the Greens electoral success.