Rachel ‘ Serious ‘ Smalley
Rachel Smalley says it’s not OK.
What is she talking about?
That murdering Pedophile being returned to us from Brazil?
Nope, none of the above.
She, as a ‘ serious, ‘ journalist has decided that Cameron (a Journalist ) should not communicate with the PM by text and that the PM should not be communicating by text with him. Why? Well her reasoning is outlined in an article filled with defamation. Every accusation she makes against Cam is defamatory and a smear. No doubt she is secure in the knowledge that if Nicky Hager can get way with unproven allegationsÂ after using a Journalist’s stolen correspondence, then so can she.
She revels in her freedom of speech and says what ever nasty unproven things that she likes about Cameron. He, however in her opinion does not have that same right. If he attacks someones character then that is toxic behaviour and he should be stopped but it is quite OK for her to say things like….
…the country’s most ruthless blogger, the man who stops at nothing to attack, undermine or manipulate anyone who opposes the National Party
… vile revelations that came out about Slater and the frightening ways with which he tried to shut people down, people who opposed the National Party or people who were critical of it
Of course ‘ serious ‘ journalists should be free to talk about about Cameron Slater all that they like. They are allowed to talk to him, interview him, text him, get stories off him and write about him because Cameron Slater is money in the bank. Cameron Slater sells dead tree media and Cameron Slater ups readership, viewership. listenership and ratings. Let’s face it no matter what adjectives you use to describe him he has the readership, he has the influence and maddeningly ,unlike ‘ serious ‘ journalist Smalley he has access to the PM’s ear although John Key will probably now throw him under the bus like he did Judith Collins. Key is nothing if not pragmatic. He will do whatever it takes to shut down attacks from the Media on himself or his government.
The Labour party’s Andrew Little is fortunate that the MSM are not interested in Left Wing Blogger Josh Forman and his Blog Slightly Left of Centre. If they were they could attack him for his Deputies close relationship with him. They could ask Annette for a copy of her texts to Josh and ask when she was last in contact with him. They could find out who leaked the e-mail between him and Cameron to Annette so that it could be used to try to frame questions to John Key in the house.They could do a little research and discover that Josh lost his job this week for leaking information to the Labour Party.
In fact it has all the ingredients for a great scandal but there is only one problem with this tale of Dirty Politics, it doesn’t suit their agenda.
The Standard have gone so far as to state that Josh Forman and his Blog are actually both Cameron Slater. I really don’t know where Cameron finds the time. Just being him is enough work but being Josh and writing a whole other Blog as well, that’s just CRAZY talk but that is The Standard for you.
I am sure that Josh Forman right now, is wishing that he was, just a figment of Cameron’s imagination. He thought he was so clever trying to Trojan horse, New Zealand’s most popular Blogger.
Nothing personal Josh, it’s just politics, under the bus you go.