Editorial: Hide move an act of desperation

Editorial: Hide move an act of desperationACT is a party of ideas. Not even its most fervent supporter could imagine it will ever be a dominant political force. But it can exert an influence by championing policies that are picked up by the major parties. National, Act's… [NZ Politics]

The Herald explores ACT's decision to play leap frog and concludes that desperate times call for desperate measures. The polls however tell the tale of the success or otherwise of the grat leapfrog plan.

Colin Espiner on his blog also talks about this development, ironically a couple of days after the real blogosphere discussed it here and at Kiwiblog. 

His conclusions are almost the same as mine. No doubt the more rabid of the ACToids will go over there and slag him off with actually debating the merits of the discussion. 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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