Colin Espiner slags off government attacks as well


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Colin Espiner's blog, which is a breath of fresh air amongst the MSM slags off the government for their pathetic attempts to smear John Key.

[quote]Oh, for heaven’s sake! Someone needs to tell Prime Minister Helen Clark to call off her attack dogs until they’ve got something decent to chew on.
The paltry fare served up on John Key by Labour’s research unit for the likes of Pete Hodgson and Clayton Cosgrove to growl over of late has been nothing short of a total embarrassment.
When Labour recently declared, somewhat prematurely as it turned out, an end to the National Party leader’s honeymoon, one might have thought that the Government’s tacticians and back-room operators had some dirt worth dishing on John Key.
Things started out OK, with an assault on some pretty wishy-washy remarks Key had made on Iraq, starting with his implied support for the Coalition of the Willing back in 2003 and continuing with his more recent flip-flop on his position on the war.
But after that line of attack got completely blown out of the water by the Air New Zealand “Digger Air” story last week, Labour needed a new line of fire. And so far, it’s been woeful. [/quote]

Colin makes a very cogent suggestion that the government focus on governing, that is after all what they stole the election to do.

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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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