Garth George once again is completely right

Garth George: Weak, stupid responses to the evil of child abuse – 02 Aug 2007 – NZ Herald: Opinion

Garth George, so often written off as a silly old white man,nonetheless comes up with some amazingly accurate commentary of the ills of our society.

Today is no exception as he slams into the response to the torture of two kids by whanau in the Bay of Plenty.
[quote]The stupidity of the Government’s first initiative is almost incomprehensible. It proposes to have all women visiting public hospitals asked about family violence. What that hopes to achieve is beyond my grasp.

Acting Social Development Minister Steve Maharey says frontline health workers in hospitals will try to find out whether there is violence in a family and whether any kind of assistance can be given.

This is preposterous, and if those frontline health workers have a grain of sense they will not have a bar of it.[/quote]

There is plenty more of that sensible commentary.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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