Headlines can be misleading

Labour for reworking billThe Labour Party supports controversial changes to election advertising and spending rules, but has also conceded that one part of the legislation goes too far and needs to be reworked.
Labour's Mike Smith appeared before a select…
[NZ Politics]

Headlines can be very misleading. The Herald covers the Labour Party's contribution to the select committee but leaves out Paul Harris and Business NZ.

Further Mike Smith's only real contribution other than fawning adoration for the bill is for slight changes to the definition of "advertisement".

Let there be no mistake, Labour is against Free Speech. I say again, If someone wants to spend $2 million saying that National sucks, I say let them. The Electoral Finance Bill stifles suffocates debate and kills freedom of speech. 

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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.