Stuff marred by poor fact checking

Remote island marred by incest and rape needs teacher – New Zealand’s source for World News on

Pitcairn Island may be looking for a teacher and it may have been marred by incest and rape but I know for sure that none of the islands inhabitants are descended from the mutineers of the HMAS Bounty.

Hopefully, someone on the island will hire a teacher who knows what the good people at AAP don’t seem to know.

a) The Royal Australian Navy has never, ever had a ship named Bounty
b) Australia was still a colony in 1789 when the Mutiny of the Bounty happened and thus didn’t have a navy.
c) There wasn’t even a HMS Bounty either, the original Bounty was first a collier named Berthia, then it was HMAV (Her Majesty’s Armed Vessel) Bounty.
d) HMS Bounty is in fact a Klingon Bird-of-Prey commandeered by James T. Kirk in 2285.

Picky I know, but such obvious errors must be corrected.

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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.