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Craig Ranapia is on fire, that is so going to be a video.
[quote]Craig Ranapia Says:
October 26th, 2007 at 8:48 am

How about a bit of restorative justice – our Parliamentarians could get together and do a public service announcement on behalf of the Campaign Against Political Violence.

“It’s not OK to say, ‘He was asking for it’.

“Or to scream abuse at someone across the Chamber, because you’re too stupid to get attention any other way.

“It’s not OK to control people through harassment and intimidation.

“Or think you can demand someone’s respect and attention just because you put the letters MP after your name.

“It’s not OK to tell lies about people who can’t respond in kind, while hiding under the protection of parliamentary privilege.

“It’s not OK to teach your kids that all of the above is the way to get what you want.

“It’s not OK to bring your personal bullshit to work.

“Or think you can work out your frustrations with your fists.

“It’s not OK to preach one standard of conduct and accountability to civil servants…

“…and Police officers…

“… and teachers…

“…and parents…

“…and sportsmen and women…

“…and health professionals…

“…and not walk the talk.

“It’s not OK to say it’s just part of being a politician.

“Or use your gender as an excuse for what you know is wrong.

“And it’s not OK for Helen Clark and John Key to say it’s not their problem when their attack dogs go feral. Or send out spin doctors to enable or blur the message that such conduct is absolutely, unconditionally unacceptable.

“But it is OK to just grow up and own your own shit.”[/quote]

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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.