Matt McCarten: Rules for them and rules for us evident in the Rickards case

Matt McCarten: Rules for them and rules for us evident in the Rickards caseIn recent weeks it has become obvious that there are different employment rules for our senior public servants than for the rest of us. This week Clint Rickards finally accepted what everyone in New Zealand has known for years – his… [NZ Politics]

Matt McCarten is one of New Zealands smartest political operators. His colukn this morning is right on the money. There exists a parallel universe in NZ. It is solely the preserve of our politicised senior executives in our public service. 

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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.