Politics has got nastier?

There are some who say that politics has gotten nastier over the years. In the US in particular there are claims that with all the attack ads politics is very nasty. The same is said about Australia.

Here in New Zealand we practice politics in a somewhat polite manner, with the exception of the false and often nasty attacks that Labour uses.

The key rule for attack ads is for them to be honest, brutally honest. Trevor mallard forgets this when he mounts his attacks on opponents, often totally fact free.

But has politics gotten nastier?

Perhaps not.

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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.