Playing into his hands

I’ve met Bob McCoskrie, he’s a nice bloke, but sometimes I wonder if he is blessed with any nous when it comes to highlighting things in the media.

The prospect of bare breasts on a Saturday is the last straw for Family First.

The lobby group is furious at plans for a Boobs on Bikes parade in Auckland, on the day the All Blacks play France in the Rugby World Cup.

Steve Crow is planning a “rugby special” Boobs on Bikes parade with girls body-painted in world cup team colours.

Family First says police and councils have been very liberal about weekday topless parades.

Spokesman Bob McCoskrie says having the parade on a weekend when many families with children will be in the city will cause widespread offence.

The Auckland Council confirmed that an application for a permit has been submitted, but has not yet been issued.

Auckland Councillor Cathy Casey has spoken against the idea, saying it will make New Zealand look tacky.

The procession is planned for to travel through Ponsonby Rd, Karangahape Rd and Queen St in central Auckland.

I’ve also met Steve Crow, and he will be laughing like hell that he has once again managed to get Bob McCoskrie and Cathy Casey to nut off against his Boobs on Bikes parade. He is guaranteed good publicity now.

Both Bob and Cathy have had so many last straws that you tend to just ignore them. Cathy Casey certainly should be ignored all the time. Family First and Bob McCoskrie though do so very good work but it is diminished by coming out with silly statements like this.

Do you want:

  • Ad-free access?
  • Access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • Access to daily sudoku?
  • Access to Incite Politics magazine articles?
  • Access to podcasts?
  • Access to political polls?

Our subscribers’ financial support is the reason why we have been able to offer our latest service; Audio blogs. 

Click Here  to support us and watch the number of services grow.

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.