Shielded by Sanctimony, Ctd

It seems Max Dillon Coyle likes to manufacture the news. He has just been busted making stuff with the Waikato Times. But he has form in manufacturing outrage and the news.

A spat between a Green Party candidate who filmed himself arguing with security staff over cyclists’ rights at The Base shopping centre has ended up on YouTube.

Max Coyle, who is standing for Hamilton West, said he felt “intimidated and not welcome” after security staff told him and a group of friends to stop riding their bicycles at The Base shopping centre.

But Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Mike Pohio said cyclists were welcome at The Base.

He said Mr Coyle and his friends were riding on the footpath and filming – both not permitted at The Base – and the minute-long clip was an incomplete sequence of events.

Hmmm…an incomplete sequence of events…sounds very familiar.

What will it take for the sanctimonious Greens to act?


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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.

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