Have Labour just pissed off Radio Live?

When you are struggling for cut through the last thing you want to do is cut off any conduit to the public. Except of course if you are Labour.

In an attempt to gain lots of vote winning coverage Labour have decided to complain. More genius from their campaign manager Trevor Mallard.

Stupid is as Stupid does.

Labour has lodged a complaint over Prime Minister John Key’s hosting of a Radio Live programme last week.

Labour Party general secretary Chris Flatt today lodged complaints with the Broadcasting Standards Authority and the Electoral Commission following Mr Key’s hour-long segment on the station last Friday.

“I believe that John Key hosting a programme on Radio Live so close to the election breached both the Broadcasting Act and the Electoral Act,” Mr Flatt said.

In relation to the Broadcasting Act, the complaint argues that Mr Key’s hour breached the prohibition on paid election programmes and breached the Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice.

In relation to the Electoral Act, the complaint argued it breached the prohibition on paid election programmes, and was an unauthorised election advertisement.

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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.