Kerre Woodham schools Fenton

Kerre Woodham schools Darien Fenton on her ill advised attack on Sir Peter Leitch:

The one-time Bollywood actor took a swipe at the Mad Butcher on her page because she was annoyed that Sir Peter Leitch had invited John Key to watch the Warriors with him in the NRL Grand Final tonight.

When she was asked to explain, she said the Mad Butcher was a sycophant, sucking up to the Prime Minister, and said she was never going near him again.

The subsequent furore saw Fenton back down, apologise and shut down her Facebook profile.

You can’t savage the Mad Butcher, for heaven’s sake. He’s like everybody’s favourite old Labrador – friendly, enthusiastic and willing to wag his tail at anyone.

Fenton’s got a very short memory. Her former boss, Helen Clark, was a great mate of the Mad Butcher’s and a regular at Mount Smart.

Even the current Labour leader, Phil Goff, was quick to distance himself from his junior MP’s snarky sniping.


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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.

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