Explaining is Losing, Ctd

David Cunliffe needs to understand Rule Number One in Whaleoil’s Rules of Politics:

Asked about his likeability, Mr Cunliffe said he had “lots of friends around the caucus”.

“I think there might have been a little bit of spiking of the guns by someone, I’m not accusing my colleagues here, but people put tags around for their own reasons and I’m not going to responding in kind to that.

“I know that I’ve got lots of good relationships and I’ve built a really, really strong team in my own electorate, and I think that speaks for itself.”

If you have to talk about having friends the reality is you are probably Neville No-mates.


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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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