Pleading Poverty, Ctd

I blogged this morning about the broke Labour party and Trevor Mallard’s begging letter.

Someone who is responsible for ordering brochures and signs for a candidate emailed the tipline and pointed out Mallard’s wonky maths.

Mallard doesn’t know what the cost of campaigning is.

$20 doesn’t buy 1000 flyers. It buys 200. $50 doesn’t buy 10 hoardings. It buys one and a half.

Things are getting pretty desperate when you lie in your own members communications. If you can’t tell the truth to your own supporters how can the country be asked to trust you with your hands on the levers of power?


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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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