I know, here’s an idea, how about a haiku on Red Alert?

Clare Curran thought she was being cute. She wrote a haiku to John Hartevelt, Labour’s fan-boy at Fairfax:

Though our aim divine/
The delivery human/
A labour of love

A haiku about Red Alert dedicated to John Hartevelt

Readers of Red Alert felt inspired, like Danyl McLauchlan:

As the dying eel
drifts to the sea floor
Labour drifts into social media

…and Chris Trotter:

The summer rains fall,
Hopes for better weather fade,
Shearer says nothing.

Yeah, not sure that the haiku was a good idea Clare.

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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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