Is Trev over helping Vlad?

It looks like Labour has seconded Trevor Mallard to advise Vladimir Putin with his forays into the online world. He is certainly having all the same luck as the Duck:

Within moments of Vladimir Putin launching his campaign website today, calls for him to resign and drop his bid for Russian Presidency were so large that officials had to limit public access andcontinued to live in denial blame hackers. If we were better at Russian (luckily many sitesare adept) or if the Putin campaign hadn’t limited public access, we’d be able to tell you more about the messages and less about the website’s majestic aesthetic. Radio Free Europe has more on the messages which flooded the site. They ranged from “Please leave politics,” to “I’m tired of you. I’ve already tolerated you for 12 years and it’s still the same” before the Putin campaign culled the comments. “All this fuss with calls for resignation is a kind of computer game that children are playing at. It has nothing to do with constructive dialogue,” Putin’s spokesman said in a Reuters report. He also mentioned that most of the anti-Putin messages were a result of email spam (cue that Russian/.ru email spam joke). Of course Putin’s hacker attack excuse is just more proof of agovernment feigning denial or knowledge of massive anti-Putin sentiment in the country, which has been pretty hard for anyone to ignore.

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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.