Tax denying windbag wishes harm on unstable sailor

Gareth Morgan, the nation’s pre-eminent orca feeder and tax denying windbag, now wishes harm on a Norwegian sailor who we’ve already identified as mentally unstable.

Multi-millionaire Gareth Morgan has caused outrage in Norway by saying he hopes a self-proclaimed Viking explorer sinks in Antarctica and that he will not go to help him if he does.

Morgan has chartered a former Russian ice breaker, Spirit of Enderby, to explore the Ross Sea and is heading to the same area Norwegian Jarle Andhoey, 34, is illegally sailing a 16-metre steel yacht, Nilaya, after he was forced out of Auckland three weeks ago for not having a visa.

Andhoey is trying to reach McMurdo Sound, where last year his yacht Berserk disappeared with the loss of three men. They were lost in a storm while Andhoey and teenager Samuel Massie were on quad bikes trying to drive to the South Pole.

Morgan has told Norwegian media he would not try help Andhoey if he got in trouble.

Asked what response they would have if they saw Nilaya, Morgan replied: “Let it sink. It’s about collective responsibility. This cowboy has opted out.”

He described Andhoey as “a bottom feeder, a taker of the worst kind”.

Let’s be very clear here…letting a boat sink and refusing to go for help in the Southern Ocean means that he is actually wishing they would all die. Because that is the likely consequence of not rescuing people abandoning a sinking ship.

I can understand why Morgan is opposed to people seeking publicity when he’s trying to do the same (it takes the gloss of his latest attempt to ride his bike in some exotic location, or release fattened penguins into orca-lousy waters), but really, wishing that this Nowegian geezer sinks and dies?

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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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