When is a threat not a threat?

NZ Herald

Bronwyn Pullar is a piece of work. She has issued a statement to the NZ Herald where she says the emails that I published aren’t a threat to the minister concerned:

With regard to the leaked emails, Ms Pullar said it could not be construed as a threat to go public, “as it was openly copied to five people in the media at the same time”.

Ms Pullar suffered a head injury in a 2002 bicycle accident that she said left her unable to work fulltime, and has been battling with ACC over its assessments of her ability to work.

Perhaps she was pissed when she wrote up that excuse, perhaps even as pissed as when she fell off her bike.

Anytime a correspondence with a government minister has media copied into the message openly that IS a threat. An implied threat at least, that if you don;t get any resolution to the issue that those very same media people will get more information…or perhaps they will start chasing the story.

he final point is that media are not the public…so she very definitely was threatening a minister some time before her fateful meeting on December 1.

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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.