O’Sullivan on Shearer’s problem with the Greens

NZ Herald

Fran O’Sullivan outlines some of the many problems David Shearer faces, but none more so than the threat from the Greens:

[I]n Shearer’s case he faces competition for the political space.

His real enemy is not Key, or even Joyce, but Green co-leader Russel Norman.

Where Shearer and Joyce were boring and unconvincing, Norman was focused and succinct. While Labour vacillates and wastes its firepower on unfocused oppositional and short-sighted politics, the Greens are carving out a cogent message.

No one is in any danger of not knowing what they stand for. Shearer take note.

You are not in Somalia now Mr Shearer.

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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.