Spot the difference

After catch up with the Clayton Cosgrove donations scandal that unfolded over the weekend, I checked the my archives to see what Labour Leader David Shearer had said about real or perceived conflicts of interest in the Nick Smith case.

Smith wrote a reference for an “old friend” and resigned.

Cosgrove wrote a LAW that would benefit an old friend and significant donor, then pushed strongly to get it through.  Cosgrove is on Shearer’s front bench and defending his actions.

Shearer’s been a strident critic of supposed conflicts of interest.  It’s time for him to demonstrate some consistent leadership for a change.

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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.