You want sorry?

NZ Herald

For ungrateful Cecil Walker wants sorry:

One of the Ports of Auckland strikers wants a public apology after leaked private information about his wife’s death became a weapon in the industrial action early this year.

Crane driver Cecil Walker said his union delegate had received an email from the Privacy Commission which indicated the port was responsible for the leak.

The commission had sought feedback from port management – a step taken when it reaches an adverse finding.

Personal details about the 2008 death of Mr Walker’s wife, Michelle, were published on the Whaleoil website after he was featured in a radio interview during the strike, including the amount of leave he took during her illness and details of the port’s efforts on behalf of the Walkers and their three children.

Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater, who enjoyed access to the ports during the strike, said the information had been sent anonymously from “multiple” sources. He said he had no regrets over its publication.

Enjoyed access??? WTF? Fisher really should have printed what I said when he rang me for comment. I said I asked the Port for access…they agreed…they also had TV3 on the port the same day I was there…were they also “enjoying access”?

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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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