Explaining is losing, Ctd

Blogger Pete George, one of the more gentlemanly members of the blogosphere has busted the Greens for hoodwinking people into donating to the party rather than the cause they are touting. The Greens are explaining…which as we al know is losing. Still they always seem to have a handy shield of sanctimony to cower behind:

The Greens have been accused of using child poverty to mislead people into donating to them.

But a spokesman for New Zealand’s third-largest party said they were simply adopting fundraising techniques used by the likes of United States President Barack Obama.

Former UnitedFuture candidate Pete George blogged about a letter emailed to Green Party supporters on Wednesday.

The email was on Green Party letterhead and was signed by co-leader Metiria Turei.

It talks about the party’s Take the Step to End Child Poverty campaign and then seeks donations to help “run a strong campaign”.

“Help us get more people advocating for children in poverty among the decision-makers, and to print and post the facts, figures and solutions – so our children’s plight is understood more widely than ever before,” it said.

Mr George said money raised here would “fund Green Party political campaigning” and there was no indication the money would go to poor people.

A spokesman for the Greens said there was nothing suspect in the request for donations.

All donations received would go towards the party’s campaign to end child poverty.

“Ending child poverty requires political action. Our campaign is about getting rid of the political causes of poverty,” he said.


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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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