Hey John Chapman, is this utu?

Two years ago I gave John Chapman a poke in the eye, something until now I had forgotten.

He had offered one of his precious prints for sale on TradeMe, reserve price (wait for it…) $250, proceeds to his beloved Labour Party. Carmel Sepuloni described John Chapman like this:

John Chapman is a staunch Labour supporter and is one of our good friends in Waitakere:)
Given his support for Labour and generous nature, he’s kindly put up one of his prints for sale on trademe – proceeds raised will go towards the Mana campaign.

The print sat there and sat there and did not receive a single bid, a result that got a deserved snort of amusement from this and other blogs.

And so John has sat and stewed and simmered.  And now the revenge dish is good and cold, he thinks he can put the arm on me for $250.

Sorry John, nobody wanted to give you $250 for one of your prints two years ago, and you’re not getting it now.

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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.