Cactus calls out Farrar and hooks into Hopeless Hekia

Fresh from having the remains of his man card shredded Cactus Kate spanks Farrar for his flip flop holiday brain fade posts about Key’s re-shuffle:

Not even the most one-eyed National Party supporter in the world with that eye glued closed, could call the demotion of Heatley and Wilkinson anything but a sacking.

Oh for heavens sake David. Call a spade a bloody spade.    Their departures are out and out sackings.  This is big girl and boy stuff, there is no rest or rotation policy.  Out.

Big thanks?  For what can we ask?  Doing a job they are paid to do and not being good enough to keep it?  Thanks for taking one for the team up the chook? 

If an employee is in senior management and permanently no longer invited to the senior management meetings , they have been sacked.  They feel like they have been sacked.  They are not out celebrating with those replacing them or their new gold watch.  They swear and curse and want to know why they have received a $118,000 drop in salary.

Only in the weirdest handwringing sort of euphemistic PR HR speak would anyone call it actual “rejuvenation”.

Dead right…and she is right about Hopeless Hekia too:

At first I thought Key was a big girls blouse for not sacking Parata but after listening to his presser have a different conclusion.

Parata has not been sacked by John Key for poor performance for three reasons:
a) she is Maori, and;
b) a woman, and most importantly;
This makes her more than three (hundred) times as hard to sack by a rich white man in a greasy suit without making him look like a bully.  Even if Parata herself is a notorious bully with a terrible record of staff management.
Had he sacked Parata, all those lefties calling now for him to sack her would have called him that.

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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.