Kathryn Powley, spinning like a top, still wrong

Yesterday I blogged about the appalling bad story about convicted killer Antonie Ronnie Dixon and how Kathryn Powley has bombed the story by misspelling his name.

One of my loyal army members emailed Ms Powley, who professes to being a ‘senior reporter’ and received this reply:

From: Kathryn Powley

Sent: Sunday, 27 January 2013 10:32 p.m.

Subject: RE: Antoine Dixon attack: 10 years on

Thanks for your email.  Before spelling it that way I spoke with Tony’s brother, sister and Simmone, all of whom told me his name is really spelt Antoine Roni Dixon – it has been misspelt by the media all these years.

Kathryn Powley  |  Senior Reporter
Herald on Sunday

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There is a slight problem for Ms Powley…the court documents, which presumably she has never read, but the rest of the journalists in the country have state very clearly that his full name is Antonie Ronnie Dixon.


Did the police get it wrong when they arrested him and announced it? Did the courts get it wrong when he was convicted? Did the High Court get it wrong when hee appealed? Is Wikipedia wrong?

Was his lawyer Barry Hart wrong too? Or was he just setting everyone up for a fall so he could get his client off because all the documents presented to the courts were spelled incorrectly.

Or is Kathryn Powley just so full of shit it calls into question everything she has ever written.

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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.