Does David Fisher understand contrition? Sincerity? Perhaps Irony?


Readers may recall a few days ago when New Zealand Herald’s poster boy David Fisher tweeted an “apology”.   You know, the way you tweet breaking up, or that you lost your car keys.  Tweets are really moments for those important parts in your life, aren’t they?

No matter.  I never believed the sincerity of it, especially as he was sat on by his pay masters to stop being such an idiot, lest they have to invoke the “You may not do anything that brings your employer into disrepute” clause in his employment contract.  

So in light of his forced tweet, the absence of an email, a phone call, or a quick visit to say sorry, nobody is fooled that the apology was genuine.

We all know the caliber of the man, shrugged, and moved on.

However, he’s not stopped tweeting (now that would really have been wise), and the irony of this clanger was just too hard to let slide unnoticed.


It really does, once more, require Lily singing “f*** you”.

You really can’t make this shit up.  I don’t have to!

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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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