He shoots… He SCORES!! Oh no he didn’t.

Harry Truman

With the Supereme Court ruling on the Maori Council complaint about water rights at 3 pm today, I was keeping an eye on Twitter to see what would happen.

This may be a “media” belt-way issue, but it was hilarious.

We had idiots calling it too early  


and then having to correct the previous obviously unbiased and balanced view


We had a “decent journalist, trained and skilled“, going all cry baby because the decision was Tweeted out of the court before he was allowed to do so


Of course, other “decent journalists, trained and skilled” got the story wrong


All that of course just shows the either inherent bias, or wishful thinking on the part of media  who seem to be more about fabricating and being the news than reporting the news.

None made more of an arse of themselves than Duncan Garner who tragically relied on the wrong twitterings of fellow journalsists and launched into a happy dance on radio about how this was the best thing for New Zealand and that the government’s asset sales programme was now in tatters….wrong, wrong, wrong.

Here is what has really happened:

The Government’s partial sale of state owned power companies is able to proceed after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal lodged by the Maori Council.

The Maori Council sought to delay the sale of shares in Mighty River Power until issues over water rights were resolved.

In today’s ruling, heard before a packed courtroom, Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias said the court was unanimous on all issues.

The mainstream media spectacularly failed today…the Maori Council was given the arse card and the government can now proceed without any more distractions from mendicant maori with their hands out.

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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.