Simple stuff too hard for “decent journalists, trained and skilled”

In the online Herald last night:

“Blues centre Rene Ranger is said to be on his way to French club Montpellier.

According to a report on Sky’s Reunion tonight, Ranger, who played three tests for the All Blacks in 2010, will leave the Blues at the end of the season.

It is curious timing from the 26-year-old, as he had a great chance to return to the All Blacks fold this year in the absence of Richard Kahui, who is leaving for Japan, and Conrad Smith, who is said to be taking a sabbatical at the end of the year. 

Ranger’s clash with Crusaders opposite Robbie Fruean at Eden Park on Saturday night was said to be a precursor of things to come but it seems he sees his future elsewhere.”

Most punters will catch the game at Eden Park on Friday night. Not sure who the Herald will see there on Saturday night…

Obviously small details are beneath “decent journalists, trained and skilled“.

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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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