Someone reads Whaleoil apart from Herald sub-editors

It looks like the editor of the Waikato Times reads Whaleoil:

Mr Shearer, however, is saying the sorts of things that may perplex some people. He seemed relaxed about working with Mana Party leader Hone Harawira, for example, declaring he would respect ideas wherever they came from. But Mr Harawira has a penchant for making contentious remarks about Pakeha. Phil Goff (when he was Labour’s leader) ruled out going into coalition with the Mana Party as long as Mr Harawira was in charge. 

On the other hand, Mr Shearer ruled out NZ First MP Richard Prosser as a minister in any administration he might head.

Mr Shearer’s tolerance threshold was tested also in an FM Breakfast interview. Asked if there was room for MPs with homophobic views in the Labour Party, he hastily replied: “Oh look yes, absolutely . . .” He struggled from there to explain he didn’t think there were homophobes on his team, although some disagreed with same-sex marriage.

I wonder where they got this material from?


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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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