Soper dead wrong over Fiji

Barry Soper get’s it so wrong on Fiji it isn’t funny

Barry Soper launched an attack on Fiji yesterday, unfortunately he was dead wrong. So wrong that the Fiji government issued a press release to correct his egregious errors.

I have written an opinion piece at Truth about it:

This really is a poor effort from Barry Soper who is normally much better than that. One wonders though why he deviated from his usual topics to have a swipe at Fiji? 

In one respect he did get something right however and that was the fact that only 3 parties out of an original 17 have registered so far, with most disbanding. Soper of course failed to inform the readers and listeners of NewstalkZB that the reason behind that is the new regulations prohibit narrow focused parties or ones based solely on race. In fact many of those 17 parties have declined to such an extent that they had effectively ceased to exist anyway.

The new regulations require 5000 members and I have blogged at Whaleoil before about the new regulations. It is strange that the mainstream media have taken so long to beat up this story from what is essentially a non-issue.

Go read the rest at Truth.

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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.