Horrid back in business, manufacturing news

Yesterday the NZ Herald ran this as their front page…yes complete with an internet meme image nicked off the net.



You might think this is a massive story. You might think this applies to flights to and from Samoa…especially from the image used. Well you’d be wrong.

You see the “decent journalists, trained and skilled” at the NZ Herald clearly didn’t check out the website of Samoa Air…where they handily have images of their fleet and the inside of their airplanes.

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Samoa Air operates Britten Norman (BN2A) series and Cessna (172) aircraft. These are no massive aircraft with aisles as depicted. They are small, effective aircraft for regional and local airlines.

This front page lead by the NZ Herald is a shameful beat up…with planes that size you can see why they need to weigh passengers…they would also have to make sure the weights were finely balances so as to not affect centre of gravity.

My how the standards have fallen at the newspaper of record…I wonder when they will add the red top to it?

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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.