Is Jacinda just a wee bit too sensitive?

Last night Patrick Gower did what bloggers the world over do, he asked a question he already knew the answer to…and boy didn’t Jacinda bite hard like the teeth of a gin trap.


I’m all up for a bit biffo and it is absolutely brilliant that politicians and other media do it on Twitter in full view.

Pedro obviously touched a sore point with Jacinda.

The Greens are owning Labour and owning the opposition agenda. Take a look at how the Herald pitched it after today:

The Green Party has launched a campaign it hopes will convince Aucklanders to support the proposed City Rail Link.

The Greens, who have the backing of the Labour Party, want their Reconnect Auckland campaign to bring “tens of thousands” of people together to pressure the Government into helping build the rail link.

The campaign was launched today at the Green Party’s Auckland office, a potential site for the Karangahape Rd station once the link is built.

“The Greens were proud to have played an essential role in forcing the last Government to commit to electrification of the Auckland rail network, which was necessary to build the City Rail Link. Next step is the CRL,” party co-leader Dr Russell Norman said.

Normally it is the other way round. The major party has the backing of the minnow…in this instance it is Labour backing the Greens…I bet Clare Curran will be spitting into her Cornflakes reading that…she probably still thinks the Greens are stealing “their” voters.

It’s always good watching someone take a haircut.

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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.