Constable Greg Prescott is an attention whore

Via the Tipline

I’m just reading a story on the Herald website about a hero cop tacking a petrol soaked criminal. The article says it was Constable Gary Prescott. I’m not sure why they’ve taken a photo of a Constable Greg Prescott to accompany the story, but I’m sure the Herald staff know what they’re doing, even though it seems like they are asleep at the wheel.

Greg Prescott an attention whore? That’s a bit unfair.  But according to the New Zealand Herald, when your colleague, Gary Prescott does something heroic, Greg Prescott is the one to get all the credit via a photo caption.

Herald Bomb

Herald Bomb

The New Zealand Herald truly don’t care.

Oh, they care enough to be “The best this” and “Most popular that”, but they can’t be bothered doing the basics of journalism:  Getting people’s names right, and matching the right photo to the article.

With all this talk of professional journalists, trained and skilled, and all the talk about the NZ Herald congratulating itself with faux awards, will they ever wake up and get back to the basics of doing the job right?

via therabbitway.com

via therabbitway.com


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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.

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