A fair go? This isn’t kindy Mr Shearer



David Shearer is crying a river of tears to the media. He apparently wants a fair go. What have the last 18 months been?

Labour MPs at the centre of rumours about a leadership move within are adamant that there are no moves under way to oust David Shearer.

Mr Shearer, the party leader, has asked to be given a “fair go” by media rather than sideswiped by rumour and innuendo.

Speculation was sparked after Radio Live’s Duncan Garner tweeted on Tuesday night that a source had told him a no-confidence letter was circulating after disappointing polling and concern about Mr Shearer’s handling of the proposed women-only selection process. 

Labour MPs denied any reports of a letter and reacted angrily, accusing media of trying to destabilise the party through coverage of the rumour, and demanding over Twitter that Garner apologise.

Yesterday on TV3’s Firstline, Mr Shearer said the rumour was “bizarre” and that he should be given a “fair go”. “A fair go to have facts reported rather than innuendo and rumour.”

What a sook, this isn;t play time at the local play group or kindergarten.

Begging for mercy from the media is like asking a North Queensland croc to gum you gently.

I thought we were told this guy was tough, that he could stare down Somali war-lords, solve world hunger and all sorts of other walk-on-water feats of daring.

Turns out he is a big girls blouse. If David Shearer can’t hack a wee bit of pressure int he media he should piss off back to the UN.

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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.