The Politics of the Man Ban

Front page of Dompost 5 July 2013

Front page of Dompost 5 July 2013

The man ban has come as a distraction at the worst possible time for Labour and David Shearer.

It’s relevant because it reminds people of the PC b.s. they hate about Labour, it’s exposed divisions, and has reinforced the view that Shearer is not in charge of his own party.

Moira Coatesworth was on the radio this morning saying this proposal has been fully circulated within the party so it’s not a surprise to anybody. 

Shearer and his minders should have seen the man ban coming down the track and shut it down.  The fact they didn’t shows how dysfunctional they are.

The joke is that the mandarins of Labour can see nothing wrong with this.

My sources in Labour are aghast that people seem to be upset by such an honourable rule change. They should be embracing it not scoffing at it.

Once again Labour is shown to be out of touch with middle New Zealand.


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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.