Whinger of the Day

A reader emails:


Hi Cam

As someone who lost power for several days I found this letter was published in the Dominion Post today the biggest whinger encountered for a while – the writer thinks Wellingtonians who lost power in the storm recently should just harden up despite the freezing weather (it’s not like it’s a warm Summer February or anything in Wellington right now).

Given the attitude, I hope Corran Vincent hasn’t taken any assistance from the relief organisations that the rest of New Zealand very generously contributed to. Or that Corran Vincent was so badly effected that they have had a taxpayer bailout (funded by the rest of the country) via the purchase of their property or of the biggest insurer in Christchurch who went bust.

But the real sign of what a big chip on Corran Vincent’s shoulder – the idea that the damage in Christchurch was evenly spread but the Government picked favourites.

Despite the much worse ground damage in eastern parts of Christchurch due to the ground geology being the cause for more loss of services Corran Vincent thinks it’s all a conspiracy of National to take care of its constituents ahead of Labour’s.

Thankfully, Corran Vincent is not representative of most Cantabrians I’ve met – they generally think they owe the rest of NZ a big favour when our turn for a big disaster rolls round and appreciate all the assistance given. And they appreciate the Governments actions enough to vote in two additional National constituent MPs.

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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.