Peter Dunne is thinking about what comes after a career in politics



Tell you what Peter, if you really want to know if people are concerned about the GCSB or Snapper, talk to a taxi driver.  In fact, as a taxi driver you would be better informed about the ‘pulse of the nation’ than you are now.

Of course, the Norway PM stunt was good PR, but as such didn’t have much depth to it:

Some passengers were paid to take part in a buzz-generating video that showed Norway’s prime minister undercover as a taxi driver probing voters’ concerns, his party has admitted.

Just one month out from Norway’s legislative elections, a video was released on Sunday showing Prime Minister Jens Stoltenbeg wearing a taxi driver’s uniform and sunglasses, sitting at the wheel as he drives passengers around Oslo.

The video quickly generated a lot of buzz on social networks and in the media.

In power since 2005, Stoltenberg explains at the beginning that he wants to get close to voters to hear their concerns.

But tabloid Verdens Gang revealed on Monday that five of the 14 passengers filmed with hidden cameras fitted in the cab were actually chosen during a casting call.

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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.