I get the joke, but was it funny?

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I woke up this morning thinking that the last month has been a bad dream.  First, briefly, we won the America’s Cup 9-1.  That was cool.

Also, Davis Shearer’s snapper stunt worked so well, it drove a wedge into National and they are now completely on the backfoot.

There was no 3 week Labour Leadership ‘democratic’ contest.

And yesterday, they didn’t announce Clare Curran as the spokesperson for Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

If Labour ever wanted to give the extended middle finger to Christchurch, and more recently Seddon and Wellington, and show how seriously it truly considers natural disasters on a national scale, they couldn’t have done much worse.

Based on her prior performance in her ITC role, we can expect her to tweet momentous statements after an earthquake going

Anyone know if a Tsunami is on the way?

Of course, quickly followed by

Put all my furniture up and checked my torches work

Imagine Clare Curran at the sharp end of a natural disaster…

…it would look something like this


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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.