An email from a reader about Len Brown

Sometimes my readers say things better than I can.

Dear Cam, thank you for highlighting the exploits of Len Brown.

While I and others know and expect you to air your right wing views, most people think the Herald is an impartial publication dedicated to the honest and accurate reporting of news and current events. Clearly the reporting and investigation of the Brown situation shows this to be otherwise.

Irrespective of how it is portrayed by various left wing publications, Brown used his position to chase a vulnerable woman who was intoxicated by positions of power.

The bottom line, as I see it is simply this;

Brown chased Bevan – not the other way round. Clearly this shows intent from Brown, Not exactly the honey trap the Herald are trying to portray it as.

Brown ONLY admitted the affair when he knew Bevan was going public – not out of any sense of moral responsibility or loyalty to his wife. Simply put, he was ONLY trying to protect his job and minimise his own scumbag actions. 

Brown used council time and resources to conduct his dirty campaign to have intimate relations with Bevan.

Brown used his position to get Bevan a job with a council run organisation – clearly a conflict of interest. To say that she didn’t get the job because of Brown’s reference is juvenile in the extreme and beg’s the question of what his name was on the reference list for in the first place then….?

This whole matter highlights a lack of moral character and most definitely, overall judgment.

All of this shows that it is most definitely NOT a “personal” matter, as he did it on council time, in council property, used his position to get rooms at flash hotels and most damming of all, Brown used his position as mayor to further his carnal interests in a vulnerable woman.

Brown is not the person I want to represent Auckland to the national or international community.

Cheers and keep up the great work.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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