[EXCLUSIVE] Media manipulation by the NZ Herald in the Len Brown sex scandal

The NZ Herald went to press with this

NZ Herald 22 October 5am - original

NZ Herald 22 October 5:30 am – original

not quite an hour later, they changed it to this  

NZ Herald 22 October “5:30 am” – updated

Impertinent questions

1. Why change the headline?

2. Who ordered the change?

3. Who changed it?

4. Why is the original headline no longer acceptable?

5. Is the original headline factually incorrect?


Stay tuned for updates throughout the morning as I lift the lid on this murky, murky business that is Len Brown.  His spin monkeys should be fired because they are doing an awful job.

Even my good friend Dr Brian Edwards agrees with me.


More to come.

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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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