Focus back on Brown team for threatening texts

The NZ Herald continues to spin on behalf of Len Brown to keep the compromised mayor in his job…this time spreading a rumour that a National MP tipped off the Brown camp to the pending scandal.

A National MP was allegedly the source of a tip to Len Brown’s campaign team that the mayor’s affair with Bevan Chuang was going to be made public.

A source inside the Brown camp told the Herald yesterday that the campaign team was alerted to the sex scandal about lunchtime on Monday, October 7 – five days before postal voting closed in the local body elections.

“We got told a National MP said to a councillor that there was going to be a major sex scandal in the media involving Len Brown,” the source said.

Last night, Rodney councillor Penny Webster, a former Act MP and loyal supporter of Mr Brown, would neither confirm nor deny passing on the tip to the Brown campaign.

This puts the focus now firmly on the Brown camp for the originator of the threatening texts…the same day they find out via a tip from a National MP the threats started flying.

The same day that Len Brown says he told his wife…coincidence…remember at this point I didn’t have a story…only the suggestion of some texts.

All the way through this the media have gladly taken hints and whispers from Brown’s ratepayer funded spin doctors and former spin doctors, allowing them to be distracted from the real issue…the complete lack of judgement of Len Brown.

That’s alright though…now people know about the allegiances of many in the media.

Meanwhile focus must return to the Brown camp for the sending of those threatening texts.

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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.