Len Brown sex scandal goes global, CNN reporting

The Len Brown scandal has now gone global with CNN reporting the scandal.

 Months after sexting revelations dashed Anthony Weiner’s hopes of election in New York, a mayor on the other side of the world is battling for political survival following a lurid sex scandal that has electrified the usually sleepy world of local politics.

The crisis engulfing Len Brown, the recently re-elected mayor of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, involves sex in the mayoral chambers, a former mistress who says she also shared a bed with an adviser to his rival, intrigue as to whether the mayor was victim of a political smear campaign, and a hunt for the sender of a mystery text message that triggered the revelations.  

The scandal, broken by a blogger and virtually unprecedented in New Zealand politics in its sleaziness, has raised fears it could herald a grubby new era in which the sex lives of politicians, traditionally seen as beyond the purview of the media, become fair game.

“In the past, it was the case that sexuality and what politicians did in their own private lives was deemed to be non-political, and not generally reported upon,” said Bryce Edwards, political scientist at the University of Otago. “That has definitely changed. I think this story will shift the goalposts more than any other to give the green light to political insiders to think you can air the dirty laundry of politicians.”

Yes the game has changed…when you get media rushing to take a position then you know the system is broken and so it must be destroyed.

What we are seeing now is part of that destruction….the media used to be in control of the message…and now they aren’t and they are afraid.

The NZ Herald seems to be invested in stories and see part of their role to attack people on Twitter who dare to stand against their narrative. The nasty and vindictive actions of John Drinnan and David Fisher on twitter, assisted by other left wing journalists in defending Len Brown has shown just how bias NZ media has become.

This scandal has shown clearly to many, many people that their media cannot be trusted.


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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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