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19 October 2013

Hi Cam,

I started reading your blog about a year ago following a marathon session of watching all three series of the ‘Thick of It’.  I wondered what went on here in NZ and how it influenced the media and the information of the day.  I have always harboured an apolitical view and held the bumper sticker ‘Don’t Vote, it only encourages them’ as my philosophy to politics.  My parents were long time Labour supporters, am of Pacific descent and I grew up in a State house in West Auckland. But now at 50, I live in a far less brown-faced community (still in Auckland), have a decent job (and business), mortgage free but losing confidence really quickly, that my kids will be able to live in the same environment that I have enjoyed.

This week has been fascinating, watching the cut and thrust has been the best entertainment since Spartacus finished!  After a great start, the Left seemed to come back strong and, unless there is anything else to come out (pretty please), it appears that the 4/10 will survive, you could say. a failed campaign for the right. 

Why am I telling you this Cam?  Because I think I am part of the silent majority, or a great part of the group of hard working, tax paying, never accepted a hand-out, kiwi-lifestyle loving majority.  And I am concerned with what you are exposing and the negative, retrograde, weasel worded, scheming left of the Labour / Greens, the Herald, TV3 and John Campbell and the Auckland Council.

The Herald this morning is doing a number on Palino and everything Right.  You must have really pushed their buttons with the Rest Home piece.  Do they not think we can see what they’re up to?  They will have convinced the great unwashed that Len is a good guy who should stay our civic leader.  Up go our rates again, worse traffic, the folly of the trains, what are we paying for, the development of South Auckland?

Keep doing what you’re doing Cam, expose the Left for what they are so that we, the silent majority, can filter what they say.  I used to buy the Herald and watch TV3, but no more, thanks for exposing them for what they really are.  And if you’re fundraising for the National or the Whale Oil party, put my email address on your list, protecting NZ from the loonies is the least I can do for my kids.

Cheers,

Chris

 


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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.

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