Idiot Herald gets it wrong

Somethings never change at The Herald. Today they claim that Simon Bridges website has been hacked.



Energy Minister Simon Bridges has had his website hacked by anti oil drilling activists, after his department awarded 10 new oil and gas exploration permits yesterday.

When users click on his website, a black cloud begins to swirl across the screen, before leaving it completely black. It represents an oil spill spreading across the sea.

Uhmmm…yeah, nah.

That isn’t Simon Bridges website. A quick whois shows the domain name is registered to Greenpeace.

Simon Bridges real site is (with no hyphen).

Patrice Dougan and her editor need to double face palm themselves.



And now the headline and story is changed.



Perhaps it should now read “NZ Herald victim of lazy, inaccurate journalism, but member of Press Council so ,,|,,”

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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.