Dirty Politics derangement syndrome – Doug Sellman

Professor J. Douglas Sellman

Professor J. Douglas Sellman

Yesterday it was Wendyl Nissen getting a serve for thinking it was all a bit unfair for copping criticism on WOBH for her ranting’s in the Herald.

Another self-important luvvie is well known prohibitionist Professor Doug Sellman. And like Wendyl, it’s a mighty hard task to discredit him when no one discredits Doug better than himself.

Let’s look at his latest dribble.  

Doug Sellman has gone and criticised Christchurch’s Christ College saying;

Christ’s College is perpetuating New Zealand’s heavy drinking culture by giving senior students a bottle-opener keyring at the school ball.

Doug must have been really wild with rage at Christ’s College, and kept going saying;

the school was facilitating “the normalisation and glamourisation of heavy drinking” by presenting a collectable bottle opener.

For the bottle opener to also be a keyring, which directly promotes a permissive attitude towards drink driving, raises the stakes of inappropriateness to top-shelf,

So while we’re at it, let’s look back at some of his other pearls of wisdom highlighted on WOBH.

Sellman blames thefts of hand sanitiser at hospitals on “excessive alcohol marketing”

Sellman calls supermarket owners ‘the biggest drug dealers in IIam’ and ‘New World supermarkets…are probably the single biggest drug dealers in New Zealand’.

Sellman slams Elmgrove School for selling beers to a few dads, and links it to the sale of ecstasy.

Even lifestyle and travel blogger David Farrar highlight’s Sellman’s alarmist comments including ‘the ethanol in alcohol is a group one carcinogen like asbestos’ and ‘…a substance more intoxicating than heroin, more carcinogenic than ecstasy and more aggressigenic than LSD’.


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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.

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