Otago Trougher playing dirty politics

Sometimes you really have to wonder about Twitter and how nasty it really gets, particularly by troughers who believe everything in Dirty Politics

But then we saw this exchange on Twitter this morning

You may recall that the Taxpayers Union slammed the sugar tax lobbyists in February after the Fizz2030 group falsely claimed official endorsement from the Health Research Council of NZ.

Part of the Fizz2030 group is Otago University academic Lisa Te Morenga. Like many others, she seems to think Twitter is a place to rant and abuse people rather than stating a position.


Williams obviously then had a look at Lisa Te Morenga’s twitter feed, tweeting:


Makes you wonder what he found.

Carrick Graham had obviously been watching this conversation and highlighted a pearl of a tweet by Lisa Te Morenga.


So here we have an Otago University academic tweeting “Yeah F*** the police” for all to see. Lisa Te Morenga then tried to explain the tweet away as “irony”. And we all know explaining is losing.

This then led to a torrent of tweets including this lovely one from the NZ Herald’s Ana Samways:


It does leave you wondering the likes of Otago University or the NZ Herald actually have a policy on twitter use.

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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.