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imageStreamOver the weekend another union had a crack at WOBH.

This time it was the union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand (the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists), over posts exposing troughers like Otago University’s “F**k the Police” academic Lisa Te Morenga.

Lisa Te Morenga is well known to WOBH readers as the troughing academic who thinks Twitter is a platform to really let herself go and express herself.

Fair enough, and fair enough that Otago University allows its academics to mouth off and abuse people on twitter. Otago University is well known for protecting its troughing academics and allowing them to have ‘free-speech’.

But woe-be-tide anyone dare challenge them.  If you do, you get called a ‘hate merchant’.

Well, here at WOBH we’re prepared to take a bit of flack – valid or otherwise.

Yesterday Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) issued a media release. He seems to have taken great offence with the word ‘trougher’. 

He’s also now using our line that “sunlight is the best disinfection for those tactics”. We agree.

Academic troughers should get some ‘sunlight’ on them.

They’re using taxpayer money after all, and the Government and taxpayers should see how that money is used.

Maybe Ian Powell didn’t see the post about the 2013 Trougher of the Year – Prof Boyd Swinburn. He topped the cake with his trip to one of the most expensive places in Europe – Lake Como, Bellagio in Italy; as well as jetting off to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

I’m actually glad Ian Powell has come out in defence of Lisa Te Morenga.

He will forever be linked to and happy to support Te Morenga’s tweets.

And as Te Morenga can’t seem to help herself but become more abusive, this should be fun.


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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.

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