Herald picks wrong sexual abuse victim to illustrate article [UPDATED]

NZ Herald this morning


The actual Louise Hemsley:  


You’d think that journalists, decent, trained and skilled, would know enough about high profile sex abuse cases in New Zealand to not make a mistake like this.

I’ve stopped highlighting NZ Herald clangers, but this one’s right up there.



Oh look, they fixed it

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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.