Misleading by omission

Don’t you just love our media…clamouring and demanding the PM stop talking to me, demanding that he stop texting me…all the while doing the very same thing they don’t want the PM to do.

Normally I wouldn’t mind but when they mislead by omitting salient details…well what is a man to do?

This morning Andrea Vance has an article where she “quotes” me.

Slater said the claims were “complete rubbish”. And Key fired back during Question Time, saying: “I have not had a proactive relationship with him.”

I did say those words…but they were in the middle of a whole lot of other words, which either she or the editors chose not to publish. And it was in writing so I could see if the reporting was accurate.

But in line with my personal policy that if you lie about me (even by omission) then I’ll reserve the right to tell the truth about you. 

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So quite a bit out of context…the correct way to quote that is to use the capital C like this “Complete rubbish…”.

Remember people when the media contact you they are recording information, and so should you so when they lie, even by omission you can point this out to them.

 

– Fairfax


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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.

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