A touching email from a reader

This morning I received this email.

Dear Cam

Before responding privately to your Christmas Message, I wanted to think seriously on the message itself and the import of your experience in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Nearly seventy-five years ago, I learned three undeniable Truths:-

1. There are no atheists in a fox-hole

2. No matter how deep you dig the hole, if it has your name on it, it will find you

3. Do not worry.  If it is going to happen, it will happen.  Worrying will not change that.

Sometimes, in the heat of battle, one figure emerges, standing tall above his fellows, who changes the course of the events of the moment.  He is a Hero.  In today’s often hostile political and social environment, you are that hero, standing taller than the rest and for that, I salute you.    

Almost, without exception, we are the product of our parents; their morality and their standards. Whatever we become, we are made stronger and better by the support of an outstanding woman who completes the process.   You are proof of that.

For nearly a decade, I have read your blog each day.  In the early times it was often an outlet for the angry outbursts of a man suffering a vicious and debilitating illness, sometimes amusing, sometimes totally exasperating, yet somehow mesmeric in its attraction.  As it has matured, it has become the essential source of factual daily news and information unavailable from any other source, a unique forum for the balanced, mature exchange of views among a large and growing community of thinking people and for that I thank you, your extraordinary and talented wife, and the dedicated Whale Oil team.

May 2015 see your detractors confounded, their canards and deceit exposed for all to know.  Equally important may you all have a happy, successful and prosperous year.

Go safely and go in Health.

So, contrary to the Twatterati and Facebook and the left-wing media, it appears that not everyone hates us here at WOBH.

Thanks for your email Norm, I thoroughly appreciate 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. 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.

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