Vance gets apology, Fairfax boss happy journo sources and comms protected…hmmm

Andrea Vance has received an apology today from Parliamentary Services.

Big deal, so what…but what is interesting is this comment from Fairfax boss Sinead Boucher:

Fairfax group executive editor Sinead Boucher said she welcomed the apology as a the resolution of privacy complaint Vance made over the incident.

“I am happy that this complaint has been resolved to Andrea’s satisfaction, and in a way that recognises the importance of journalists protecting their communications and the confidentiality of their sources.”

Fairfax didn’t give two hoots about my privacy, nor my sources, nor my communications.  They aided and abetted a criminal hacker and their journalists still go on and on about it.

They splashed them all over the front pages of their newspapers, and Andrea Vance was one of the main hitters along with Matt Nippert (who has now shuffled off to share a desk with another dodgy journo at the NZ Herald)

They set a team of journalists onto me including Matt Nippert to troll through my communications and hunt down my associates, and attack my friends.

Matt Nippert even contacted people and made up lies to get them to spill, claiming he had evidence of exact payment details…but never printed them, because they never existed.

If they truly believe in “the importance of journalists protecting their communications and the confidentiality of their sources”, then why did they oppose my injunction, and then go after me for costs?

Surely if they believe in that, they should be apologising to me, and sending me my money back.

Or is it the case that Fairfax are just another bunch of sanctimonious hypocrites?

I won’t hold my breath waiting for an apology from Fairfax…I’ll just see them in the market, and then we will see how they like their customers being FREED.


– NZ Herald

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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.