Capitulation by the NZ Herald

Despite a front page cartoon echoing The Independent’s own cartoon, the NZ Herald has actually capitulated to Islamic terrorism today.

Even David Farrar managed to post Charlie Hebdo cartoons today.

But what does the NZ Herald do despite claiming solidarity with Charlie Hebdo?

They capitulate. Publishing cartoons but none of the ones deemed so offensive to easily outraged Islamic fanatics.

A reader notes:

I noticed today that the Herald had published cartoons from Charlie Hebdo.

I was surprised at their bravery as most MSM are afraid to publish these due to the fear of Islam. I then looked at them and noticed that their were no cartoons about Islam in their selection and many were against the anti-immigration movement.

Surely they should have shown a varied selection of their cartoons including anti-Islamic ones?

Self-censorship again?   

Does offence caused by those shown to other groups not matter?

I think media should publish them or don’t but don’t just put up ones that wont offend Islam or at least state that you have chosen not to.

This is pandering to terrorists more than not showing them at all.

Terrorism and terror win again!

We here at WOBH won’t capitulate despite the death threats now being received.

The Herald isn’t standing with Charlie Hebdo, they are standing a fair bit back and behind the cloak of cowardice hoping people will be tricked into thinking they actually do believe in freedom of speech.

This is how you show solidarity Shayne and Tim…your gutlessness doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

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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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