“We have to kill them, before they kill us”


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I wrote “We have to kill them, before they kill us” some time ago, and it caused quite the uproar.   Talk of advertiser bans.  In fact, some of our advertisers were harassed via social media, and complaints to Google led to our advertising being suspended until we were able to explain that the statement had been quoted out of context.

It was therefore interesting to hear Paul Henry say exactly the same thing, word for word, on his show less than 24 hours ago.

Paul Henry - Outraged
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I’ve waited with some interest to see the usual people get “outraged”. I’ve waited for complaints to the HRC to dob Paul Henry in. I’ve waited for Paul Henry, Radio Live, TV3 and/or Mediaworks to face an organised boycott of advertisers.


Well, that just proves it. It wasn’t what was said, it was who said it.

We can move on once more.


– Paul Henry, Jon Bridges, Radiolive


ALTERNATIVE AUDIO LINK: http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/jon-bridges-paul-henry-radio-live-nov-16-2015.m4a

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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.