Hey Andrea? Remember when you said this?

Andrea Vance is one of the main journalists sniffing through the Panama Papers.

It might be useful to remind Andrea Vance of something she claimed in 2013:

In other circumstances, I could probably find something to laugh about in revelations that the journalist who broke a story about illegal spying was snooped on by Parliament’s bureaucrats.

Let alone the irony that the reporter previously worked for the News of the World, the tabloid at the centre of a privacy violation scandal.

But I am that journalist and I’m mad as hell.

Anyone who has had their confidential details hacked and shared around has the right to be angry.  

Well Andrea, what do you say about the way you delved into my private and confidential details that were hacked and shared around by media like yourself?

What do you say now that you are sharing around other people’s legal and confidential information that was hacked and shared around by media?

Here is the thing Andrea, deary…you weren’t hacked and your information wasn’t shared with the world. That is actually what you are doing. Your information was given to a government inquiry into the GCSB and SIS…it was never broadcast by scumbag journalists like you.

I wonder if one day you might like to practice what you preach?

One day you might have just cause to be angry about being hacked, I hope that day never comes because I can tell you it isn’t a whole lot of fun. But when you learned your craft at the News of the World and sit on the knee of Nicky Hager to continue your craft then I’m afraid you are going to destroy whatever shabby credibility you had, if you ever had any in the first place.

 

– 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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