Personal message from Cam Slater to Keith Ng


Tower of virtue, honesty and no hidden agendas, Keith Ng / via Stuff

Keith was in court observing when Benjamin Rachinger and I appeared to argue the suppression with Mediaworks’ lawyer

So he thinks he knows stuff.

Some days ago, a website that will remain nameless because its content is in breach of New Zealand suppression orders published some photos of Mediaworks interviewer Lisa Owen and an apparently still to be correctly identified camera man.

As usual, the people that wish me harm immediately accused me of taking those photos and sending them to that website.  It was “conclusive proof”, apparently, that I’m leaking information to them.

I have clearly, repeatedly and publicly stated that I did not provide those photos to that website.  In fact, I have never provided any photos to that website.  If you see how they describe me and Spanish Bride, I honestly can not understand why anyone could hold an honest belief that I work with them at all.

You only have to follow their Twitter feed to see they are supporters of Snowden, Assange and Greenwald.   Kim Dotcom’s associates.  How can anyone believe I would associate with wet lefties like that?  

Yesterday, Mr Keith Ng, blogger (of course, what else) at Public Address and source of many creative writing pieces around data leaks, computer security and government came to Whaleoil to make this accusation.



So Keith, to repeat, I know you weren’t there at the time the photos were taken because I was there and I know you were not there.  But I can do better than that.

If I took the photos that day, how on earth was I holding the phone when this was recorded.

Cameron Slater leaves court as he is interviewed by Lisa Owen from Mediaworks from Freelance Footage on Vimeo.


Keith.  You lie.

Just like most other people who have it in for me, you just grab an idea, blurt it out all on the Internet, and then simply pretend that it is true.  Then you and others refer back to it as “evidence” you were right.

At least Tiso came here, calmly, questioned the veracity of a statement I made.  My moderator checked out the timeline and withdrew the statement.  I had reached a conclusion in error, I backed out.   That’s what honest, honourable people do Keith.

But you weren’t there.  Tell me the time.  Tell me where you were standing, or sitting, or observing from.  Because I was there.   (Clearly!)  And unless you were one of the rocks that Lisa sat on, or one of the bushes she hid behind, or you were lying in the gutter behind the grassy knoll with a periscope, I am 100% confident you left after the case was over.

If lies come that easily to you Keith, I can now safely question everything else you have ever produced.


The fact that LF have sources and they aren’t me really is hard to grasp, isn’t it?  If I were to use your logic, then you were at court, so you are clearly associated with Ben Rachinger.  How can you even deny you were part of all his machinations?  You were clearly THERE Keith.  I saw you.  In court, and I saw you piss on your boots in the men’s before you left.

I have no idea who was on the 2nd floor of the court building.

And let me help you:  If it wasn’t me (as it so clearly wasn’t), then LF do have a source that isn’t me.  Do I need to draw you a picture, or are you able to accept the truth even though it doesn’t suit you?  LF frequently have court material, photos and other data that I wasn’t anywhere near.  So they clearly have “sources”.  The fact I was at court because I had to be there is in and of itself no proof.

And now you’re going to go “but you’ve got video on your blog!”.  Yes, I do.  It’s called the Tipline Keith. And sources.  You can now safely conclude that LF and Whaleoil shared the source in this instance.  Maybe.  Likely, but there could even have been two people.

But that doesn’t change the fact that you lied that you were there, lied you saw me take the photos, and then tried to weasel your way out.


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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.