Amusing mistake at The Sunday Star Times

I will never forget when it first happened. A photo of Cameron was put alongside an article about a serial masturbator in the New Zealand Herald. He had nothing at all to do with the story yet, inexplicably, they put his photo beside the story. I didn’t find it funny at the time because that year they had published a number of hit job articles about him and it was unlikely that it was an innocent mistake.

I admit I am used to lies being printed about Cam but when I saw the latest hit job in The NZ Herald I admit my jaw dropped. They could not be any more clear in their overt intention to destroy him if they actually hired a plane to pull a banner behind it over Auckland saying Cameron Slater should be shot.

It is school yard level viciousness. Do you have any control at all over your staff Mr Currie? Does this ongoing relentless attack fest have your tacit approval?

Here  is what was published with one minor change. It had Cam’s face but I thought that this was more appropriate given the circumstances.

How does it feel Shayne?

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Unbelievably this kind of “mistake” has happened again but at least this time the mistaken impression caused by it is a positive one.

MP Judith Collins

MP Judith Collins

How many other government ministers could be mistaken for a model do you think? It must be tough having both looks and brains but Judith Collins manages it some how.

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Here is the photo that was meant to go with the article. You get to see it when you click on the link beside model Judith Collins’ face.

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Government funding has dried up for a programme fitting locking breathalysers to repeat drink drivers’ cars, prompting warnings it could lead to an increase alcohol-related crashes.

A pilot run by Corrections Department has helped fund the alcohol interlock devices to 150 repeat drink drivers.

The pilot was such a success that Corrections asked for additional funding, but despite the pilot finishing on June 30, no decision has been made and it’s no longer a sentencing option.

Corrections Minister Judith Collins said the pilot programme was being reviewed.

“Once the evaluation is complete decisions can be made about any future funding.”

Former model and convicted drink-driver Sophia Nash said it would be a “tragedy” to lose the programme…

 

-Sunday Star Times


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