The Nation asks if Talleys is a good corporate citizen but uses a man who threatens violence and rape as their front man

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The Nation on TV3 did a hit job on Talleys yesterday and replayed it again this morning.

They presented a worker called Phillip Reweti Bear, He is also standing for the Wanganui Council.

We have covered this ratbag before and his behaviour. Where he threatened Paula Bennett with rape and violence.

So yesterday morning we had The Nation asking AFFCO and Talleys are good corporate citizens?

Well what about the guy they were promoting, is he a good citizen? He’s still at the threats of violence, here is a recent outburst:


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So, The Nation uses a guy to attack Talleys and AFFCO who states on Facebook that he wants to go and shoot them. Nice one The Nation, I think we can safely say any credibility you had is now gone forever, and all for want of a bit of research.

I feel sorry for Patrick Gower (not so much) being served up this crap and having to front it.

Of course, assorted Labour and former Labour functionaries fronted the show as well on behalf of the union, including Darien Fenton.

What I want to know is where do The Nation and the union get off calling for Talleys to be a good corporate citizen when they have someone who threatens violence, shootings, and rape as their spokesperson?

I suppose The Nation thinks they shouldn’t have to do research, after all, Chris Hipkins and Megan Woods seem to think it is ok to associate with a man who threatens rape on Paula Bennett and threatens to shoot AFFCO staff.


A little bit of research could have saved themselves a whole lot of embarrassment. These questions remain unanswered:

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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.