Why Colin Craig is pissing in the wind

A person with experience and qualifications writes:

Colin got slapped with punitive damages.  That is very rare in New Zealand.  Even rarer with a jury.

That says that not only did Colin defame Jordan Williams, but that he was exceptionally and unjustifiably over the top in his defamation.

Those will NOT be overturned by any appeal.

It also means that the Court of Appeal will throw out the qualified privilege argument, because the application of punitive damages shows the jury considered everything.

If Craig was successful on qualified privilege in this case then he would never have been hit with punitive damages.


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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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