And now we know: Slamming journalists wins elections

Everyone knows journalists need slamming, and everyone now knows that slamming journalists is a vote winner:

A Republican politician has won a special election for a US House seat in the state of Montana, even after being charged with assaulting a reporter the day before polls opened, in a race seen as a referendum on US President Donald Trump.  

“Great win in Montana,” Trump told reporters in Italy, where he’s attending a Group of Seven summit, after tech millionaire Greg Gianforte won the statewide contest for Montana’s only House seat over Democrat Rob Quist, a political novice and musician.

Gianforte had 50.4 per cent of the vote to Quist’s 43.9 per cent, according to the Associated Press, with 98 per cent of precincts reporting. The seat had been held by Ryan Zinke, whom Trump appointed as interior secretary.

Gianforte’s victory was a setback for Democrats who hoped to capitalise on Trump’s low approval ratings, unpopular Republican healthcare legislation, and the misdemeanour assault charge.

A setback for the Media party too, who tried to hound him out of the race.

 

-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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