Fake news attack by Newshub and Lloyd Burr

Yesterday Lloyd Burr put up an article at Newshub that purported to outline who was in which camp in the leadership challenge of the National party.

Anyone who knows anything about National party politics could see that it was simply a case of activism on the part of Lloyd Burr and that his sources were his keyboard and probably Chris Bishop.  

It is a classic case of Amy Adams, currently lying third in a proper count of the camps, getting one of her proxies to give up a list to Lloyd Burr to make it appear that she had the numbers.

She doesn’t and the word is Bridges and Collins are neck and neck with only the old guard and her “puddle” supporting Adams.

We know it wasn’t Todd Muller leaking this time because Lloyd Burr put him in Mark Mitchell’s camp when everyone knows he is Amy Adams’ numbers guy, assisted by Nikki Kaye.

At least five people in Bridges’ camp, as listed by the fool Lloyd Burr, are locked in for Judith Collins, along with several of Adams’ supporters listed being in Bridges’ camp.

It is a classic case of putting out wrong information and then harvesting angry MP corrections in order to save time actually bothering to talk to MPs.

This is also against the caucus rules established by Bill English, that Simon Bridges and Judith Collins are adhering to and that Amy Adams is ignoring. Jami Lee Ross might like picking sides but many backbenchers are pretty wild about that and there is a reckoning coming on Tuesday regarding that.

It is pretty shabby journalism, and actually fake news. He has fed his keyboard chem-sex drugs and then interviewed it.

It almost makes one wish for the return of Patrick Gower. At least when he made stuff up it was close to reality.




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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.

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