The difference between Bernard Orsman and Rebecca Wright

Two days ago Rebecca Wright wrote this about the rumours of John Palino’s candidacy for the Auckland mayoralty:

Former National Party President and father of the blogger Whale Oil, John Slater, managed John Palino’s 2013 campaign. And, my sources say, he’s managing Palino again.

But that’s where Palino’s right wing backing begins and ends.

And yesterday Bernard Orsman wrote this:

John Slater, Mr Palino’s campaign manager in 2013 and former National Party president, today said he had heard whispers from a couple of people about the businessman’s latest plans “but that’s all I know”.

Mr Slater said he would consider helping Mr Palino this year but first he would have to be asked and consider whether he had a reasonable chance of winning the mayoralty.

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Whaleoil Awards – Best Political Journalist Nominations

This will be a hard one folks.

Which journalist performed the best this year. By performing I don’t mean in?the?trained seal Patrick Gower type of performing, I mean doing their job and asking the questions that needed to be asked in order to hold the powerful to account.

Place you nominations and reasoning and examples in the comments.

I’l do worst journalist tomorrow.