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Why I won't be on Citizen A anymore

I have decided not to appear on Citizen A anymore.

The decision hasn’t been taken lightly and I consulted widely with people who’s opinions I respect.

Firstly I have to say that the people and staff of Triangle/Stratos are first rate. The producer Debz is great to work with and I have enjoyed my time working with her. She has taught me a great deal.

Over time however I have come to despise turning up for an hour of left wing cant being shoved down my throat all the while I have to sit and suck it up. I have learned the patience of Job as insult after insult was hurled my way, while deference was paid to the other guests in an almost fawning, obsequious manner.

I have enormous respect for Chris Trotter, for Selwyn Manning and for Phoebe Fletcher. I have enjoyed working with them and enjoyed the debates we managed despite the mad raving and shrill editorialising of Martyn Bradbury coming between us. There, I would like to think, is mutual respect, and that could well be indicated by the offline information sharing and discussions we have via email or over the occasional beer or coffee.

However I can not and will not tolerate complete disrespect and abuse any longer. I will no longer be the token righty copping a flogging each week like a punch drunk boxer hoping for that one last win in the ring. It is demeaning and unbecoming and rude, more to the point that I am about as far form a broken down old boxer as you can get, and I’m not losing.

Martyn has lined up as many left wing commentators as he could to try and “get” me. He even said this to me several times….as in “right this week I’ve got X up against you, he will tear you apart”. They almost always end up by issuing forth the immortal lines “You know what? I agree with Cam on this”. Martyn even tried to train Phoebe to not say she agreed with me.

One of the final things that brought this to a head was when Martyn instructed the producers to change the subtitles to hurl even more abuse at me. It was embarrassing and shameful and it was not my doing. Then two shows ago he tried to link me, my hobbies and my Christian beliefs with the mass murdering coward who killed so many, so shamefully in Norway. It was a scurrlious, low blow. My anger at that attack in the middle of the show was such that I found it  difficult to contain.

The final straw was Martyn’s blog post on Friday where he has simply followed the party line and insists that despite the law of the land the SIS should not have released to me that which was applied for under the OIA, not because they were secret, but because I am a right wing blogger.

Martyn Bradbury likes to think he a crusader holding the powerful to account, he should have embraced what I did to the SIS, in opening them up just a little but, instead he went for the political and personal attack that is so common amongst the left.

I have canvassed my decision with 10 people and the opinions of those I respect were 100%, with not even a slight equivocation, ditch the show.

And so I will. Last week was my last appearance on Citizen A. I will not be returning.

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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A online

Citizen A is online.

Enjoy this episode because it will be my last. I will post my reasons separately.

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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A online

Citizen A this week with political commentator Chris Trotter and that awful Bomber Bradbury

Issue one: Has John Key run out of horsemen of the Apocalypse to terrify NZers with over Labour’s ‘dagger through the heart of growth’ Capital Gains Tax

Issue two: ACT Party racist meltdown – Is it the Christmas Gift that just keeps giving

Issue three tonight: The Police threaten an investigation into TVNZ after they highlight the bashing of a looter with Aspergers, is it time to reign the Police in?

Citizen A now plays 8pm Stratos Freeview 21 & Sky 89 Fridays

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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A – 8 July

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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A – June 30

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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A – 7.30pm tonight Stratos Freeview 21 & Sky 89

Citizen A – 7.30pm tonight Stratos Freeview 21 & Sky 89

Citizen A

Is Whaleoil Citizen A?

Tune in to join Whaleoil and a couple of Pinko bloggers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the political media issues of the current week from a very Auckland perspective.

THIS WEEK: Bloggers Phoebe Fletcher and Cameron Slater

Issue one: Mana won the by-election well beyond the 1% parroted from the mainstream media, Cam now owes me $200, what are the ramifications and how dull is the anti-MMP campaign?

Issue two: Is Alasdair Thompson the Grand Cyclops of Chauvinist pigs? How alive and well is sexism in NZ and we’ll get thoughts on the slutwalk

Issue three tonight: Bomber jumps the shark on Cathy Odgers.

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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A – 16 June – online now

Citizen A this week with blogger Phoebe Fletcher and that awful Bomber Bradbury

Issue one: Another tragedy at Kings and the focus has conveniently gone on youth drinking. When will NZ grow up over its alcoholism?

Issue two: John Key greenlights Casino masquerading as a conference center in what amounts to a Hate Crime against Auckland Architectural Heritage

Issue three: Should Right Wing black ops thug, Cameron Slater be allowed to breach Labour Party supporters privacy and will this election see the rise in online dirty tricks from the Slater sewer? [Bomber writes this stuff]

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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A – 3 June 2011

Cit­i­zen A — 7.30pm tonight Stratos Free­view 21 & Sky 89

Tune in to join Wha­le­oil and his revolv­ing panel of blog­gers and Auck­land opin­ion shapers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the polit­i­cal media issues of the cur­rent week from a very Auck­land perspective.

THIS WEEK: Scoop.co.nz Edi­tor Sel­wyn Man­ning and that awful Bomber Bradbury…

Issue one: Now Cam has been outed as being part of a cabal plan­ning to spike MMP on-line, should he stand trial for trea­son and how will the right attack MMP?

Issue two: The Ide­o­log­i­cally stacked Wel­fare Razor Gang have given John Key all the ben­nie bash­ing he needs for the elec­tion with the most vul­ner­a­ble and weak­est mem­bers of soci­ety being told to do with less for Gov­ern­ment eco­nomic incom­pe­tence, Auck­land has the largest urban poverty, how will we be impacted?

Issue three tonight: Rod­ney Hide said it would cost $126 mil­lion — the IT blow out for the Auck­land Super City hits over half a bil­lion — who is to blame? Who is going to pay and where are all these sup­posed sav­ings from the amalgamation?

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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A – 7.30pm tonight

Citizen A

Is Whaleoil Citizen A?

Citizen A – 7.30pm tonight Stratos Freeview 21 & Sky 89

Tune in to join Whaleoil and his revolving panel of bloggers and Auckland opinion shapers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the political media issues of the current week from a very Auckland perspective.

THIS WEEK: Scoop.co.nz Editor Selwyn Manning and that awful Bomber Bradbury…

Issue one: Now Cam has been outed as being part of a cabal planning to spike MMP on-line, should he stand trial for treason and how will the right attack MMP?

Issue two: The Ideologically stacked Welfare Razor Gang have given John Key all the bennie bashing he needs for the election with the most vulnerable and weakest members of society being told to do with less for Government economic incompetence, Auckland has the largest urban poverty, how will we be impacted?

Issue three tonight: Rodney Hide said it would cost $126 million – the IT blow out for the Auckland Super City hits over half a billion – who is to blame? Who is going to pay and where are all these supposed savings from the amalgamation?

Join Citizen A Facebook group
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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Citizen A – Budget week episode

This week on Citizen A: Budget 2011 Special Debate. Bomber Bradbury, Selwyn Manning and Cameron Slater debate the state of the economy, the National-led Government’s Budget 2011, and whether Auckland deputy mayor Penny Hulse was correct to criticise Auckland’s supercity structure.

Citizen-A broadcasts on Sky channel 89 & Freeview channel 21 on Thursday and Sunday evenings. Also, check out Bomber on Facebook…

The show broadcasts weekly on Triangle/Stratos TV and on Scoop. Bomber also posts on the Tumeke! blog: tumeke.blogspot.com.

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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.