Those of us who were closest to fighting Whaleoil always knew how malicious the blog was, everyone else is now seeing it as well..
Big Read: The blogger and the businessman – how the police failed, and new inquiries into a vicious home invasion
Bankrupt blogger Cameron Slater faces being drawn into a fresh police inquiry into complaints over the investigation of a brutal 2014 home invasion attack on his defamation foe Matthew Blomfield.
The outcome of the new inquiry is with police lawyers and comes after police admitted a string of failures in handling a number of criminal complaints made by Blomfield.
Slater has always denied any illegality or any connection between himself or his blog and the home invasion attack on Blomfield. He did not respond to requests for comment on this story.
Detective Inspector John Sutton of Waitemata Police said police had carried out fresh investigations into 15 complaints made by Blomfield from April 2012 to February 2018.
…there are a couple of things here.
Firstly let’s not forget the allegations in Dirty Politics that Slater had a hand in moving a prisoner further away from his family and who ended up committing suicide.
Secondly the unbelievable manner in which Slater smeared public health officials using big sugar money or his attempt to undermine the head of the SFO.
Thirdly how the police have bent over backwards to look after Slater’s interests above all others.
Fourthly the Prime Minister of NZ, John Key, was in constant contact with someone like this.
And finally, let’s remember this, every major news outlet had Slater on speed dial and he won the Cannon Media award! So much venom is spat at Slater for what we now know about him – but how quick we are to forget how the vast majority of the NZ mainstream empowered him.
This final part, the role the mainstream media played in enabling his vicious spite and his unbelievable power is always ignored now the media have turned on him.
How did something this malicious manage to dictate so much of the news media agenda?
I also believe that if there is any media outlet in this country who need to take a hard long look at their Islamaphobia, it is Whaleoil. The manner in which that blog has whipped up anti-Muslim hate is so ugly I feel that they step repeatedly between free speech and hate speech.
Slater is now house bound after suffering two strokes and is bankrupt. He has been discredited and is widely considered too radioactive to even be seen with.
While his demise is righteous, we are still left with hard questions about how he was allowed to run amok in the first place.