Cameron Slater is the real victim

Dirty_Politics_coverWhen I head that someone had accessed thousands of Cameron Slater’s email and electronic communications, I was shocked. Cam doesn’t deserve this. He’s a good guy doing good work. Why would someone be so nasty?

Yes, I know, it’s true that Slater may have occasionally posted stuff on his blog that upset a few people, but how can any of his activities justify this? So he lets people write material for him to post under his own name in return for money, but what’s wrong with that? The guy’s got to make a living.

So he pokes fun at dead children, engages in character assassination for cash, contacts prostitutes seeking information in order to blackmail or attack journalists, and colludes with ministers and prime-ministerial staffers to smear political opponents and innocent bystanders alike. None of this matters because Cameron Slater is a good bloke. He’s the sort of guy you can have a beer and a yarn with. Cameron’s a good story-teller. He’ll tell you about all the people he’s going to fuck over and all the lives he’s going to ruin, and how good it’s going to make him feel.

And let’s not forget that Cameron has won awards for his work. These aren’t just any old awards either. The Canon Best Blogger award he won recently was judged by none other than Deborah Hill Cone.

Look, Cameron Slater may have the emotional maturity of a twelve year old, but deep down he’s a good person. And don’t we all go through phases in our lives where we say or do things we end up regretting? It’s true that Cameron’s “pathological liar” phase has been going on for quite a few years now, but I’m sure he’ll come out of it soon and become a better person.

Kia kaha Cameron!