Cameron Slater has had a big media day today with the Herald on Sunday pointing out his role in the cyber-bullying of some young woman called Pearl Going and the Sunday Star Times doing a feature on the odd fellow.
I don’t generally read Slater’s blog so I’d missed the business with Going but a quick look at his front page today pretty much brought me up to speed. It seems he has been cyber-stalking her, going as far as to contact overseas universities to find out details about her university education. Now she’s got the cops and the media involved.
Let’s get this clear then, a 40 year old unemployed freak has spent over a year stalking and bullying a 24 year old woman he’s never met for no reason at all. WTF?
Given he’s one of the National party’s two main bloggers this is not a good look.
And it seems National realises that as well. In the Sunday Star Times story John Key’s main handler, Kevin Taylor, desperately tries to distance the party from Slater claiming he has only met him once. That strikes me as rather odd as Key and Slater seem to know each other quite well and where Key goes, Taylor goes. Never mind.
One wee gem out of the SST story is the fact that it confirms that DPF is on National’s payroll and is in constant contact with English and Key. I assume this information was given to the journo by Slater.