Prime Minister John Key has warned blogger Cameron Slater he cannot break name suppression laws just because he disagrees with them.
The warning came as Whanganui Mayor and former MP Michael Laws started a fighting fund yesterday on his talkback radio show for Slater’s legal defence.
Stuff.co.nz: Blogger warned
Indeed, the horse has bolted.
Perhaps this is the start of the shitstorm Whaleoil promised us last week.
- I bet Russell is puce-faced
- A victim writes
- Finally a judge we can believe in
- A suppression joke
- A mad woman’s poo
The last, in particular invokes the storm image.
The victim’s message is heart-felt, no doubt, but what does it add to rhe debate, The perceptions – that there is no “justce”, that “bastards” deserve “it”, are populist myths that feed the whole vengance riff and notion that the “system” has failed victims of crime, that I mentioned last week.
Here’s a few more links to push some thinking on this issue.