Slater unrepentant for feral comment | The Jackal

19 Sept 2014

Slater unrepentant for feral comment

We all know that Cameron Slater is a bit of an idiot at the best of times, but once in a while he really outdoes even his very low standards. That was the case when the National party attack blogger published his 'Feral dies in Greymouth, did world a favour' post.

You would think that such a nasty and defamatory article would be taken down, or in the very least amended and an apology to those the author has hurt made. However, because of his inability to perceive reality properly and the share arrogance of the guy, Slater seems unable to even say sorry properly.

Yesterday, the NZ Herald reported:

"You've got to put it in context. When the first story broke, the story was, that the guy who died was the driver of the car," he said.

"Now, what were the facts that we knew at that time - that he was the driver....that he had fled from police, that they were drunk and that they didn't have lights on. That's feral behaviour right?

"Those sorts of people exist in our small towns and even in our big cities, particularly in some areas down south and out west and it is feral behaviour.

"It doesn't matter who they were, none of the other detail was released until the next day," he said.

"In hindsight, yes it is offensive," he said of his post. "You hear the story with 20/20 hindsight, it does sound and look appalling.

"I wouldn't normally say that. If all of those details had been revealed at the first outset, I probably wouldn't have said that."

Slater also said he would have apologised to Ms Hall "if she hadn't rung up and given me endless abuse".

In effect Slater is blaming the mainstream media for apparently not reporting all the facts before he jumped to the wrong conclusions. The right wing propagandist is also blaming the parents for their justified anger about his disgusting article.

Seriously folks, this guy needs some major help in the form of a psychologist or two. And to think that such a sick and twisted person has the ear of the current Prime Minister, John Key. Let's hope that soon changes with a change in the government.