Thought he was anti-drugs?
The journalist who broke the story of the Len Brown and Bevan Chuang sex scandal has appeared in court on methamphetamine charges.
Stephen John Cook, 46, came before Manukau District Court this morning on charges of possessing the class A drug and a glass pipe used to smoke it.
Cook gained publicity last year when he teamed up with WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater to publish details of the mayor’s high-profile affair.
The alleged offending which brought him before the court today stemmed from an incident in Auckland on Saturday.
Court documents list Cook’s address in the North Waikato town of Te Kauwhata.
Cook also made headlines in 2008 when he was sacked by the Herald on Sunday while assistant editor at the paper.
Cook took his case to the Employment Relations Authority in a bid to get his job back but bosses said they had lost confidence and trust in him.
WATCH – Sir Howard Morrison Sings ‘How Great Thou Art’ On Good Morning In The Qantas Award Nominated Episode.
I had no idea this was up. Amazing day.
Seemingly no. But imagine if just ONCE when they do another stupid, tacky thing, just apologise. I stopped watching TVNZ news when John Kennedy Junior died and they used the song by Shona Laing as the backing track on the outro played over footage of the plane wreck being hoisted from the sea. I SHIT YOU NOT. It was not that it was tacky, rude, vulgar, gross, ill-advised and lacking in any human decency. It was when I called to complain, and I was laughed off. Granted, I was employed by them at the time and it was a friend working in the newsroom at the time of my complaint so they dismissed my concerns. I found the very idea that that song was appropriate to play showed a complete lack of smarts. And I could not watch their ‘news’ again.
So, the news that 7# played ‘Smack Your Bitch Up’ as the backing track for a story on domestic violence does not surprise me at all……
During a story on staging female abuse in public, Seven Sharp ran the Prodigy song ‘Smack my Bitch up’ as the soundtrack. Cue open shocked mouth look now.
If you watch the channel expect decisions like this to be made. Don’t watch.
What amuses me is the story is totally stolen. Again, it seems the 7pm slot on TVNZ has to steal ideas and stories from other broadcasters. Sad programme.
Prominent New Zealanders, including the country’s highest-paid artist, Ralph Hotere, and some university academics are calling for Holmes’ resignation over his off-the-cuff remarks.
In 2003 Paul Holmes, who is one of the intellectual and ethical minnows who swim in the shallows of NZ public life, described the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (from Ghana) as a ‘Cheeky Darkie’. Hotere responded by creating a series of artworks including ‘White Drip to Mister Paul Holmes’.
Tweeted 20 minutes ago……
Ruth Wynn-Williams – From one Sir to another. Perhaps the microphone and the paintbrush will meet again #hotere
and then posted the picture – ”White Drip To Mr Paul Holmes’. as if they shall be having gin slings in ‘heaven’ and talking the old days and their many fun filled days together. MSM really need to stop trying to connect every event that happens in this country to Holmes. Has gone beyond a joke now, to be a total fucking embarrassment.