Anyone who has sat in the same court room as Dompost’s Marty Sharpe and Hawke’s Bay Today’s Sam Hurley could be forgiven for wondering if they had dreamed it all when they get to read what these bastions of journalism write in their respective publications. Sharpe is so under the control of his cop mates that he will do anything to keep on side with them, even to the extent of forsaking a lead story.
At a recent trial kidnapping and blackmail trial in the Napier District Court that ran for a week, there was not a journalist to be seen. Normally a trial of this nature and magnitude would have the local journalists falling all over themselves trying to get a story in small town Napier, even if they have to embellish or change the facts to make it interesting.
What was so different about this trial? The police’s star witness was former Hawke’s Bay man Brent Willis AKA Brent Tomich AKA Alan Davidson, now in hiding in Hamilton. During the course of his evidence in this trial Willis admitted being a fraudster and a liar and pimp, yet police have never charged him with anything. Why you might well ask. Because Brent Willis is a long term police informant and his masters will do anything to protect that asset, even going so far as to bring false charges and then perjure themselves to get a conviction. Police have long been turning a blind eye to Willis’ activities including ripping off old people and defrauding WINZ.
Meantime you have got Detective Mike Signal the police officer in charge of the case sleeping with one of Willis’ hookers who now calls herself Shantell Parnz Khorus on Facebook but in real life is Shantell Pihama, and openly doing deals over televisions and other goodies in order to keep her on side. Yet where were our two erstwise journalists during all this? Doing the bidding of the cop mates and keeping well away.
Conversely these two bottom feeders Sharpe and Hurley will publish factually distorted and police biased articles at the bidding of police. Often these pieces of journalistic fiction are so far from the truth that the authors are the subject of public chastisement. In the cowardly fashion that each is so expert at they blame each other. Hurley’s catch phrase is “Don’t blame me, Marty told me to do it!”
Sharpe is the sort of bottom feeder who is so intent on keeping his police masters feeding him propaganda that his warped mind considers to be a good story, that he continually writes pro police drivel and expects the reading public to believe it is fact. This is the sort of person who will read other people’s bank information whilst standing at an ATM. So if you see Sharpe around town make sure he is not looking over your shoulder next time you go to the ATM.
Hurley is a wanna be journalist who, not long out of nappies, will do anything to get a story. He doesn’t care about the accuracy or the consequences of what he writes. His infantile mind seems to have convinced him that writing fiction and by so doing ruining people’s lives is the way to climb ths slippery pole.
One of Hurley’s favorite tricks is to try and support popularity for his articles by citing numbers of supporters from the Hawke’s Bay Today Facebook Page. When in reality these statistics are so utterly manipulated that they have no semblance to reality at all. Any comments posted on the Hawke’s Bay Today Facebook page that do not meet the editorial agenda are quickly deleted. In this article Hurley has manufactured a story by leading readers to believe that their Facebook page was overflowing with adverse comment, when in fact he had been deleting any posts that did not suit his purposes: “Shock At Mother’s Lenient Sentence“
Hurley replaced an equally untalented gutter journalist Anna Ferrick who left town in a hurry after she was caught with her pants down.
So when you read anything written by either of these pieces of human excrement, consider that it is unlikely to be even a semblance of the truth.