In spite of the tiresome triumvirate of Russel Norman, David Fisher and Giovanni Tiso doing their best, in their own ways, to damage the Whaleoil Brand yesterday, this blog had already locked in the votes, and no amount of intimidation was going to persuade Netguide’s Sean Mitchell to take action.
Sean Mitchell has been one of the very few to stand strong against the immense pressure from the left of politics and the usual suspects in the media. Where John Key has wavered, Sean told them all to go away. ¬†The voting process is clear – it’s out of his hands, and if hundreds of thousands of people vote for Whaleoil to win a Netguide, why would he listen to half a dozen people with an agenda?
Yes, the Netguide awards are a brute force popularity contest. ¬†Those with the most audience votes win the award.
Not sure if that actually sinks in with Messrs Norman, Fisher, Tiso and others like Little, Smalley and other critics. ¬†A bit like the National Party, I guess, in the sense that they are also the most popular political party, by popular vote. ¬† It seems the opponents are unwilling to accept reality.
By telling everyone that I am evil, and that Whaleoil doesn’t deserve this recognition, you are also telling all our readers and supporters that their judgement is wrong. ¬†They are stupid, they are evil, they are nasty, they are to be despised.
And I can tell you this much – it doesn’t work that way.
You may, theoretically turn me into a monster in the eyes of others, if you do the job right – but this specific award was won because our¬†readers made it happen. ¬† Read more »