People who read my posts will know I have not been an uncritical supporter of the Labour Party. The party has struggled from one blunder to the next, and this tendency towards self-injury has driven much of the ongoing speculation about David Shearer’s leadership. Many of us have looked on in dismay as Labour tears itself apart, and more than a few of us have found ourselves questioning our choice of party. Read more »
The left wing are all outraged that Judith Collins has chosen a european woman for the new Race Relations Commissioner. Worse still one that does not meet their special requirements. As is usual they mount a personal attack and dredge up innocuous columns form little read newspapers.
Martyn Bradbury is setting up shop on his own blog.
This will go one of two ways: either I won’t be able stop going there for my daily laugh, or (much more likely), I’ll pop in when he’s made such a fool of himself that the news of it drifts into the attention span of the general media.
The top strategist who engineered the failed coup of David Cunliffe is stepping down.
Earlier today Martyn Bradbury announced his retirement as “editor” [snigger] of Tumeke blog, and moving on to greener pastures.
On March 1st I’m launching something new, consider it my media blow for a more egalitarian New Zealand. That announcement will be made next week on Tumeke.
Until then I’ll see out my month here, albeit a wee bit less frequently due to organising everything for March, but it is time for me to take the next step and that next step begins in 17 days. Read more »
Matthew Hooton – Neutral Evil Blogger – Corporate Whore would have been a more appropriate title.
Jordan Williams – Neutral Evil Blogger Runner Up – Jordan doesn’t even blog…and is barely evil.
Now for the Supreme Award…the Chaotic Evil Blogger Award…which is of course me…there are no runners up…although Barnsley Bill and Keeping Stock get mentions. Barnsley is somewhat evil but Keeping Stock is the quite possibly the world’s most boring blogger, challenged only by the obsequious Pete George. Neither of them could remotely be called evil.
His move from blog to Newspaper was a brilliant business decision by his pornographers turned newspaper owners. Slater will weaponize the Truth and bring a new level of ugly into the media that would make the Leveson Inquiry blush.
Of course Martyn Bradbury was quite happy to accept the pornographers dollars when he had a column at Truth…does that make him a hypocrite…why yes it does. The savings in him quitting have meant the team can now enjoy a couple of boxes of cheap beer on Friday nights. Thanks Martyn for your sacrifice.
His success at turning the Truth into a casually fascist pus pit that will infect the media landscape is all but guaranteed. Journalism students throughout NZ are warned that repeating the word ‘whaleoil’ three times in a mirror leads to him appearing behind you with a hook for a hand.
He is mistaken…there is never anything remotely casual about my blogging or my work. Weaponizing Truth…now that is just plain sexy.
Bryce Edwards has again failed to include any of my blogposts in his daily politics round-up.
His decision to ignore my powerful post John Key is evil and kills children was obviously deliberate. He’s part of the problem, not the solution, now that he works for the Herald.
Spent most of the afternoon blocking people on Twitter, defriending people of Facebook, banning people from my blog, and writing a blogpost attacking various other bloggers and commentators on the left. The only thing worse than a right wing stooge is a leftie who has a different shade of opinion to mine.
I once offered to combine blog forces with The Standard, but they turned me down. Well it’s their loss. They’re just a bunch of tired Labour party hacks too scared to speak truth to power. Their politics disgust me, and I suspect them of being class enemies, one and all.
Why won’t they let me do a guest post?
That loathsome Whaleoil needs to be stopped. That obnoxious fascist clown and his National Party shill David Farrar represent everything that’s wrong with the world.
And have you seen their blog traffic? It’s so unfair!
The Labour Party faithful have queued up to get into their party conference in Auckland this evening.
All members are welcome except one – the prodigal son, John Tamihere – who has not been allowed to return.
“It’s a bit like joining the Head Hunters,” he says, “as I’m trying to walk through, trying to get my membership, they are all there beating you – it’s a bit like a gang, a gang initiation”.
Yes, that’s right. Mr Tamihere compares the Labour Party to the Head Hunters, Auckland’s most feared gang. That’s because while he’s paid his membership fees and wants to be an MP again, his colourful past – including a Serious Fraud Office investigation – means that membership is yet to be approved by the party hierarchy.
He says he is being blocked by forces from within.
“No one wants you back if you are deemed to be a threat, so what you’ve got to do is water your threats down and kill them off – that’s politics,” he says.
Lynn Prentice from the hate speech blog, The Standard, is allowed in as media. Martyn Bradbury is also allowed in, other media too…but not the editor of Truth and now not John Tamihere.
Labour do allow other unsavoury characters in though…like Shane Te Pou:
3 News tried to talk to Labour Party member Shane Te Pou about Mr Tamihere, but found the door closed. Mr Te Pou was a key figure in the Bill Liu citizenship controversy – a series of events currently under investigation by the Auditor-General. But while Mr Te Pou is allowed into the conference, Mr Tamihere isn’t.
Mr Tamihere did actually back under-fire Labour leader David Shearer, but today Mr Shearer couldn’t bring himself to back Mr Tamihere.
“I’m not going to give a personal view,” he says.
Labour don’t believe in freedom of the press and now they are banning people from joining the party, precisely the types of people they should be encouraging. It is obvious now that the only media allowed are those sympathetic to the Labour cause. If those media respected media freedom they would boycott the conference.