Fran on The Standard

Fran O’Sullivan pours scorn on the anonymous cowards at The Standard:

Lynn Prentice and the authors of The Standard

I experienced a bit of this myself last week when the website, thestandard.org.nz, branded me an “enemy of the people” for supporting the sale.

To my mind the deal provides much greater upside for New Zealand than many of the other farms sales which have gone to foreign interests in recent years.

The Standard is reputed to have been started by a bunch of Labour Party activists. Most posters won’t sign their names to their comments because they are frightened they will be held responsible. They are frankly cowards.

I finally branded them the “Ku Klux Klan” of the internet world on Twitter. A bunch of lily-livered word jocks who hide behind their virtual cloaks of anonymity.

But I would have engaged them directly in the argument if they had signed their names.

The website’s policy is to retain anonymity because they are frightened their commenters will be persecuted by employers or landlords – whoever – if their identities are made known.

No doubt their Grand Wizard, Lynn Prentice will burst forth with some vitriolic rant that The Standard is some code and a machine and how silly of Fran to think otherwise.

 


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  • Bob

    ‘the standard’ is a laughable joke… waste of electricity and bandwidth, full of tossers, plonkers and general no hopers with a combined IQ lower than that of a lammington. I do visit there occasionally, always fun to watch them foam at the mouth and get hysterical, the more shrill it gets the funnier it is. The have been having technical trouble this week too, super ‘sysop’ Lynn can’t even keep a piss arse basic site online…

    ‘I wouldn’t trust any of them to sit the right way on a lavatory…’

    • AnonWgtn

      Easy to get them worked up. So really fun.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Fran, although I don’t know why anybody would bother contributing another tick on the site visit counter reading their daily garbage.

  • And right on cue, although it’s from Zetetic, not Lynn…

    http://thestandard.org.nz/more-columns-from-osullivan-please/

    • Lynn has promised a vitriolic laden post in short order…in the comments, I refuse to link to his site.

      • starboard

        Doesnt man with a girls name still live with his mummy in Avondale ? I bet he’s a homosexual. Yes , I’ll stake money on it.

  • Doug

    Darien Fenton scores an own goal! on Red Alert
    http://blog.labour.org.nz/2012/02/04/the-precariat/comment-page-1/

    Precariat describes the Standard blog writers down to a tee. Fran has them
    worked out on her article in the Herald.

     The Standard is reputed to have been
    started by a bunch of Labour Party activists. Most posters won’t sign their
    names to their comments because they are frightened they will be held
    responsible. They are frankly cowards.

    I finally branded them the “Ku Klux Klan” of the internet world on
    Twitter. A bunch of lily-livered word jocks who hide behind their virtual
    cloaks of anonymity.

     

  • Citizen elect

    Cheers to the queen eh Bob? Thanks for selling out Australia, must have taught you treason well @  Rhodes eh? Top of the class! Bottoms up old chap!

  • Minto59

    Is this a site for used cars salepersons.You sorta know the thing  low usage, exaggeration of benefits, only written on saturdays by old ladys

  • Hakimofphut

    Ill meet your ‘enemy of the people ‘ and raise it with “Klu Klux Klan’

  • captain Kidd

    I made a promise to myself that i will never ever visit their site again,they are the 1%ers of NZ political society.

  • jay cee

    so fran doesn’t like people who don’t use their real names eh? and posters here applaud her none of whom have used their real names either (me included)

  • Phar Lap

    Not hard to know who they are The Liebour Party ,who else.

  • dad4justice

    The last time I visited the sub standard sewer blog I felt nauseous
    from reading the utter gutter tripe and I was mighty thankful that they banned
    me for life. How I could have commented at such a shithole is beyond my comprehension?
    I have learnt by my mistake and will never visit the sewer blog again, as I
    would hate to catch the highly contagious liarbour disease. You just look have to
    witness how mentally unwell unstable the regular commentators’ are to
    understand how powerful the infectious the disease is.

  • Dean Gray

    The best part was IrishBills reply.

    “I’m just pleased Fran published the whole of our URL. It looks like we’re picking up some more traffic off the back of it.
    I agree that red was playing a bit rough but to be fair so is trying to brand anyone that disagrees with you as racist.”

    This coming from someone who called someone else an Uncle Tom and gets upset about it every time it’s bought up is both perfect and hilarious.

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