Charlie Shovel on Media

In Charles Chauvel’s whiny and bitchy valedictory speech he decided to comment on media matters. He seems to have a problem with a couple of bloggers but not the courage to name them…I continue to be the Voldemort of the New Zealand blogosphere.

I have trimmed the video so you don’t have to listen to all of his carping.

The gutless little coward didn’t have the courage to mention either me or David Farrar.

I also bet he doesn’t have the courage to repeat those comments outside of the house.

He is a sad pathetic waste of space. If your only major achievement from your time supping at the trough is that you managed to lower Peter Dunne’s majority then you really are the loser everyone thinks you are. Good riddance, you were a waste of space for the three days you attended Auckland Grammar and you were a waste of space for your entire time in parliament. The United Nations deserves you.

I’ll leave a proper review of his final bitch-fest to David Farrar.


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  • Pete George

    Notably when calling for a well resourced unbiased media and criticising “right wing blogs” he has chosen to ignore a notable left wing blog (The Standard of course) that uses anonymous authors fed from within his own party, and who has one named author who works in Shearer’s office.

    And how is Red Alert funded?

    Highly selective and hypocritical.

    • Chris

      Yeah, but redalert’s meant to have been an internal communication forum only. It was supposed to be part of the Labour party intranet but someone put it on the internet by mistake and nobody there knows how to fix it.

      • Pete George

        Funny and it virtually is jus an internal communication forum only because most people have been banned – including Labour Party members. But their About says “These are the voices of Labour MPs on issues that we care about – and we’d like to hear what you think too.”

        But as per Animal Farm that really means:
        “These are the voices of Labour MPs on issues that we care about – and we’d like to hear what you think too – as long as you bow in awe and lick our hooves, and never a contrary oink.”

    • AnonWgtn

      I though that Clare and Trevor had shoved off to do their own things and the RedJerk had collapsed consequently.

  • Cam wasn’t welcome at the National Party conference, constantly harps on about the National Party president Peter Goodfellow continued incompetence in his professional and personal life (with good cause, but you can only say so much), called for Hekia Parata’s sacking before anyone else, and contiues to do so, thus going against the Bill English cabal inside caucus, and you really think the National Party is paying for this service?

    Cam is right, Charles has all it takes for a position at the UN. Goodbye, and don’t be concerned anyone will still remember your contribution to our parliament 10 years from now.

    • Robust

      He’s made a contribution?

      • Agent BallSack

        Read his Wiki. All edited with no exaggeration by Chauvel himself! /Tui

      • blokeintakapuna

        His leaving is the best contribution to NZ most in Labour have ever delivered… Besides Comrade Auntie…

  • ConwayCaptain

    He is right that the media has been dumbed down and we do need a strong media but we aint going to get it from TVNZ/APN or Fairfax

    • Have you bought your Truth this morning?

    • Gazzaw

      I agree with his comments re a substandard mass media but find his statements about Wlaleoil & Kiwiblog somewhat incredulous. He will make for fine UN fodder. What’s with the three days at Auckland Boys Grammar? Too tough for him? Transferred to Selwyn, Western Springs, Green Bay or even some home schooling from mum?

  • Homunculus

    What appals me is the contempt chauvel and the rest of the left have for people’s intelligence. It seems only the left has the perspicacity – and virtue – to determine what we should be able to hear and read.

    I am increasingly persuaded that the left actually despises people; it is the “idea” of people that they like.
    I have worked in newspapers for nearly 40 years and still do. I find this blog hugely entertaining and read it often. I am also fully aware of the provenance of many of the opinions expressed here. Often I agree; often I don’t. But I certainly don’t appreciate a slimy little commissar like chauvel’s implied regulation of freedom of speech. He and the vermin at the UN deserve each other.

  • Ronnie Chow

    Boring man.

  • BJ

    So if we are to believe Charles – Cameron is ‘owned ‘ by National, using taxpayers money – he carried that joke off well with such a straight face.

    • Travis Poulson

      No, useless sacks like Barton Madbury that are taxpayer funded.

    • williamabong

      And Shovel was owned by the Clark/Rainbow faction, come on Champagne Charlie fess up, mummys waiting with a cup of Milo and a rectal massage.

  • DavidW

    I suspect that the legacy left by Charles will be thus: Insert your arm into a bucket of water – remove the arm and the size of the hole left behind will be a measure of Chucky’s impact.

  • Agent BallSack

    Hell hath no fury like a <strike<woman queerboy spurned

    • AnonWgtn

      But he will be welcomed by Chris Carter and Helen Klerk.

  • williamabong

    Dear Charles, Don’t let the door hit you on the arse on your way out, good fucking riddance you were as much use as a fanny full of cold snow.
    Perhaps they have a need for a pompous, arrogant, lazy, prick at the UN in which case they got the right man for job either way we win.

    • Marc Williams

      Great summary, especially the last sentence. Can anyone pass links to this blog to other UN critics – I feel it’s the least we can do, but we should at least warn them what to expect. Great that Mr Chauvel has these valedictory comments lasting forever on the interweb. Good luck with finding another trough to suck at in the future Charles. At least we don’t have to pretend to be polite like the other diplomatic staff.

  • Pete George

    In the interests of being open about blogs and their party connectins I have compiled a list of the most active political blogs here – Blogs and party connections

    If anyone has any publishable details to add comment on that post.

    • Chris

      “The gutless little coward didn’t have the courage to mention either me or David Farrar.”

      I think it was so bleedin’ obvious who he meant that he didn’t need to spell it out any more. He in fact did spell it out, pretty clearly.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Wonder how many of “The Standard” stories eminated directly from HIS office???

  • Patrick

    A strong democracy requires an unbiased media (or words to that effect) – yeah right, like we have that now don’t we? The likes of John Campbell & the NZ Herald are testament to that statement.

    What a tosspot, leave now & we won’t ask for a refund of all the money you have taken from the NZ tapayer for doing absolutely nothing.

    • Mr_Blobby

      I’ll still have the refund thanks.

  • Liberty

    Chauvel has a problem with Whale getting the odd tip from within National.
    That’s the last thing Chauvel should worry about.
    It’s all the juicy bloodletting coming out of labours central committee should be of

    more concern to him.
    For the thousands that read this blog it all makes a good read.

  • ConwayCaptain

    Another one pof the Gay and lesbian Troughers off to feed on the taxpayers TIT

  • JeffDaRef

    I’m a busy man, I dont have time to type all day – so below I have cut/paste yesterdays post – please substitute “Noramn” for “Shovel” and “smartarse hippies” for “sooky homos” and you’ll get the drift….
    Norman really is a snarky whiny little prick isnt he?

    Please JK, will you campaign on a platform of making it legal to punch smartarse hippies in the gob?
    You’d have my vote!

  • Mr_Blobby

    I thought your Maiden speech was about what you hoped to achieve during your term and the valedictory speech was about what you have achieved.

    • williamabong

      It was, Shovel achieved absolutely fucking nothing, so he had nothing speak about, So he just settled for a little poofter hissy fit.

  • williamabong
  • Troy

    Shovel has always been a smarmy smartass lawyer, I won’t miss his rants in the chamber and NZ won’t miss his obvious troughing of the public purse with his partner. No doubt Hughes in New York will welcome him with more than open arms.