Thatcher v Horomia: the lefty reaction

While I don’t excuse Matthew Hooton’s brain explosion tweet:

I could not believe the gall of this reply from the ‘C’ grade, NZ on Air remunerated ‘comedian’ Jeremy Elwood:

Is this the same unfunny comedian who on November 27 last year tweeted:

And this tweet when Margaret Thatcher did finally die:

Are these people so thick to believe what they write vanishes.  Hooton had a brain explosion yes, but wishing someone’s mother dead is contemptible and sick.

 


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  • Jimmie

    Jeremy who??

    • Gazzaw

      Born in Canada, raised in the UK and wetbacked his way into NZ. Reputedly he is a comedian. I didn’t know C grade comedians qualified under the immigration quota.

      • Anonymous4001

        I don’t find him funny.

        Maybe Elwood is a faux-Comedian Canadian, rather than a
        faux-Canadian Comedian.

      • C-grade? You’re being very generous…

      • Mediaan

        Don’t agree with the descriptor “comedian”. Comedians make people laugh, right? Don’t recall ever laughing.

      • tarkwin

        They let that silly bitch American woman in the Greens in as well, so there must be some kind of unfortunate quota we don’t know about.

    • This guy. The only thing going for him is that he isn’t a comedian who had his name suppressed.

      • unsol

        That is exactly what I was going to say – he is creepy, unfunny & a hypocrite but thankfully his awfulness stops there

      • That guy though is his best mate…you are who you hang out with

  • maninblack

    Typical of the left.. do as I say, not as i do.

  • JeffDaRef

    Aahhh, lefties, sanctimonious cnuts the lot of ’em!!!

    • Meg

      A tad stupid to tar all with the same brush.

      I know many decent right wingers who I would never lump in with the vile morons that haunt this site.

      And to be clear I am not saying all on here are vile morons. Just some.

      • JeffDaRef

        I rest my case – with some of the all-inclusive posts you’ve put up before you merely validate my comment.
        You’re not in the same class of ignorance as Elwood, but still score highly on the sanctimony-o-meter!!!

        • Meg

          LOL rewriting history I see.

          I never include ALL of a particular group. Not matter how insane a group is there are always a few who have brains and the right wing is no exception.

          • JeffDaRef

            No of course not dear lefty – you “never” do the same as what you perceive others to be doing wrong!!!
            And anyway, even if you were, since you’re doing “the right thing” its a-ok.
            See – you’re perfectly qualified to be a policy designer for Labour/Greens!!!
            (or maybe you already are……???)

        • Meg

          LOL rewriting history I see.

          I never include ALL of a particular group. Not matter how insane a group is there are always a few who have brains and the right wing is no exception.

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  • Anonymous4001

    That nasty Elwood has now tweeted that Thatcher was his “personal Hitler”.

    https://twitter.com/JeremyElwood/status/328839360894083072

    Nothing short of contemptible to compare one of history’s most murderous monsters with a woman who shaped Britain into a competitive and open economy.

    • Magoo

      Especially when Hitler was a socialist, not a free market libertarian like Thatcher. These lefties don’t know what they’re talking about – dumb, ignorant, a bad attitude, and full of hypocrisy.

      • Changeiscoming

        I would have used the term free market conservative rather than libertarian but the rest is spot on.

        • Magoo

          Yes, I did juggle that one but thought libertarian suited her legacy better.

  • Michael

    It comes as no suprise that Jeremy Elwood is an expert on fucktardness.

  • Red

    Yeh, everyone hated Thatcher – apart from the overwhelming majority who voted for her that is.

  • cows4me

    Why was Hooton so quick to jump the gun? Would it have not been better to ask first, I take it Mr Fox has no interest in standing. Perhaps Jeremy can do a comedy routine on tweeting but probably doesn’t do mocking himself to well.

  • DavidW

    Prize prick!

  • Graeme Edgeler

    I’m also lead to believe that that’s not *that* Derek Fox’s twitter account.

  • Bear in mind, that we’re talking about the same pinko who believed that Phil-in Goff won the leaders debates on both TVNZ and TV3, at the last general election. Refer to: http://tinyurl.com/4yvr8pv and http://tinyurl.com/czopgfy

  • unsol

    Jeremy Elwood is an unfunny creepy man.

    I think the words of George Orwell apply here: “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.”

    Everyone is a hypocrite at one time or other – sanctimony is not something any of us have the right to express really as look at this blog & the tone of the comments.

    But the difference I think is that most of us seem to recognise when we are being hypocritical.

    Silly fools like Elwood seem to remain oblivious. And that is where the real crime lies.

    Hooton’s tweet was spot on. He just should have waited until today.

    • Travis Poulson

      And he has/had a kiddie fiddler mate who makes people laugh.

      • unsol

        A lot of people have friends that turn out to be dodgy. It is unfair to judge him on that. I judge him based on my perception of him re his comments on twitter, his so-called jokes & what he is like as a person. And I have concluded creepy & unfunny. Interestingly I like Dai Henwood though – despite his rather crass start to comedy via that terrible C4 show he did years ago. Can’t stand Jon Bridges, but like Wrigley & Hurley.

        But I would never put any of them in the same boat as the infamous child molester. I never liked his version of comedy.

        • Travis Poulson

          It’s not unfair if he’s still mates with him. Birds of a feather and all that.

          Edit: having said that, I’m not getting into a discussion about who’s funny and who’s not :)

          • unsol

            Yes I agree. If they are still friends – and I wasn’t aware they were as Elwood isn’t or wasn’t in what was the ‘core’ group – then it is completely fair to lump them in the same boat.

            Just to clarify – when I said I liked I meant liked as a person not necessarily their comedy per se. Personally – I don’t find any of them funny. I’m more of a FOTC (duo – not Darby), Danny Bhoy, Ben Elton & Russel Brand fan :-)

  • tarkwin

    Isn’t he the unfunny guy on Seven Days?

    • He’s just ONE of the unfunny guys.

      • tarkwin

        I was going to say something to that effect, but where do you start?

  • Dave

    Agree completely Cam. Hooton is normally more sensitive about personal matters. I suggest Elwood needs a reality check to ensure his adopted country accepts or indeed wants his terrible comments, an apology is in order from both of them, but in lieu if an apology Mr Elwood, confirmation of your one way trip to Canada would be appreciated. See if you find that funny Jeremy Elwood.

  • Patrick

    Scratch the surface & the truth is revealed – you don’t have to scratch too deep with the socialists, their hatred of anything not commie is there for all to see

    • Dan

      I disagree that it is unique to the left. The post I quote from Kiwiblog on
      this very same subject says it all really. Much like with Kiwiblog, the
      threads on Whaleoil following the death of Hugo Chavez have plenty of spite from posters who are now decrying Elwood’s hypocrisy.
      I can’t be bothered getting stalky enough to go through them and run a name check myself – that’s a bit too Cam Slater for me, but I bet a few Whalers being sanctimonious in today’s Elwood-related theads or on Whaleoil’s threads following the death of Maggie Thatcher would be caught out by their comments on the death of Hugo Chavez.

      ps Elwood is still a douche.

      http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2013/04/total_hypocrisy.html#comments

      Rightandleft (379) Says:

      April 30th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      There is some hypocrisy here in the number of people horrified that Elwood celebrated the death of Thatcher, a right-wing icon, when they celebrated the death of Hugo Chavez, the left-wing icon, just last month. I just went back and re-read the thread on his death and there were plenty of comments just as nasty as Elwood’s one about Thatcher.

      • Patrick

        Never said it was unique to the left. Cannot recall any right wing celebrations when Chavez cashed in his chips as we witnessed from the lefties when Thatcher died. Sure there would have been some online disparaging comments but displays of hate, dancing in the streets – don’t think so.

        • Dan

          Well, it seems pretty implicit in your post, otherwise you wouldn’t have singled out socialists instead of simply noting that it’s a general trait of the political specturm, but hey, I won’t press it.

          As for celebrating the death of Chavez in the street, it looks like his opponents did indeed celebrate on the streets within hours: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/06/hugo-chavez-miami-venezuelans-celebrate

          Just like British opponents of Thatcherism, Venezuelan opponents of Chavismo partied. Strong feelings on both sides, it should have been no surprise.

          As for comments online, that was a main element of my point – I’ll bet you plenty of people who were ‘outraged’ and leftists celebrating Thatcher’s death online would fail their own test when their comments on Chavez’s death were scrutinised. We all burn.

    • Dan

      I disagree that it is unique to the left. The post I quote from Kiwiblog on
      this very same subject says it all really. Much like with Kiwiblog, the
      threads on Whaleoil following the death of Hugo Chavez have plenty of spite from posters who are now decrying Elwood’s hypocrisy.
      I can’t be bothered getting stalky enough to go through them and run a name check myself – that’s a bit too Cam Slater for me, but I bet a few Whalers being sanctimonious in today’s Elwood-related theads or on Whaleoil’s threads following the death of Maggie Thatcher would be caught out by their comments on the death of Hugo Chavez.

      ps Elwood is still a douche.

      http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2013/04/total_hypocrisy.html#comments

      Rightandleft (379) Says:

      April 30th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      There is some hypocrisy here in the number of people horrified that Elwood celebrated the death of Thatcher, a right-wing icon, when they celebrated the death of Hugo Chavez, the left-wing icon, just last month. I just went back and re-read the thread on his death and there were plenty of comments just as nasty as Elwood’s one about Thatcher.

  • Never in the dark…..

    Elwood’s, a comedian? I thought his claims to fame were hosting a show featuring YouTube clips and marrying that slapper who used to be a comedian.

    • Funnily enough, Michele A’Court is also a Thatcher hater.

      • Meg

        There is plenty to despise about Thatcher. The rich did very well out of here time, but the middle class, working class and poor were kicked repeatedly in the gut and stepped on.

        There was very very little good about her time as PM. But before you start in with bullshit about me dancing on her grave, and the usual crap about lefties and commies, I am commenting about her as a PM and what she did. Not taking joy in the fact that she died.

        • Gazzaw

          Tremendously unpopular Meg – that’s why she was PM for three consecutive terms. I wasn’t aware that the rich voters in the UK outnumbered the middle, working and lower classes combined. It’s called democracy.

          • Meg

            It’s called having a disorganised opposition.

            She was not as popular as the UK right like to pretend.

            Oh and Helen won 3 elections, care to say nice things about her?

          • disqus_wMsITO4Q42

            No, but lots of liebour dickheads do

          • Hazards001

            Helen won because MMP is a crock of shit. She had the lowest margin. Care to say anything about that..oh and we got lumbered with MMP by the same type of leftie hippie dope smoking hophead hand wringing do nothing lazy mongrel fuckwits that saddled us with Helen for 9 years!

        • Dave

          So Meg, TeachersCock, Kosh, Paul and your other alias’s, please carefully explain how. After the Labour/socialists drove England and industry broke and England was heading down the same path Greece is currently in. Thatcher and her government turned the economy around!! But where Meg, TeachersCock, Kosh, Paul would England be without the reform or changes Thatcher and her government implemented, where would be all those complaining be now, probably still cold hungry and sitting in derelict housing estates with no prospects whatsoever apart from dwindling benefits as England has to implement austerity measures.

          • Meg

            When you can get my name right I will consider answering you.

          • Travis Poulson

            How is he supposed to get your name right when you use so damn many of them? If you want him to get your name “right”, would you prefer he used your real name?

          • Dave

            Well Meg, which name of the many? Its like this, I am using my real name, yes my NAME. So don’t hide, come on right out, just like you did years ago. Still waiting for your proper and considered reply to my post above, come on now Kosh, class is out, so you can do it!!

          • Gazzaw

            BOT won’t be pleased.

          • He called you “Paul.” That’s your name, isn’t it?

  • Mediaan

    The genuinely funny people in New Zealand have mostly gone unrecognised by the radio, TV and funding authorities. They often leave the country.

    Nepotism, the promotion of the complaisant corrupted, the friends and the relatives, decides who gets the breaks. We don’t get to see funny people, or hear funny people. We get to see mediocre people who wanted the job and had a payoff due or a relative who was very helpful at one time to power.

    John Clarke, an original talent, a funny man, a keen intellect, a superb actor, a satirist of intellectual calibre. He was mostly ignored by tv-radio in NZ, despite brief shots of superb and adored entertaining. He now lights up Australia’s intellectual life. One of the best entertainment talents in Aussie. Heaps of his work on youtube, if you don’t know it. (Try the navy ship that the front fell off…)

    Billy T James, genuinely funny. They first largely ignored him then put him in a dumb boring TV sitcom stacked with boring people. He died young.

    • You claim that NZers ignore the funniest people, then you name the two most famous NZ comedians (the two biggest NZ comedy prizes are named after these people) as those who were ignored.

      • Mediaan

        If there are prizes now named after them, that’s happened since they were ignored or died or left. It took decades of complaints to get the recognition. Nothing happened when they were here.

    • tarkwin

      I used to like “The Neighbourhood Network” Ian Watkin played the lead roll. Can’t seem to find it anywhere on the net, a real shame it was hilarious.

      • Mediaan

        Don’t know it but thanks for the tip and will watch for it.

        • tarkwin

          I’ve tried pretty hard and got nowhere, if you have any luck let me know.

  • In Vino Veritas

    I don’t do twitter, but looked at this exchange. Poor old Jeremy, it doesnt matter how he cuts it, his response to Hooton can be interpreted only as hypocrisy.
    His assertion that the working class was destroyed by Thatcher is not backed up by any factual info, though he demands this from everyone else. In fact, the miners destroyed themselves, not the working class. What did they think would happen? No country will allow itself to be held to ransom as the miners tried to do. And with the backing of Russian to boot. I suspect Elwood’s knowledge of historical fact is limited.

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  • redeye

    Good Old Maggie, even in death she continues to highlight the unthinking, the uncaring, and the vindictiveness of the left.

    What they all fail to realise that she won three elections. She was there as a result of democracy. Would they prefer a dictatorship, cause there’s still a couple left in the world and I’m sure they could do with an influx of left leaning immigrants.

    • Meg

      Uncaring??? That would be Maggie herself.

      • redeye

        She was acting on the will of the majority of the people. She quite obviously cared about those people. Although I admit she had little compassion for the bludgers that were bring the country down.

        • Meg

          She had no compassion for the hard working working/middle class.

          • Gazzaw

            So who voted her in three times Meg? The socialists keep telling us that 90% of Britain’s wealth is controlled by 10% of the population. It must surely be that hard working middle class and small business sector that got her over the finishing line. You’ve been watching too many Scargill-sponsored docos.

          • Meg

            It is very easy to win an election when you have a useless opposition and convince the poor they have no power.

            How do you think Key has stayed so high in the polls?

      • sheppy

        So how old were you and what part of England did you live in when she was in power?

        • Travis Poulson

          he is completely unqualified on all counts.

          • sheppy

            That’s what is so irritating about these Maggie was this and Maggie was that posts. It’s total BS If whoever is posting wasn’t living in the UK and old enough to vote when she was in power how do they know how things actually were?

          • Travis Poulson

            Like the teenage boys/girls on the streets celebrating her death when they were only in nappies when Tony Blair was in power…..

          • sheppy

            Yep, total BS…. I love the way they fail to realise how Blair and Brown turned a very healthy public purse into a total basket case. The resulting Austerity will no doubt get them elected again to wreak even more havoc before they get kicked out after one term due to the inefficient money tree.

  • seems to me

    Seems to me that there is alot of excitement about Elwoods tweet.

    Ok so I only did 5th form english but Elwoods tweet,

    @MatthewHootonNZ You know someone just died, right? I want to think you don’t because the level of fucktardness if you do is inexcusable.

    Seems to be castigating Hooton for his insenstive tweet.
    ie Did he know of the death before promoting Fox. If he did then he(Hooton) is a fucktard(whatever that is).

    Or did I need 6th form English to take another meaning from Elwoods tweet?

    • Meg

      There are those on here who will attack anything someone not of their political leanings say. Hell those same people would, if Christ came back tomorrow and cured all the ill, call him a commie for dishing out free health care to all.

      Those are the people you are dealing with.

      • Gazzaw

        Wouldn’t happen at the Standard eh Meg?

        • Meg

          I have yet to see anyone at the Standard call Christ a commie.

          • Gazzaw

            Probably didn’t make it past the censors.

          • Meg

            *Shrugs* Who knows, don’t care to be honest. I do not go there enough, or post at all to really care how the Standard is run.

            Too many on here make the mistake that people are all left, or all right. People do not understand that you can be left on some issues and right on others. Nothing is black and white as some pretend and that is why they end up looking very stupid.

        • Meg

          I have yet to see anyone at the Standard call Christ a commie.

  • NZ Groover

    C’mon Jeremy, make an appearance……there’s gotta be a routine in this.

  • John Q Public

    Seven Days is a particularly funny show in my view, but I feel sorry for Jeremy Elwood, he’s married to Michelle a’Court. Nuff said.

  • Troy

    Jeremy Elwood is just another one of those fucked up individuals, full of self-importance, full of self-promotion and without a doubt full of shit. He strikes me as someone who really has some issues that need attending to.

  • Lofty

    He is just tribal is all.
    Not unlike a few here, it is all good.
    As with all tribalist types their tweets twirp louder than the twot wot twatted em.

  • The hypocrisy of the left in New Zealand is beyond belief sometimes.

  • LesleyNZ

    Oh don’t you just love twitter and social media – there for the record on a screen shot. I think we are all thinking about this by-election – human nature. We just shouldn’t tweet about it yet.

  • What a fucking hypocritical dipshit.

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