Grant Robertson Pimping the News

The desperation of Labour is palpable.

They are now resorting to pimping the news via Twitter during Question Time from their plush seats in the House. Surely these tweets, not just for calling the Prime Minister a liar, which is against Parliaments rules, but also because they are being sent during question time are against Standing Orders.

We of course covered this off over the weekend, but that doesn’t stop Grant Robertson setting about pimping this as news when it nothing short of a lie itself.






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  • Sheesh; being described as a “muppet” has really upset the would-be Labour Party leader. Perhaps we should be referring to Shearer and Robertson as Burt and Ernie :)

    • steve and monique

      Beavis and butthead

      • Bob Murphy

        Dick and Head

      • AnonWgtn

        Beaver surely !

    • jabba

      mork and mindy

    • Tom

      Larry and Moe. Cunliffe could be Curly hahaha

    • OT Richter

      Dumb and Dumber. Should issue them with ”l’m with stupid” t-shirts.

    • Apolonia

      They look like Laural and Hardy, “…and that’s another fine mess you’ve got us into……”

    • BAM

      Poo man and wees

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      They are Batman and Robin – determined to save NZ from Joker…..

  • Teletubby

    Looks to me like us taxpayers should be asking half a days salary back since he obviously wasn’t doing what we pay him to do

  • Muffin

    Always thought Jessica M would be a good root! thats about all I have to say on the above post.

    • Muffin

      If only I had some state secrets to leak………………

      • They don’t have to be real…

        • Muffin

          True, maybe I could call her on her palimentary phone and suggest that she and I meet up to discuss ‘proof’ that GR is actually really a muppet

          • sweetd

            and just like a muppet, they both have another mans hand up their arse

          • BobaJob

            Not every Muppet is male.

      • CheesyEarWax

        Just ring up Parliamentary Services and ask for her phone records. Then whinge to her how easy it was to get it. Iam sure that will score her.

    • BobaJob

      Did you get one of those penile implants Man vs Spider showed us!?

    • lou

      Sure your name isn’t Muppet, Muffin top?

      • Muffin

        Ouch! Burn! Been thinking of that cutting remark all day have you.

        • lou

          Lol funny.

          But not as “funny” as your out of line and sexist JM remark.

          But I guess you won’t get that either Muppit?

          • Muffin

            Not sure why my remark would be considered sexist. You’re a precious flower if you think that comment is out of line.

          • Lou

            As I said – you don’t get it.

            Replace JM with a female close to you and lets talk again.

            Now go away and go thump your chest

          • Muffin

            I agree I think my wife would be a great root too. There siad it. not at all sexist to say that JM looks like a good root. what would be sexist would be to say that all female reporters need to use their privates to garner information from male polititions…. thats sexist. You have spark Lou, but just becasue a guy suggests a girl looks like a good root doesnt make him a chest thumping bastard.

  • PlanetOrphan

    Managing the media Grant Robertson style ….
    Off the top of my head I’d say, Grant needs to check the chronology before insighting a media fenzy … Grant Leakerson perhaps ???

  • steve and monique

    Jumped up little fuck should be trying to sort out his parties direction,and coming up with decent policy. Wonder why labour are dong badly. Its wankers like him.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Their point is going strong at 33% in the polls with their buddies cruising at 14% so no need to worry.

      • PlanetOrphan

        More important things to invent / lie about …..

        I was saying to a M8 two weeks ago “They need to manage the Media properly” , this is not what I meant.

      • steve and monique

        Give or take 3%. So nothing may have changed from a week or two ago.

  • rangitoto

    Has he been dobbed in to the speaker?

  • Quintin Hogg

    The Prime Ministers description of this fellow as a muppet is on the mark.
    Guido in the UK once described one of his competitors or was perhaps described by one of them (I can’t remember which) as a “fat poof”.
    The description also suits Mr Robertson to a tee.

    • AnonWgtn

      I am sure he told Helen Clark when he met her at the weekend that they are all being nasty to him.

    • Brian of Mt Wellington

      Robertson should just piss off back into the closet and do us all a favour.

  • tarkwin

    Does reading this make me a spy?

  • island time

    I have a 3 1/2 yr old daughter who behaves like this – you know – those repetitive questions trying to get their own way. This twat really needs to grow up.

    • tarkwin

      Anything Russel can do I can do better.

      • OT Richter

        Can not

        • Bunswalla

          Can too!

          • Whanga_Cynic

            Na na na na nah

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Before you talk, gimmie my flag back…

  • BobaJob

    He really does need to calm down. is spreading the word on Key and co.

  • Phar Lap

    Is being called a muppet a fancy name for such an obnoxious pest like Robertson,the original architect of the GCSB hand in glove with Helen Clark in 2003,and her partner in crime H2.Robertson,s fingerprints were discovered all over the 2003 legislation.

  • maninblack

    fuck he is desperate!!

    • BobaJob

      Yeah name calling is always a bit sad.

  • Some might think that those tweets amount to pressuring “free” journalists and manipulating them? What a scary thought, politicians telling media what to report. Reminds me of certain other countries.

    • BobaJob

      Only if anyone cared what they said. And no one here does!

  • It is revealing to see which journos he thinks he can influence, and which he didn’t even bother to ask.

    • FredFrog

      Also interesting would be to see which of them bothered replying.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Pathetic – begging the reporters for a story…remember this Muppet is going to be your Deputy PM for nine years that is if Hippie is not able to get his way through….

  • kaykaybee

    I hope he keeps up his whining – Kiwis hate snivelling small-mindedness. He’s and Shearer are increasingly irrelevant and this incessant OCD, nothing-better-to-do tweeting reminds us why Labour can barely break the 30..

  • Phar Lap

    Sounds like Robertson and Vance have a good thing going,as was suspected long before the Henry Inquiry.Robertson has now been outed by his comments.Certainly thieves scream the loudest when caught.

    • Macca

      True, but what about all the other journos he tweaked who are obviously in his pocket – none other than one new head political reporter Cocksucker Dan! I think the real story here is how he has outed all these repeaters who must surely have been responsible for some of the derogatory stories about Sheep – coming from an ‘inside source!’ – now we have just had it confirmed who it is!

  • OT Richter

    Horrible horrible little man. I cannot remember when he last made a positive contribution – to anything. His pathetic begging should make the news as it shows just how much Labour relies on the media to score a point.

  • Col

    Jam the bloody phones, this is disgusting, like fucking school kids bullying, now you can see where it starts.

  • Owl

    Whale Oil – out of curiosity, when a MP calls a person a name like “muppet” and especially from the PM and i watched on TV, there is generally a good reason. Trevor Mallard did a point of order but there was not too much protest.

    What i found interesting that was that the whole of parliament basically accepted the call ‘muppet” which means he did something wrong behind the scenes.

    Seriously all jokes aside – why would the MP call him a “muppet” ? and the whole of parliament sit back and not protest.

    Can you give any insight.

    • FredFrog

      Ummmmm. Because Robertson *IS* a muppet, maybe?

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    That idiot Martyn Bradbury has a live blogging session with green party mps during Q time. Surely this is the same as tweeting and against standing orders. Don’t think I use that idiots website, Ive just seen it running during Q time out of curiosity.

  • BobaJob

    John Banks was staring blankly at his cell phone in the house last week. Absolutely no spark behind those eyes. Just a dead blank look.

    • FredFrog

      Must have been a labourite, greenie, hatfield or winnie or speaking at the time. Even the dead, blank screen of a mobile phone would be more interesting.

      • BobaJob

        No – Coleman was on his feet talking about the two Afghan security guards martyred by the SAS.

    • kehua

      As in vacant dork.

  • Chiefsfan73

    please please please make me relevant

  • Hazards001

    That is absolutely appalling. This fat fag actually thinks he has a right to suggest to the media what they should be doing an expose on?

    Isn’t the true beginning of corruption when a politician believes they can influence the media and the police?

  • Timboh

    A great example of the media holding the politicians to account. Suck it and smile Patrick Gower and the rest of the parliamentary whores.

    • LabTested

      They only want to hold government politicians to account.

  • LesleyNZ

    He is mad! Talk about the media being free. Looks like Grant Robertson controls them!

  • LesleyNZ

    I think Grant Robertson is an undercover agent for the Bill and Ben Party.

  • Johnny T

    He definitely did have a real sook there over being called a muppet. JK must have really hurt Granty’s feelings.