Cosy media relationships on the left are just fine, obviously



Armstrong and Trevett with Annie the de facto Labour Leader.

So texting the PM is bad, but drinking with a deputy leader OK.

Will Bradbury and Prentice publish this photo like they do with the Hosking/Key photo as proof of collusion between journos and pollies?  Don’t hold your breath.

Wasn’t it john Armstrong who was sanctimoniously reprimanding John Key for texting me?

Oh… yes… it… was.


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  • Not Clinically Insane

    “Do as I say…. not as I do”

    • OneTrack

      The left in a nutshell

  • Yeahright

    What a sorry looking bunch, Hi De Hi campers!

  • Eddie

    Double standards are what it’s all about.
    The worst is trying to conflate “the right” with “bad” and “Nazis”. What they forget (or didn’t know) is that the Nazi party was socialist to the core – left as left can be. How’s that for double standards?

    • Cadwallader

      I count double double standards. The Nazi’s were totalitarian socialists a bit like the Greens of today.

    • jagilby

      Now, now…

      Whilst I don’t disagree, we a treading a very close line with Mr Godwin’s Law here.
      Best not to stoop to their level.

  • STAG

    So pleased my tax dollars paid for their afternoon fun.

  • Quinton Hogg

    Which one is Armstrong? Is he the bloke on the right?

    • John1234

      Nope, that’s Gollum.

    • Platinum Fox

      Yes. According to a 2006 Listener article I found in 30 seconds on Google, he has Parkinson’s.

      • Wallace Westland

        And small man syndrome

        • Wahbonnah

          hes got clown feet, for a little man.

      • jude

        He looks very frail.
        I can’t understand how he can’t see the hypocrisy of his actions.
        A picture says more than a 1000 words

        • Platinum Fox

          I knew John at university and have only seen him once since in nearly 40 years so I don’t know for sure what disease he has. It’s definitely affected him physically as he is now quite hunched over but I don’t think it affects his cognitive thinking. I’ve always regarded John as a relatively neutral observer of NZ politics and I do wonder how much what he writes these days is dictated by editorial policy. The lefties who comment on The Horrid site definitely think that John’s alignment is to the right of centre, but they are measuring him against Fisher, Nippert, Trevett, de Boni, Rudman, Hickey et al.

  • onelaw4all

    Suggested caption:

    “The Fellow Travelling Wilburys”

  • Hard1

    Looks like they’re all sharing the same energy drink. That’s progress.

  • dgrogan

    The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds.

  • Curly1952

    Thick as two short planks those on the left!! They treat the general public as if we are idiots. They forget that very few New Zealanders voted for them but that is just a minor technicality in their book.

  • Timboh

    Could this be an opening salvo from the good ship WO in the battle for the Truth behind the Hager article?

  • Tom

    Park bench looks a little more stable than a swiss ball donchathink?

  • Fritz

    Is it me or does it look like it’s much more than just John Armstrong’s ideas that are way out of shape? Just saying.

    • Peter Malcouronne

      He’s got Parkinson’s you pillock.

      Just saying.

      • Guest

        Sorry Peter, I was unaware of that, I withdraw my comment and apologise.

  • Dairy_Flat

    A bench of shameless hypocritical socialist nobodies, all slurping from the taxpayer one way or another. Sickening.

  • cmm

    Surprised? Why?

    Marx and Engels, the fathers of communist socialism, didn’t work a day in their lives. They were brought up and supported by their capitalist family fortunes.They kept up the high life, throwing lavish parties for their friends.

    Socialism was just a pet academic theory they had. They did not really care about the workers as people, but more as lab rats for their great experiment.

    So when we see the same hypocrisies in their protégées, why expect anything different? The students have learned well.