Michelle Boag disciplines NBR

Michelle Boag

Michelle Boag

My article is a little out of date as I do not have a subscription to NBR so didn’t see this little gem until today.

However it is worth sharing for those of you, who like me, do not pay to go behind Media paywalls

The National Business Review apologises to communications consultant and former National Party president Michelle Boag for running a Cameron Slater blog comment in the story below that made insulting remarks about her. The comment was included in an extract from the Whale Oil blog, which we have now belatedly edited. The total extract had been included because of its comments about Finance Minister Bill English.

Mr English said, “There’s no law against the Prime Minister texting a member of the public.”

The Finance Minister said he had never texted or received texts from Mr Slater.

“I understand he doesn’t like me,” Mr English said.

Asked whether the PM should have texted the Whaleoil blogger, Mr English said, “Look, I don’t like the guy. Apparently, he doesn’t like me and a whole lot of other people, but there’s no law against people communicating. And the Prime Minister’s done something no Prime Minister has before – he released the text.”

On his blog, Mr Slater returned in kind, writing, “You are right Bill, I don’t like you.

There are many reasons and I could write a whole series of blog posts why.

“However I do think you have done an alright job on the economy even if you are a revengeful tosspot who took National to their lowest election result ever in conjunction with that [edited] Michelle Boag.

“You don’t like me, I get that, I don’t like you either.

“But one thing is certain, more people read my blog than voted for you as PM.”

Can any of you guess what the [edited ] description of Michelle Boag was?

A) that [slippery character] Michelle Boag

B) that [rotten, maggot ridden corpse] Michelle Boag

C) that [ mutton dressed as rancid lamb] Michelle Boag

D) that [ lying poisonous scumbag] Michelle Boag

A virtual chocolate fish to everyone who selected D though the other descriptors have all been used on Whaleoil to describe her at one time or another.

Interesting also to note, that Bill English didn’t complain to NBR about Cam calling him a ‘vengeful tosspot.’ I guess like Cam he has broad shoulders, after all, Cam has been called on almost a daily basis an attack, vile, toxic, controversial,mentally ill, delusional,blogger amongst other things by the MSM as well as a sociopath by Andrew Little and he manages to keep on smiling. Imagine if he tried to get all the nasty descriptions of him [edited] from MSM articles? It would be a full time job just filing the complaints.



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