Whaleoil is too boring, and its readers are getting shafted


That’s the gist of an email I received today.  The email essentially proposes that all the good stuff is now going into INCITE: Politics, and what’s left here is just the dregs.

I’ve already publicly stated the opposite, and the person clearly won’t take my word for it.

So I would like readers of INCITE: Politics to describe below what their experience is.

The question:

Is the content in INCITE: Politics what you would normally find on Whaleoil?

As for Whaleoil being boring.  After the mad heights of the last election with Kim Dotcom and then the Dirty Politics fallout, I hope you don’t mind if I say “thank goodness it is!”.   What’s the old saying?  May you live in interesting times.  I can assure you that something a little more sane and sensible is good for my health and general happiness.

However, I still live in interesting times.  The problem is that as I battle people through the courts, as I lay complaints with police, as I am a litigant and defendant in several court actions with Mr A, Colin Craig, Mr B and Mr C, I need to place my own needs ahead of those of my readers by not trying to waffle on in public about it.


But it is  boring in the sense that I haven’t had death threats for a while.  And it is boring in the sense that this is a political blog and we’re going through an extremely bland period of politics.  I was hoping the local body elections would provide some spark, but so far it is all yawn.


So, INCITE readers, please share your experiences below, with a special emphasis on “Is Whaleoil being gutted to put the best bits into INCITE and charge for it?”.

And if anyone wants to share ideas on how to make Whaleoil less boring while at the same time not bringing threats of violence or fresh court action my way, feel free to let me know.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.