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Whaleoil House Rules

As our readership continues?to grow it is a good idea periodically to explain our house rules as well as the reasoning behind them. Mainstream media in New Zealand and overseas have been closing down their comment sections due to an inability to keep the discourse on topic and civil. A few years ago our Blog used to be referred to as a “cess pool ” because of the behaviour of some of our commenters. Now, the very blogs who used to mock our readers are the ones with ” cess pools ” of their own while we stand head and shoulders above the rest with the quality of our comments and the civility of our commenters.

Our readers do not just come to Whaleoil for our posts. A big draw card is other people’s comments which reveal an interesting range of ideas and knowledge. Whaleoil is also a safe place to express your opinion as you can do so secure in the knowledge that there will be no personal attacks or rudeness towards you from those who disagree with you.There is no ” Free Speech ” on the blog. If you want unfettered free speech you can go to one of the ” cess pool ” blogs. You will get to swear and be off topic and rude but what you will notice is that the comment sections there are not very pleasant places to be. You may also find that even though many blogs claim they have Free Speech, they still remove comments and ban commenters.

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Non PC Media sites are as hot as the Auckland Housing Market

There is a reason why Whaleoil is so popular ?and is the number one blog site in New Zealand. ?Like Auckland houses, non-PC media sites are in demand. ?Readers are flocking to them because they are sick of the standard one-eyed fare from traditional media. For true media balance there needs to be both sides of the story. PC opinions need the counterbalance of sometimes “offensive” truth. The latest website to soar in popularity is Breitbart.com

Breitbart News smashed company traffic records in July, generating 192 million pageviews, 31 million unique visitors, and 89 million sessions. Last month?s metrics pushed the conservative news giant to over one billion pageviews so far in 2016?a 28% jump in 30 days from last month?s previous record high.

?We set out to build a first-in-class media company that provides warp speed, on the ground reporting from anywhere in the world,? said Breitbart CEO and President Larry Solov. ?From London to Los Angeles, Jerusalem to the Rio Grande?Breitbart is there. These latest traffic metrics are further evidence that strategy connects with our massive and growing global audience.?

When the company re-launched its website in 2012, Breitbart generated roughly 12 million pageviews a month; today, it does 16 times as much traffic.
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