There’s a lot of funny ironies on blogs, and this is one – a commenter on The Standard has accused me of stalking him:
Te Reo Putake…
ps, prism, you’re not alone in trying to work out the meaning. Check out my stalker!
There’s actually multiple ironies there. ‘Te Reo Putake’, previously ‘The Voice of Reason’, is one of the most unreasonable voices I’ve seen at The Standard, a union/Labour hack who tries to shut out any voices he doesn’t like.
And accusing me of stalking takes the cake – I wrote one post about him. This is the second, over two months later.
‘Te Reo Putake’ was a resident Standard stalker who tried to troll attack me frequently for more than a year. He knew he was under protection of The Standard moderators so could be as abusive and disruptive as he wanted without fear of any restriction, and knew I was under severe moderator restrictions that end up in a permanent ban. He was an integral part of The Standard machine that kept desperately trying to control their attack lines and clobbered anyone trying to hold them to account.
Labour activists stalk away, wondering at the same time why their party struggles to regain support.
An alternative translation of ‘Te Reo Putake’ is “The Standard Taniwha’.