TV3 gave fair coverage on Firstline of the issue I raised about the Green Party fundraising campaign for their poverty politics.
But there was one inaccuracy – I was referred as ‘a right wing blogger’. That’s hilarious.
I happen to comment predominately on right wing blogs such as Kiwiblog and Whale Oil because they are very open forums, with little restriction to commenting. The troops there will also laugh at me being called a right wing blogger.
I don’t comment any more on the major left wing blog The Standard because after being banned a number of times I have been permanently banned. They took exception to me questioning and highlighting some of their blatant lies, abuse and harrassment in posts and comments.
I was often referred to as a righty, a tory and a RWNJ at The Standard, but that was just abuse or relative to the left of Labour or Mana commenters who abuse rather than engage in discussion.
I have also been blocked from commenting at Labour’s Red Alert by Clare Curran, particulalry ironic as Clare talks about supporting open government, but in practice tries to control the party message as much as most politicians.
I don’t see myself as either left or right. I’m soft of a centrist but support both leftish and rightish policies as I see fit. Hard core righties and hard core lefties don’t understand this pragmatic political approach but centerish is by far the most common starting position for many in politics, obviously for United Future but also including much of both National and Labour stances.