When the ‘Stop the GCSB Bill’ campaign started I was interested in being involved. It was promoted on The Daily Blog by Mana Party adviser Martyn Bradbury and I asked him “What groups make up the ‘coalition’”? I was interested to know who was involved. That comment wasn’t passed by moderation.
I joined in discussions on their Facebook page and Bradbury commented:
I posted about this and Bradbury came and commented:
I don’t post your thoughts on TDB because we don’t feed trolls – it’s clearly marked in the comments section Pete – and I certainly don’t feed a Troll who write lies about me, as you have done many times. But no, it’s not because I detest a dull blogger who makes up things about me, oh no! It’s a secret conspiracy.
TBH – I had never heard of you before Lynn blogged about you on TDB – I couldn’t quite understand why he loathed you so much, but now having been unfortunately included in a number of your posts, I get why he had so little respect for you.
To conclude that my deep dislike of you equates into a shadowy conspiracy has at least kept us amused.
I haven’t lied about him many times – that’s a lie on his part.
Funny that he claims not to have heard of me – last year I was a member of a panel in a very well attended public discussion. Bradbury was MC. Is he that full of his own importance that he doesn’t know who is on his panel?
I have since tried to join in and add to discussions on their Facebook pages. My comments and links just get deleted.
I recently posted a link to a Christchurch Press editorial on the GCSB to Facebook. This soon disappeared.
So I posted a comment:
This also soon disappeared.
I had also had a comment advising who was managing the campaign and the Facebook pages:
I’m coordinating the National protests and admin the Stop The GCSB Bill facebook page.
Max was a Green candidate in Hamilton last election before he withdrew after he was found to have deceived a newspaper into a story without revealing his party connection.
It appears that Max is also deceiving the public in his Stop the GCSB Bill management, along with Bradbury, by controlling a one sided message in social media.
(Update: Max has contacted me and an apology may be in order, it may only be Bradbury who is blocking and deleting).
The Stop the GCSB Bill seems intent on controlling the message of a political campaign. They certainly don’t want genuine cross spectrum discussion or debate.
Not a good look in a supposed fight for freedom of online communication.
Bradbury accused me of “always slavishly worshiping the increase of state power”. What a bloody hypocrite – he’s well known as a social media control freak.
I could imagine what a Mana controlled state would be like if he remains employed by the party. Abuse and censorhip of anyone he disagrees with.