Right wing apologist

Gotta laugh when you find things like this, from a Caption Contest at The Standard:

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Ecosse Maidy submitted more then twenty captions, most fairly lame, including this one:

JK: Well I dint invite him!
DC: I dint invite him either!:
JK: Well we will just have to stay here till he stops talking cak and leaves
DC: That could be a while, its freezing out here:

JK: I wonder how the hell that right wing apologist Pete George got his hands on an invite?

I don’t recall having much if anything to do with Ecosse Maidy and it’s yonks since I’ve commented at TS so it’s a bit weird to see this, but quite hilarious.

Of course 90% of people seem right wing to most of the Standard regulars.

David Farrar posted this alignment chart at Kiwiblog:

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I think I’m generally fairly average middle-ish but move around a bit, having voted from Green to National this century. But that may seem like far right to Ecosse Maidy.

My style is quite different but my political preferences probably aren’t that far from either lprent or Farrar in man respects. But I’ve never been anywhere near Downing Street.

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  1. Pantsdownbrown

     /  14th April 2016

    As Farrar clearly stated when posting the above graph – the people on the standard, daily blog and most Labour MP’s dream of picking up voters by going further left when the voters of this country are obviously largely centre-right.

    I’d guess that left-leaning folk also see National far more right-wing then they actually are in reality.

    Under Helen Clark Labour and Greens were never seen as being exactly the same politically – she would have had kittens if they were.

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  2. Iceberg

     /  14th April 2016

    At this juncture I think it worth quoting Wilky, who said it best last time you posted about Ecosse

    “Why, why, why on earth do you waste so much time and energy on this pathetic bunch of drivelling, conniving, meat-headed, ignorant, dissembling Lefties who have nothing whatever of value to contribute to you or the universe?”

    Words to live by…

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    • jamie

       /  14th April 2016

      You can learn and pick up information and share ideas with people from all over the spectrum if you’re open minded and respectful.

      I’ve learned just as much from reading sites like The Standard as from sites like Kiwiblog.

      Most people have something to offer each other even if they disagree about most things.

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      • Iceberg

         /  14th April 2016

        Thanks Jamie. That’s lovely.

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      • Pantsdownbrown

         /  14th April 2016

        Trying to ‘share ideas’ and be ‘open-minded’ on the Standard & Whaleoil Jamie will see you booted off for not toeing the party line……..

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        • jamie

           /  14th April 2016

          Nothing is guaranteed 😀

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          • Gezza

             /  14th April 2016

            Not always. BM & Alwyn keep up the fight for their side and seem to be regulars. Not sure what their secret is but the survive the lashings and don’t get banned.

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            • Iceberg

               /  15th April 2016

              “keep up the fight for their side”

              That’s pretty much it. Almost no one participates in a.political blog to be “open minded”. No one changes their mind. They almost always dig in further. They’re looking for world views that support their own. When they find it they give an uptick.

            • jamie

               /  15th April 2016

              I think that’s often the case, Iceberg, but that’s the worst end of it.

              At the very least we can be aware that we all have different points of view rather than just being right or wrong.

  3. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  14th April 2016

    “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
    – Oscar Wilde

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  4. Corky

     /  14th April 2016

    I guess you have been paying the Standard too much attention,Pete. Its become too much for them, what with your digs and now the Colmar Brunton poll results.
    Maybe in the dark recesses of their primordial troglodyte brains they see the errors of their way. They should have kept you in the tent, instead of kicking you out. Now you run free and are pissing over everything they hold sacred. I love it. Nothing wrong with having a little fun…..and a bit of pay-back.

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  5. In response to several comments…

    I have read around a range of blogs (as well as a wide range of media) for a long time, and I often comment on things I see in various places, it’s what I do.

    I have deliberately read and participated in blogs across the political spectrum, it is the best way to get a varied view of how different groups think and act.

    All political blogs have worthwhile posts and comments, you just have to filter out the noise and the dross to find the good bits – and to hold to account some of the bad bits.

    The Standard used to be very bad for mob attacks of anyone deemed to be politically unacceptable. It was common to see people hounded away, and most victims simply left. I was on the receiving end of some of the worst of this, and challenging their behaviour led to me being banned several times.

    However in my absence there seems to have been a conscious effort to reduce mob behaviour at The Standard and from what I’ve seen it doesn’t seem to be anywhere near as bad as it used to be. So kudos to them for that.

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    • Kevin

       /  15th April 2016

      Personally I haven’t noticed any difference but I don’t follow The Standard all that closely. As I’ve said before Prentice should be sacked from moderating as he is a worse than useless moderator. The fact that comments on The Standard are a sewer can be put entirely on him. Recent examples include an obscene post made by Prentice involving David Farrar and of course the post implying John Key is a drug pusher and pedophile. Also the many posts displaying economic and logically illiteracy which are left to stand unchallenged.

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    • Clemgeopin

       /  15th April 2016

      I have been one of those that was pretty annoyed at your fence sitting or hair splitting or your pro RW bias and free pass and at times I was nasty in my comments to you at TS. I shouldn’t have. It was wrong and stupid of me to have done so. Please accept my apology.

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      • Clemgeopin

         /  15th April 2016

        Missing word: in my ‘personal’ comments.

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      • Fence sitting and hair splitting were common attack lines used to discredit and I think in the main unjustified. Most of the hair splitting was done by the mob, repeatedly, and then they would claim is was disrupting threads. It was demonstrate attack and destroy tactics.

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        • Clemgeopin

           /  15th April 2016

          I do regret my personal attacks at you. I am not sure how often or how vicious, but I do remember a few. I shouldn’t have.

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          • Thanks for apology. Others from TS have acknowledged it got out of hand. It was led by a few over and over and others jumped on the bash wagon. It doesn’t seem to be such a problem any more.

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  6. I think Pete that we can point to the lack of political awareness in that quarter.

    Long may the delusion continue.

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    • Kevin

       /  15th April 2016

      If The Standard represents the Labour movement, then God help us if the Labour movement ever gets in power.

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  7. TDB stands head and shoulders above TS for one sided commentary these days. I’D put money on Martyn/Martin I’ve got two votes banning anyone’s ID who’s partaken in his voter party survey and leaned to the right. I’ve only ever been unfailingly polite on TDB on the rare occasion I’ve commented, but after voting ‘National’ in the sidebar and literally I found myself coincidentally banned on attempting commentary.

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    • Missy

       /  15th April 2016

      But the left are against censorship and gagging, this cannot be… They like diverse opinions and robust debate… Oh wait, sorry I forgot, they only
      Like it when everyone conforms to their views.

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      • Gezza

         /  15th April 2016

        The moderator comments at TS can be just downright insulting & offensive themselves. Not all of them, by any means, but it doesn’t compare to here. Put-downs are not necessary in moderator comments and I never see that here.

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    • Iceberg

       /  15th April 2016

      If you’re going to get banned at TDB (and you are, because child poverty), go down in style, with flames and dragons. That really gets the Orcs over there going.

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