I don’t know if whale Oil does their ‘Whale army’ thing much any more but they included a reference in The Whaleoil Dictionary last year:
Oilers One of a number of names for WO readers, followers and fans. (Alternates: Whale Army and Ground Crew)
Earlier last year in A winning strategy for social justice warriors:
Milo Yiannopoulos, who reminds me so much of a gay, fashionable, fabulous version of Cameron (he doesn’t have a Whale army but he talks about the Milo army)…
Is organising an army of helpers a Breitbart thing?
The Daily Bog is trying something similar, but of course needed a different name – Don’t forget to join our social media militia and spread the views this election
Comrades, as the Daily Blog gears up to cover the 2017 NZ Election, we want to send out a reminder for you to join us on our social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter so that you are able to share and retweet blogs you want to spread.
Please join us today to keep up to date with the election this year.
Does this mean war between the WO Ground Crew and the TDB crew? Perhaps fighting amongst themselves is all they have left, they have both become toxic to parties and their campaigns.
Like WO The Daily Blog claims to be an alternative to traditional media but are looking more like political activists.