Dirty faces of Boxing Day

It didn’t take Whale Oil long to go dirty on the Prime Minister after the ‘season of good cheer’.

On Christmas Day Jacinda Ardern tweeted:

At 2 pm on Christmas Day that’s probably a fairly typical snapshot of the mood of children.

SB kicked off Boxing Day at Whale Oil with this picture in Face of the day:

My first thought was that this was a photoshop but it was on our PM’s twitter feed so it is totally legit. Someone needs to photoshop some happy kids into the photo stat!

I suspect that if the photo had been one selected (or photoshopped) with happy faces SB and WO would have piled on Ardern for that.

But instead a bunch of bozos piled in on Ardern over her Christmas wishes. That’s sad.

WO frequently claims to have some sort of great moderation, but being nasty without swearing is still dirty. The dirty faces of Boxing Day


  1. David

     /  December 27, 2017

    Its quite funny she is the only one smiling and even that looks like a bit of an effort.

  2. Too subtle for the Righteous.

  3. Conspiratoor

     /  December 27, 2017

    Putting aside who the adult is, this is a pic that would generate some commentary amongst my own whanau. The kids look to have had enough of the largesse heaped upon them and don’t appear to have a natural affinity with the only adult present. Like a distant uncle who pops across from oz once a year to remind all that he is still very much alive and remains a beneficiary of the estate

    • robertguyton

       /  December 27, 2017

      Jacinda’s laughing at the scene, right? The children are frazzled by the day; clearly they are very comfortable in her company. What is it with you people?

  4. robertguyton

     /  December 27, 2017

    “Peter • a day ago (on Slater’s blog)
    She likes the photo ops with children as they dont challenge her intellect.”

    Right wingers, dripping with the spirit of Christmas.

  5. I question the safety issues of plastering children’s faces all over FaceBook at any time. Maybe a photo of herself and Gayford under a pohutukawa, they’re subject to a protection squad, but other people’s kids?

    As for Whale. What can you expect from him. A considerable history of calling it. wrong

    • Blazer

       /  December 27, 2017

      Yet.You applaud the patent child abuse of Rees Moggs. .talk about. .double standards.

      • I beg you ad hominem pardon. Why you’re still plying your badly connected dots and utter hate on here escapes me

  6. patupaiarehe

     /  December 27, 2017

    Any parent knows, that getting children to pose nicely for a photo, is far more difficult than herding cats. I feel a meme coming on… 😉

  7. patupaiarehe

     /  December 27, 2017