Whineston Peters not going to let ‘5 minute’ female journalists criticise Ardern

Peters has a big whine, especially against female journalists and shows himself as a sexist old shit who is intolerant of criticism.

“And we’re not going to stand by whilst a critique or a cabal of commentators, many who are women, bitterly lecture her .when they don’t know anything about her role or job or how well she’s doing.”

Peters has attacked and ridiculed journalists for as long as I can remember. He comes across as a cantankerous old shit who avoids answering questions when being interviewed. But his political successes are unlikely to have happened without the attention the media has given him.

In his opening remarks to the ‘Government Priorities Launch’ last Sunday one of his priorities was attacking the media.

The reason we retain the confidence of New Zealanders is because they see what the media filter seemingly cannot: we are a unified government determined to lead change to lift all New Zealanders’ prospects. Speaking on behalf of New Zealand First, we remain as committed as ever to making this coalition and government work. We also know what the political media does not.

This is highly ironic given that he is the main reason that then issue of disunity in the Government has come up, and it seems to be a primary thrust of Jacinda Ardern’s ‘Government Priorities’ PR party promotion last weekend.

A politician who things they know best should be scrutinised by the media. Peters seems to expect the media to be subservient to his vanity project and whines when they aren’t – he’s a lot like Trump in this.

Yesterday he went into whine overdrive: Winston Peters berates female critics of the Government.

Winston Peters:

What I’m not going to be prepared to stand by though, and is have pretty inexperienced, untrained political commentators who’ve been here 5 minutes lauding it over people that of course have got the bully pulpit of the pen and media.

They’re not going to win this battle.

Our job is to have, provide really sound government.

Our job is to ensure the Prime Minister gets all the backing in the world and she’s going to get that, and she’s getting that.

And we’re not going to let…stand by whilst a critique or a cabal of commentators, many who are women, bitterly lecture her…

Talking of bitter sounding lectures…

…when they don’t know anything about her role or job or how well she’s doing.

No word from Peters on what he might do about it, apart from whine.

He seems to have a problem with female journalists who don’t laud over him and Ardern.

 

How is he not going to let journalists critique the jobs he and Ardern are doing?

 

 

36 Comments

  1. Patzcuaro

     /  September 22, 2018

    Whineston a Freudian slip?

    • Patzcuaro

       /  September 22, 2018

      Aah it was intentional, I should have read the full article first.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  September 22, 2018

        You’ve been looking at Lefty cartoons too long, Patz. Forgetting to read the words.

        • Patzcuaro

           /  September 22, 2018

          A little gullible this morning

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  September 22, 2018

            What does he mean by lauded it over… ? Lauded means praise with words and singing (Bless, laud and praise His name always/ For it is seemly so to do.’

            He must have meant lorded it over….

  2. Gezza

     /  September 22, 2018

    Winston has had the singularly unfortunate experience of having never EVER been interviewed by any journalist or interviewer who even knows what they are talking about throughout his entire political career.

    He’s entitled to complain.

    • Corky

       /  September 22, 2018

      ”Sexist old shit who is intolerant of criticism.”

      Damn fine wordage. However, it may not be all Whinestons fault. As males age their testosterone levels decrease while female hormones increase. With that comes bitch tits, muscle wastage and erectile dysfunction….. plus bitchiness and crankiness. Of course effects and onset age differ from person to person. Winston may have been an early starter.

    • Corky

       /  September 22, 2018

      Sorry about the Geeza, that wasn’t meant to be a reply.

      While I’m here though I will mention Lindsay Perigo. He definitely knows what he’s talking about.

      • Gezza

         /  September 22, 2018

        Good manl 👍
        Carry on
        Sir Gerald 💂

        • Gezza

           /  September 22, 2018

          – l
          Don’t know how that happened.
          Probably commies. 💂

      • phantom snowflake

         /  September 22, 2018

        These days Lindsay seems to be occupying some (ahem) ‘parallel’ reality:

        Lindsay Perigo
        ‏ @LindsayPerigo1
        Jun 21

        Nauseating Fake News obeissance to airhead fry-quacker having a baby because she happens to be PM of NZ. Fry-quackers ideally should neither breed nor be Prime Ministers. Don’t need more upward-inflected quack! quack! quack!, least of all from hormonal power-lusters.

        • Corky

           /  September 22, 2018

          Ah, the lament of an educated man stuck in a cesspool of ignorance. A man who knows his type will soon take their last breath as they sink beneath that cesspool.

          I can decode that if you want.

          • phantom snowflake

             /  September 22, 2018

            I don’t need a translation although others might At another level I read it as a bitter lament about his ongoing irrelevance. Is this what an atheist’s death rattle sounds like?

            • Corky

               /  September 22, 2018

              ”I read it as a bitter lament about his ongoing irrelevance. ”

              There’s some truth to that. He is irrelevant. Libertarianism is irrelevant.

              Atheism, ironically, will soon be irrelevant.

              ”I get it.” Probably another ten thousand get it. But most don’t. Nor do they want to. I can’t blame them.

        • Gezza

           /  September 22, 2018

          WTF’s a fry-quacker, I wondered? From Perigo’s blog:
          . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
          “…No surprise, then, that New Zealand now finds itself with a government comprised of socialist troglodytes led by an airhead fry-quacker*—a true embodiment of her time—who has just announced a ban on future offshore oil and gas exploration in the name of halting climate change. (Memo to the troglodytes, even though they can’t read: “change” is what the climate does, all on its own; you can’t stop it by legislation—you might as well try to outlaw the sun.)

          Thus did Jacinda Ardern serve notice that New Zealand has joined the club of what President Trump has so accurately called “shithole” nations—nasty, stupid, brutish and poor. Thousands of jobs will be lost on account of this imbecility; the economy—already precarious under the onslaught of Labour’s cancellation of National’s tax cuts, vicious fuel tax increases and reckless spending—will tank completely … and the environment ironically will become dirtier as the clean New Zealand product is replaced by more expensive, less clean imports (or horse manure if this government’s totalitarian impulses prevail to the extreme and imported energy sources are prohibited, making New Zealand quite literally a shithole).

          The sub-human moronnials at Victoria University to whom Adern made this announcement—anti-technology intellectual cripples paradoxically addled by their “sowphones”—no doubt quacked their asinine approval as she did so. Actual humans can only reflect ruefully that that noise was a chorus from the caves … and try to become adept at not stepping in the result.

          *”Fry-quacker”: an entity resembling a human being but lacking a brain and whose “speech” is a combination of duck-quacking and the grotesquery internationally recognised as “vocal fry.”
          . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          I’m not sure this man is completely well. Has he had a severe knock on the head at some time? Anybody know?

          • Corky

             /  September 22, 2018

            I was about to ask you the same question. You highlighted some of his points regarding Jacinda..especially the way Jacinda talks.

            • Gezza

               /  September 22, 2018

              I began to suspect in my early teens that I might have been accidentally dropped on my head as a baby. I found my parents somewhat evasive about it, which ordinarily was my job at that age. I never got a straight answer.

            • Gezza

               /  September 22, 2018

              He seems like a hostile sort of chap Corks. Very unpleasant?

            • Corky

               /  September 22, 2018

              Yes, according to Deborah Coddington.

              That’s the problem with a high IQ. If it’s stifled in any way it may turn on itself. Bob Jones doesn’t help matters by taking the piss.

              That said I have great respect for his work. He was one of the few TV interviewers who on most occasions allowed the interviewee to talk without interruption.

  3. PDB

     /  September 22, 2018

    I look forward to the Labour and Green MP’s staging a walkout in parliament over some blatant ageism and sexism from the guy pulling all the strings of our govt. No doubt Golriz and Guy Williams are tweeting up a storm as we speak, whilst Alison Mau and Lizzie Marvelly will be demanding he be sacked in their regular NZ Herald columns.

  4. George

     /  September 22, 2018

    He’s running diversion for his ‘pretty horse’ ?

  5. Blazer

     /  September 22, 2018

    Winston is superb…more than a match for the twittering wake of journalists searching for …blood.

    • robertguyton

       /  September 22, 2018

      He’s cruising’. They’re all a’scramble. I’m glad he sided with us.

      • artcroft

         /  September 22, 2018

        I’m glad he sided with you as well.

        • robertguyton

           /  September 22, 2018

          Thanks, art croft – together, the coalition Government is doing what had to be done. Winston seems to be especially enjoying himself!

          • artcroft

             /  September 22, 2018

            Yes he specialises in destroying coalitions.

            • I suspect Robert won’t be so keen on his tactics if he turns on the Greens, which is quite possible before the next election. If the green smiss the threshold and NZF make it Peters will have even more power over Labour.

            • Gezza

               /  September 22, 2018

              He’s certainly been a coalition wrecking ball in the past. Wouldn’t put it past him to smash this one up near election time, but on the other hand, this one might be as good as it gets. He might know that. The problem Labour are going to continue to have is that as far as concerned he seems to think he’s really the co-leader.

            • Gezza

               /  September 22, 2018

              *he’s

            • robertguyton

               /  September 22, 2018

              I have no problem with Winston thinking he’s coleader, if in fact he does think that. He’s happy, everyone else in the coalition is happy and …we’re in Government! Plus, the Nat leaker’s about to be exposed – what a time it is!

          • robertguyton

             /  September 22, 2018

            Pete, you reckon Winston will “turn on the Greens”? Sounds like dirty politics to me, accusing someone of something that you made up, casting doubt into the mind of honest Green supporters like me 🙂 What is it about Winston that makes you people go crazy???

            • Gezza

               /  September 22, 2018

              It’s his penchant for wrecking the previous coalitions he was in.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  September 22, 2018

              It’s his smug, smart-arse grin, his racism and stupid racist jokes, his two-facedness….he doesn’t make people go crazy, he annoys them .

              He is also someone who is quite open about signing documents that he has not read.

  6. david in aus

     /  September 22, 2018

    Winston comes across as sexist, condescending to female reporters. I am waiting for the outrage from the Left.
    Meanwhile, a tennis umpire doing his job gets pilloried and maligned by the feminist trailblazer, Serena Williams.
    What a funny world we live in. It is not the behavior that is judged but the politics and identity of the offender.
    “Content of their character; the color of their skin” anyone?

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  September 22, 2018

      I’d hardly call Serena Williams a feminist trailblazer; she is a great tennis player, but there have been great female tennis players before. She showed herself to be an entitled diva who is a poor loser…nothing feminist about that.

  7. Blazer

     /  September 23, 2018

    good to see the new policy of not having to use proper names for politicians.
    Used to be a no no to even say ‘rubber Billy’.