Dirty sleaze content continues at Whale Oil

Even though Cameron Slater’s name has been virtually erased from Whale Oil content, his dirty legacy continues with regular derogatory posts still appearing.

Yesterday’s Face of the Day was posted by SB (Juana Atkins, Slater’s wife). It was another use old photo dregded up from Clarke Gayford’s past. He has repeatedly been targeted, attacked and smeared at Whale Oil.

Matt Blomfield, who has more cause than anyone to feel bitter at dirty and derogatory content on Whale Oil, said in statement in the weekend:

What got me thinking, though, was a book review on Newsroom by Finlay Macdonald – not his words but the image at the top of the page: Cameron Slater knocked out in the first round of his boxing match with Jesse Rider. He looks broken.

It follows that my mind takes me to a place of sympathy for Slater. He has a wife and kids just like me; he has tried to succeed, just like me. I feel increasingly concerned at the tone of some of the comments about him that are appearing online. I know what it’s like first hand to be ridiculed online, to be bullied and it affects more than just the individual. It flows through to that person’s friends and family.

I agree with Blomfield. But is sympathy for Slater and his family deserved  when ridiculing and bullying the family of politicians continues unabated at Whale Oil? (I know Gayford continues to have a public profile, but that is no good reason to dredge up old photos and repeatedly post them).

And the Whale Oil ‘family’ is a willing part of this. Comments on the above post all from WO ‘mods’:

Nige (Nigel Fairweather):

This is advice is apparently funny?

He’s a sicko.


Thanks, Clarke. You’ve just given WO another opportunity to show you displaying your lace underwear.
You really lack self awareness.

Buzz E Bee:

Yup! All gift wrapped and dressed in a tutu…oh wait…

I wonder if they can look their families in the eye, their parents, their children, and say they are proud of what they promote.

From Whale Oil Commenting and moderating rules:

The golden rule of commenting

Each comment should:

  • be on the topic of the post
  • add information, a point of view or a contribution of some substance and
  • be respectful and do no harm to others.

Keep your language clean and respectful

  • Don’t put other people down.

If you don’t abide by the commandments a moderator will delete your comments

When moderators break the rules and allow others to follow their example it makes a mockery of their standards.

Slater may have slid into the background, but his hypocritical and dirty legacy continues at Whale Oil, with SB/Atkins leading and feeding the dirty mob.

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  5th June 2019

    After the “Whale Oil” book exposure the only excuses for continuing to post on that blog are ignorance and stupidity.

    • Griff.

       /  5th June 2019

      Ignorance and stupidity Have always been a prerequisite for posting on whale.

  2. Blazer

     /  5th June 2019

    an oxidation pond with no redeeming features.

    I boycott Super Liquor now…that’s my protest.

  3. duperez

     /  5th June 2019

    I think there’s been a bit of humanity, sympathy and ‘leaving well alone in the circumstances” about Slater. In the circumstances there was probably a thought that the affect of that would incidentally reach towards his site and maybe the malevolence and ill-will there would abate to some degree.

    After a life’s mission of targeting, attacking and smearing? Obviously scum is scum.

  4. Loki

     /  5th June 2019

    If any of you believe that Slater isn’t just posting under his wife’s name I have some shares in a unobtanium mine you might be interested in.

    • Duker

       /  5th June 2019

      Exactly. As a reversal of the previous policy when all contributors posted under Whaleoil name , no matter if they were Lusk or his staff.
      A nom de plume can be assumed for all posts, whether they are Slater or anyone else.

  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  5th June 2019

    Everything that I have seen about or by CG suggests that he is a cipher and a bore.I saw the last minute or two of his fishing show and can’t imagine wanting to see any more…he’s one of those whom one never recognises again. No hope of him being looked at in the street.

    • Griff.

       /  5th June 2019

      You dont watch fishing shows for the personalty or looks of the presenter.
      I always found Graeme Sinclair a total pratt on screen yet I own four of his videos.
      Don’t even get me started on the Billy Hopeless franchise….

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  5th June 2019

        I can’t even imagine wanting to watch fishing or cooking shows, but surely if the host is a drone, the show would be unappealing.

  6. Blazer

     /  5th June 2019

    fat and greasy
    wrapped up in tinfoil..
    thar she..blows..


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