Juana Atkins responsible for dirty ops at The BFD

SB/spanish bride/Juana Atkins has added to the vindictive assaults at The BFD, yesterday attacking myself and commenters here.

Pete George ( yes I know none of you have ever heard of him) likes to pretend that he has a higher standard of ethics than other bloggers but here is just a sample of the kinds of comments that he allows on his tumbleweed blog site where ex commenters from well-moderated websites go to bitch in a nice little circle jerk of nastiness . . .

Very ironic and funny, but the post looks to be some sort of a threat. Atkins hid the rest behind their paywall, so few will see it.

The post looked like it was on Lauda Finem – it even looks like an old photo from a post at LF five years ago was used. It’s actually protected by ODT copyright, Atkins would know that if she sourced it from there.

Since the NZ First/journalist photograph issue blew up following a past at The BFD there has been a series of attack posts there, targeting the journalists Guyon Espiner and Matt Shand. They even had a go at Sean Plunket – possibly to try and attract some publicity on talk back radio.

Journalism 101: a Remedial Primer for Sean Plunket was also posted under ‘SB’. Yesterday Plunket was targeted by ‘Xavier Theodore Reginald Ordinary’ in Rank Hypocrisy from the Media Party. They are in full on attack mode, except when they are running defence posts for Winston Peters and Jami-Lee Ross. What a combination.

While Cameron Slater has received renewed attention (and brought some attention on himself) over the past couple of weeks, Atkins looks like an integral part of The BFD operation.

She appears to have managed The BFD since they shifted to it from Whale Oil a year ago to try to avoid legal and financial problems.

Just before Slater declared himself bankrupt he handed over his shares in Social Media Consultants Limited to Atkins, leaving her as sole director and shareholder. Then that company was put into liquidation. From the Six Monthly Liquidators Report:

Action from that may still be pending. In the meantime, it looks like registration of the BFD website has changed.

Both the Registrant and Admin contact addresses are sb@thebfd.co.nz. And the Registrant Name and Admin Contact Name are Suva Media Company Limited.

This company was set up as Madas 117 Limited by an accountant on 25 February last year, around when The BFD was set up. The name was changed to Suva Media Company Limited a day later.

Atkins became a director on 6 March 2019, and the shareholding was transferred to her on 24 March. The initial director ceased on 7 August leaving Atkins as the sole director and shareholder.

While others may be acting as apparent agents of NZ First and Jami-Lee Ross on The BFD, attacking the National Party and it’s leadership in particular, and journalists who expose what they are doing, Atkins is clearly involved in the dirty politics too. And appears to hold financial and legal responsibility for the website.

NZ First, Jami-Lee Ross and The BFD seem destined for self-destruction, but will likely keep lashing out as they spiral downwards.

They should have learned by now, journalists like Espiner and Plunket, and I, won’t be intimidated into silence.

Leave a comment

23 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  20th February 2020

    I think I should stop feeling maybe sorry for SB.

    Reply
  2. Slater predicted that John Key would be ruined by the Mike Sabin affair. The only person ruined was SB when she married Slater.

    Reply
  3. Duker

     /  20th February 2020

    Regan Cunliffe’s name popped up the other day on Farrars Blog, ( Feb 16) in a little puff piece about some old news from a car dash cam
    “A Give A Little page has been created on behalf of the family to relieve the financial burden following the diagnosis and car accident. ” Not unusual these days
    this is unusual
    “Rachel incidentally is the web designer for Kiwiblog and Regan manages advertising for it.”
    Cunliffe named in the liquidators report as involved in the BFD setup. As would be expected, he runs a website business.

    Whaloil/BFD and Kiwiblog are still linked like the good old days of Dirty Politics when Slater AND Farrar were getting their posts from the office of the PM John Key and the taxpayer paid Jason Ede

    Reply
  4. david in aus

     /  20th February 2020

    I never felt the temptation to look at Slater’s new website. I think it is best to ignore it, except when it affects politics by its odious associations.

    Blogs are best when they actually reflect honest views and not paid advertisements. I have enough blocked spam, let alone searching for them.

    Thanks Pete for looking at that website, so we don’t have to.

    Reply
    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  20th February 2020

      Agreed. I looked when it first started and the vibes were unhealthy then so I’ve stayed clear since. It’s basic immorality to opinionate for money (or probably in recompence for debt) without disclosure to your audience. That will reap what it deserves.

      Reply
      • duperez

         /  20th February 2020

        Like when media people are on the payroll for outfits like Sky City casino.

        Reply
      • Conspiratoor

         /  20th February 2020

        All profit driven media organisations opinionate for money. Either directly or indirectly. Without exception

        Reply
      • I think I’ve visited precisely once. Same old same old. Never felt any need to return since.

        Reply
        • It’s pretty much different lipstick on the same dirty pig, but they have become more clearly a front for promoting a political agenda that involves dumping the current National leadership, installing a more right wing leadership and taking National to the right.

          NZ First appears to be both business/finance as a customer, but also a means of enabling the big agenda.

          How they think they can get anywhere trashing and splitting National and swinging away from the key middle voters is anyone’s guess. Maybe they think that eventually The BFD will be become a New Zealand version of Fox News but I think their chances of building a credible political media with popular support is nil. The almost universal scathing they get at Kiwiblog now suggests they have shat in their nest big time.

          Reply
  5. “… go to bitch in a nice little circle-jerk of nastiness..”
    The irony!

    Reply
    • Corky

       /  20th February 2020

      I wonder if we were mentioned, Maureen? There’s only one thing worse than being talked about….

      Reply
      • MaureenW

         /  20th February 2020

        Ha, ha .. yes

        Reply
      • Maggy Wassilieff

         /  20th February 2020

        Oh dear, hasn’t anyone checked whether they’ve been misquoted/ mocked/ defamed on BFD?

        Don’t tell me that no-one (but P.G.) gives a toss.

        Reply
        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  20th February 2020

          I tell you for my part, Maureen. Leave the rats in the sewer alone – I take my own advice.

          Reply
          • Kitty Catkin

             /  21st February 2020

            Silly Juana Atkins hasn’t worked out that if no one’s ever heard of Pete, there’s little point in mentioning him.

            Reply
        • I don’t know if there’s much money in suing Slater these days. I think we’d all have to join the queue.

          Reply
          • Duker

             /  22nd February 2020

            NZ Herald has letters to Editor behind paywall …who knows these days what pays

            Reply
  6. Conspiratoor

     /  21st February 2020

    I took a look at SB’s piece and she has pulled out a couple of pearlers from this esteemed commentariat. They don’t reflect well on this blog but to be fair they were probably both penned during happy hour

    Reply
    • It’s quite possible pearlers have slipped through here, it’s hard to check everything all the time. And remember that there has been a history of comments being planted here and then used (tried to be used) against us. And sometimes screen shots are quickly taken before editing or removal of the comment.

      The standard and logicial thing to do if someone believes something defamatory has been published is to contact the publisher and ask for it to be taken down.

      If someone builds a collection over time and then publishes the comments themselves it suggests they have motives other than protecting their reputations.

      And if someone posts about comments on tiny website like this, while ignoring all the pearlers being posted at places with much more readership, like Kiwiblog, it also suggests motives other than protecting their reputations.

      If they have reputations to protect of course.

      They know all of this. They appear to me to have been trying to bully someone small because that’s what bullies do. Or they’re just being spiteful against those who criticise and expose them.

      Reply
      • Conspiratoor

         /  21st February 2020

        I would say the examples she has chosen belong in the ‘just plain nasty’ category rather than defamatory. And bullying is your perception, others might say she is simply responding in kind

        Reply

Leave a Reply to MaureenW Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s