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?



Peters: whisky and whine

You can tell when Winston Peters has arrived – when the bus motor is turned off the whining continues.

NZ First billboards inevitably got some attention:

But there’s still plenty of whine. He has moaning on RNZ this morning about how bad polls are – NZ First must be not doing well enough for him.

NZH: Winston Peters accuses Labour of stealing his party’s policy to re-establish the NZ Forestry Service

Labour’s pledge to set up a forestry service in Rotorua has been praised by a major timber processor.

However, NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused Labour of “dishonesty” and stealing his party’s long-standing policy to re-establish the NZ Forestry Service.

“The desperate two old parties are obviously rifling through our speeches and documents for ideas,” Peters said.

It’s common for different parties to have similar policies. And it has become more common for parties to poach policies to try to target voters. Whining about it just sounds sour.

Newshub: Winston Peters pulls out of minor parties debate

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has pulled out of tonight’s minor parties debate, saying if Labour and National see no value in attending, neither does he.

“I cleared my programme and accepted that invitation enthusiastically,” he said.

“Hence, I was astonished, on a general inquiry late Tuesday, to be told by them that neither Labour nor National had ever accepted the invitation.”

Newshub political reporter Jenna Lynch told The AM Show she was surprised Mr Peters assumed Bill English and Jacinda Ardern would be taking part, as it’s a minor leaders’ debate.

“You have to sort of question things if he didn’t realise that.”

Good grief.

Peters won’t lower himself to debate alongside the other minnows – he probably thinks that Ardern and even English a beneath his stature.

Perhaps he can have his own elder statesman debate, but he would probably whine his way through that too.

Alongside Ardern in particular he is looking way past his used-by date, and Shane Jones doesn’t help NZ First look like a party of the future.