Last night Giovanni Tiso and Russel Brown launched a twitter attack on myself insinuating I was an anti-Semite for an anti-capitalism Christmas image posted in the daily gallery section by the Daily Blog reposter. Here was the text of the image… …they claimed the image of the Santa to the left of that text was a Jewish caricature, I’m on holiday and asked if they could link through to something that highlighted their concerns as I hadn’t seen the post, they did and the image was removed. I was surprised with the venom of their twitter attacks as the meme was an anti-capitalism Christmas satire, and certainly wasn’t an anti-Semitism statement. What was most amusing was the total lack of a benefit of the doubt and just the defamatory assertion by Tiso and Brown that I and this blog are supposedly anti-Semitic. When Tiso was called racist for his attack on two Maori broadcasters by Donna Awatere Huata, I gave Tiso the benefit of the doubt that he wasn’t a double standards racist and when Russell Brown managed to con Maori TV into taking his shit circle jerk TV show, I gave him the benefit of the doubt that it would be more than an aging hipster interviewing his small circle of chums to pat each other on the back for their own sense of magnificence. I won’t be providing that benefit of doubt from now on, I relish the weekly opportunity to review Brown’s new show on Maori TV and question how and why Maori TV should be propping up a middle class white fog horn like Brown for his unique brand of pretentious wank, and Tiso’s sanctimonious whining has worn through any patience I once had with him. Insinuating people are anti-Semites is a tactic trick of the IDF, despite Tiso and Browns assertions, I am not an anti-Semite and this blog isn’t anti-Semitic, the image selected by the TDB reposter was an anti-Capitalism piece of satire. It was removed to stop any offense being taken and to end any opportunity by Tiso and Brown to denigrate this blog any more than they usually do. The right look for converts, the left look endlessly for traitors.
I have to offer my apology for this post. I misread what Russell & Giovanni had tweeted and am very sorry for the anger this generated. I was out of line, I thank The Little Pakeha for setting me straight on the timeline.
I ‘m terribly sorry for any offense caused and apologize for going off without giving you Russell and you Giovanni both the benefit of the doubt which I was calling for. I was out of line.
PLEASE NOTE: Cameron Slater AND David Farrar are both claiming to have a version of the image on their page, the website in the top corner of the image they are showing was not present in the image that was posted here. He has another version of the one that appeared here to make it look like an anti-Semitic poster.
Here is a copy of the original image that was posted here…
…the attempt by Farrar and Slater to sell this as Anti-Semistism was the reason I had a go at Tiso & Brown in the first place when I assumed they were just attacking me on Twitter and starting the usual Twitter feeding frenzy of abuse. I should have listened to Tiso & Brown’s criticism with a less angry ear, but I’m not letting a hate merchant like Slater and the Government’s pollster to use this as a free slap. They have purposely used an image that wasn’t the one actually posted here.