This has just been brought to my attention…
…with all whispering campaigns, I think you need to confront such allegations head on.
Firstly, I have no idea who Olive Day or Sina Brown-Davis are, but attempting to hurt The Daily Blog’s ability to keep going by attacking our advertisers/sponsors is pretty serious and attempting to paint me out to be a hater of women is detestable and defamatory.
The only women I block on social media tend to be ones who are abusive. I have a pretty zero tolerance for that, and rather than partake in petty social media squabbles, I just block.
I hardly think that makes me a misogynist.
In terms of The Daily Blog – out of nearly 100 guest and permenant bloggers we’ve had on the site over the last 3 years – 5 female bloggers have left in dispute.
The first left because I wouldn’t allow her to attack a fellow blogger on the site.
The second left in solidarity with the first.
The third left because she didn’t like my connection to Kim Dotcom.
The fourth one left because she felt my not booking her fast enough to appear on Waatea 5th Estate was disrespectful to her.
And the fifth one left in solidarity with the fourth one and also because she felt I didn’t post her blogs up fast enough and because I asked her to re-submit a blog that had crossed the line into defamation.
TDB remains the 3rd largest Blog in NZ, it remains a place where unique progressive content and events are live streamed, it remains a place where progressive organisations can promote their causes and remains a place that has the largest diversity of voices of any blog in NZ…
Palestinian rights activist – Leslie Bravery
Cannabis reform advocate – Chris Fowlie
Human rights, justice and equality activist – Donna Miles-Mojab
Environmental activist – Christine Rose
Author and political commentator – Chris Trotter
Enfant Terrible of NZ First – Curwen Rolinson
Head of Pacific Journalism at AUT – Dr David Robie
AUT School of Communication – Dr Wayne Hope
Chairman of the Otara-Papatoetoe Community Board – Efeso Collins
Investigative Blogger – Frank Macskasy
Green Party MP – Gareth Hughes
Political Activist and Teacher – John Minto
Unionist Rights Activist – Kate Davis
Former Green Party MP & Human Rights Campaigner – Keith Locke
Economist – Keith Rankin
Labour Party Candidate and lawyer – Kelly Ellis
Homeless rights advocates – Lifewise
Labour Party MP – Louisa Wall
Political Cartoonist – Malcolm Evans
Human Rights Lawyer – Michael Timmins
General Secretary of Unite Union – Mike Treen
Deputy Mayor of the Auckland Super City – Penny Hulse
Public Academic and TPPA campaigner – Prof Jane Kelsey
Actor and commentator – Simon Prast
Child Poverty Action Group Economist – Susan St John
Unionist – Tali Williams
The Nomad – The Nomad
TV reviewer – Tim Selwyn
Wellington Activist – Sam Gribbon
Auckland based human rights activist – Siân Robertson
Unionist – Joe Carolan
Living Wage Campaigner – Annie Newman
Labour Party MP – Sue Moroney
Sex worker rights advocate – Ruby Joy
Co-leader of the Maori Party – Marama Fox
Protestor – Josie Butler
Prisoner Rights Advocate – Arthur Taylor
Paralympian – Aine Kelly-Costello
Artist and social commentator – LaQuisha St Redfern
New Green MP and anti-TPPA campaigner – Barry Coates
Arts reviewer – Genevieve McClean
I wouldn’t normally pay these types of social media smears any attention at all, but defaming me and attacking this blog’s ability to continue is something I will fight tooth and nail against.
The Right look for converts, the Left looks for traitors. Sometimes the Left is its own worst enemy.
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