One of the odd things from the last week of politics has been that we’ve noticed a surge in male readers coming onto The Daily Blog.
Our coverage over the way Identity Politic factions were attempting to destabilise Andrew Little last week seems to have struck a deep chord with many male readers who have never been on our blog before, so we welcome you and hope you enjoy the 40 best left wing and progressive bloggers in NZ critiquing the daily news and right wing narrative which makes progress for all impossible.
We’ve also had a jump in exiles from The Standard blog who were appalled at the way they were contributing to the friction. One poor bloke was banned for 3 years from The Standard for disagreeing with one of their bloggers.
A 3 year ban? Isn’t that a tad fascist? That’s something Trump would do.
We will contact the individual in question and offer them a blog here instead.
The Daily Blog is committed to a change of government in 2017 and we are far more focused on attacking the National Party and their enablers than banning people for 3 years who disagree with us.
Thank you for choosing The Daily Blog as your news blog of choice.
UPDATE: Dear old Gordon Campbell’s blog ‘Werewolf’ has followed up on a ridiculous blog claiming…
Bomber’s message is the one that women on the left have been hearing since time eternal ie, that they should keep quiet, remain patient until victory is assured, and – in the meantime – make sure their concerns and modes of expression don’t antagonise the heroes of the proletariat. Besides everything else, this looks like a failure of imagination. Is the Winston Wing of Labour’s support base – those heroic, hand-calloused members of the white working class that Bomber Bradbury and Chris Trotter always bang on about – really so immune to policy arguments pitched any higher than Greg O’Connor’s face on a campaign billboard, or Willie Jackson on the mike?
…with an equally risible post linked to this post claiming that everyone on TDB (including presumably Donna Miles, Christine Rose, Kate Davis, Professor Jane Kelsey, Dr Susan St John, Carmel Sepuloni and Aine Kelly-Costello) are misogynist Men’s Rights Activists who are on par with serial shooters.
What a load of desperate middle-class posturing. I am not saying anything of the sort Gordon, I am saying that Poto Williams, after promising the Labour Party that she wouldn’t undermine Andrew Little’s leadership on the Friday, then employed a PR firm on the Saturday to do just that, damaged Labour’s chances of getting elected and that some of the Identitarian Activist base seem more focused on purifying Labour than beating National.
For daring to criticise these people for undermining Andrew Little’s leadership we are now misogynist women haters. I’m not surprised that no one seems to have commented on your blog since January the 26th.
Anne Russell goes as far as to suggest that male bloggers on TDB be kidnapped, beaten, tied to a tree and threatened with their penises to be cut off…
Therefore, there is certain value in the rallying cry of Make Misogynists Afraid Again. The sorts of men who read TDB are afraid of exposure of their personal violence against women, of losing readership, of public ridicule. In the past, more unorthodox methods like the Mervyn Thompson controversy had a significant impact on university sexual harassment policies, which were implemented in the wake of the scandal.
…FFS. If Anne’s vicious and violent fantasy for us is where the progressive movement is headed, we have some serious problems.
This post about a surge in male readers wasn’t a flag flying moment for misogynists, it was to suggest that the vitriolic and vicious way some Identity Politic Activists were behaving online was incredibly alienating. We gave the poor bloke from The Standard who was banned for 3 years for suggesting the left should work together a blog, read it – and tell me if he also supposedly hates women.
The middle class activist base (including those writing for The Werewolf) don’t care if they cost Labour the election, what’s more important to them is their purity of membership for their tiny clique – the working classes, Maori, Pasifica and beneficiaries who can’t survive another 3 years under National are simply collateral damage for these middle class activist feelings of superiority.
It’s sad, it’s boring and it’s intellectually dishonest.
(I’ve blogged more on Anne’s weird desire for a violent sexual assault fantasy against us here).