MEDIAWATCH: NZME keeps asking toxically Woke Columnists to write for them and the results are glorious


Some clown at NZME keeps asking toxically woke NZ columnists to write for them, and hilariously the toxically woke columnists keep posting their ‘go fuck yourself I’ll never write for NZME’ responses on social media.

I think this is pre-deplatforming?

NZME are clearly panicked that they have lost so much political influence through their lack of columnists but the issue is NZME keeps putting them all behind their paywall.

The Daily Blog has a larger readership than the Herald Paywall!

So some kid, I’m assuming they are a kid, has been tasked by NZME with going and getting some left wing columnists and have instead stumbled on the toxically woke nest. The reason I think it’s a kid who has been sent out to do this, is because only the most naive child would hire toxically woke people and not think they would have those toxically woke columnists turn on them at some stage in the future.

Give them a platform to then turn around and deplatform your platform? Only a Millennial out of grad school couldn’t see that.

It also sets up the crazy situation that when NZME finally does launch with whatever new columnists they have, people will attack them for agreeing to write when all these others have refused.

The minefield of deplatforming and woke cancelation is playing out here and it’s glorious to watch.

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  1. The interesting thing is that the right, anti democracy, totalitarians and dictators, have worked out to appeal to left values, get them hooked via social media and MSM and then gradually start subvert the messaging.

    AKA they start off attracted to real left issues, but then bent into weird directions, via sophisticated brain washing, such as political left obsessions for trans at present, while oil companies continue to profit even more, as the planet burns.

    I know Greenies from way back, who now think nuclear power could be good and Covid vaccines are bad.

    They are being brainwashed through social media and now the schools.

    MSM now don’t want to employ real journalists because they are too expensive and trained to create real news, they instead contract it all out, and much of the cheap news is via social media is 4x likely to be incorrect and also for click bait.

    • There is something tragic about programmed partisanship expressing a wonky team meme about the programming of the other side, and in the process even misrepresenting which beliefs are identifiers of ‘side’.

      This is where tribalism leads in 2022 – complete, multi-polar incoherence.

  2. So you are telling me the likes of Simon Wilson, Hayden Munro and Shane Te Pou aren’t woke left. Fuck me dead. Who did they want writing for them Clint Smith and Greg Presland?

    Or was this a condition of their funding from the government?

  3. Sate Media have advantages in terms of:
    – Press passes
    – Ownership or air/radio waves
    – Government funding
    – Established news networks/correspondents
    – Ownership of printing presses
    – Studios
    – Large staff numbers

    They also have a lot of disadvantages which I can’t be bothered to list.. though, they all fall into the idea of; once you get to the top you become stagnate, set-in-your-ways, myopic, out-of-touch, inauthentic, unable to pivot and subsequently shoveling money into a failed business models/”journalists”.

    From TheDailyBlog to ThePlatform, new media will find themselves grow and attracting desperate politicians lol 🙂

    State Media just aren’t bringing home the numbers, let alone the demographics.

  4. So Martyn you say “don’t feed the woke”. And then you vote for the Greens, and promote Chloe as The Messiah.

    I don’t get it.

    • Because we imagine that they are a different party, one that cares about people & the environment. We’re wrong but we live in (deluded) hope.


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