MEDIAWATCH: A salute to Duncan Greive who resigns from The Spinoff

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Duncan folds

The man who made woke identity political virtue signals such a money pit for NZ on Air has stepped down from The Spinoff Empire he has built.

In a very long and long and really long personal tribute to himself, Duncs has done more for the children of the Professional Managerial Class than any single other publisher in NZ history.

The mix of cancel culture deplatforming, promotional TV reviews of reality TV pretending to be critical alongside the militant angst of mummy bloggers ensured a wee slice of Wellington Woke was always on serve in Auckland.

Bless.

The millions and millions and millions Duncs was able to coax from NZ on Air for the most mediocre identity politics dogma will never cease to surprise and him standing down now means we will never be able to get an answer to that question, ‘doesn’t NZ on Air funding prohibit the owner of a platform and the content creator being the same person”?

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We’ll never hear the answer to that question now.

I think a canary that self identifies as a cat is officially the new owner of The Spinoff media kingdom as of this calendar date.

The Spinoff always felt like a desperately middle class Dinner Party in Khandallah where you are stuck between Guyon Espiner and Toby Manhire arguing with Emily Writes over who hates white men the most.

Duncan brought a level of professionalism to NZ on Air funding applications that has never been seen before in Auckland. His ability to tick boxes made The Spinoff one of the most important social engineering community noticeboards online between Wellsford and Pukekohe

Duncs loved the media, and the media loved him. Sure there were moments when The Spinoff falsely accused members of Labour from covering up a rape and destroying a young mans career by accusing him of rape in a story that fell over because the complainant was caught out lying on multiple occasions, sure, but you know, heteronormative cis male patriarchy, am I right?

And let’s not forget the petty and the tedious! Remember when poor old Guy Williams was cancelled for interviewing Leo Molloy?

Remember how poor old Guy had to grovel for being hilarious and was forced to condemn Louis CK as his penance for angering the Feminist Comedy Conclave?

Fun times. Good times. Belly laughs of joy for all.

The puritanical threat to launch a social media mob and Lynch you for crimes against the editorial teams top 5 reasons to hate cracker from that morning’s brunch in any Morningside Cafe was always prevalent as the citizens of Auckland scurried in perpetual fear, and for ten years Duncan Grieve, Lord Protector of Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Ponsonby and St Mary’s Bay, has gazed over his empire and now finds that he weeps for there is no more woke to conquer.

We salute Duncan’s time at The Protectorate, for no one will match his skill at NZ on Air funding applications.

So say us all.

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21 COMMENTS

    • Quick and genuine question @ Daryl.
      Why do you bother commenting on this site. And @ Sophora for that matter. It’s not as though you’re genuinely concerned for Martyn Bradbury’s mental welfare are you? If so, why?. Is it that you’re just a caring sharing sort of guy, or maybe because feigning concern makes you feel good. I’m genuinely curious.
      BTW (that’s ‘by the way) – I’m pretty sure he’ll be able to cope, and he won’t be too devastated if you don’t come back, just as you won’t be too concerned at having to spend any more emotional capital commenting any more.

    • Oh, another question if I could prevail on your obviously valuable time and gorgeous image and demeanour.
      Do you have a blog, or an internet presence where I could engage in some sort of intellectual discussion, or maybe even flick you a few up-tiks and likes?

    • Are you Loosehead Len’s young relative? This is a bitter brew, but then some like that taste – of beer.
      Duncs loved the media, and the media loved him. Sure there were moments when The Spinoff falsely accused members of Labour from covering up a rape and destroying a young mans career by accusing him of rape in a story that fell over because the complainant was caught out lying on multiple occasions, sure, but you know, heteronormative cis male patriarchy, am I right?

      • For forgiveness there has to be first judgment. But who commits, who judges, and then forgives – that is a moot question of reasonable values. Some people don’t attempt reason at all. Then there can be no forgiveness.

  1. Duncan Grievance complained that Sean Plunkett called him a “c-word”. Twice! Got off lightly, I’d say.

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