Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: This whole, glorious trainwreck

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  • Whaleoil,

    Oh and about the cabinet minister comment in About Town, not guilty.....wasn't me. Of course none of you will believe that but its the truth.

    Since Jan 2008 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Whaleoil,

    Rex, what was fascinating was that Pork Chop gushingly wrote about her without fact checking....something she is excessively prone to do.

    When the shortcomings of she who must not be named were pointed out that is when the lawyers letters started flowing. For a 23yo to start slinging lawyers letters around over repeating her own words and adding yeah right after them just makes one want to look a little closer at the stories she tells.

    When you look closer well they hold as much water as a promise from Michael Cullen on tax cuts.

    Since Jan 2008 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • davidamstalden,

    Really, Russell, you've brought it on yourself. This guy's a dick, nothing more and nothing less, so who cares what he posts on his blog? Just as long as it doesn't seep onto publicaddress. Please, don't contaminate yourself.

    New Plymouth • Since Mar 2008 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    So the issue here is, someone writing about the glitterati & socialites, is being false. I'm starting to see the irony.

    Wasn't that the theme to Cinderalla, A Knights Tale, & every teenage dream of being accepted by the cool croud & the fear of being found out?

    Whaleoil spends his time exposing 23yr old young women and attacking Russell for commenting on it because there are (snigger) more important things to do (LOL).

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    I wonder if this is the Curse of CSI striking again -- enormously fun television shows, but I have my doubts that any RW law enforcement agency could afford such surrealistically well-resourced omni-competent staff...

    One of the side-effects of CSI in the US has been to dramatically increase the profile of those units. Whereas before they drove from crime scene to crime scene in nondescript vehicles, now you can spot them hurtling down the highway in giant SUVs with CRIME SCENE ANALYSIS UNIT emblazoned on the side, and wandering around in cool jackets that similarly announce their presence.

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    Really, Russell, you've brought it on yourself. This guy's a dick, nothing more and nothing less, so who cares what he posts on his blog? Just as long as it doesn't seep onto publicaddress. Please, don't contaminate yourself.

    I concur. "Never pat a burning dog" springs to mind.

    Osterreich • Since Nov 2006 • 461 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh how hugely funny. Russel won't link to my blog but easily links to a radical, lesbian, man hating, christian hating website.

    Which I am far from sure is real, actually ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18964 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Talking about glorious train wrecks, for once I wish Sean Plunket had gone feral on Winston Peters. While I do try and avoid parlour psychoanalysis, it was awe-inspiring getting a guided tour around the delusional landscape that is Peters' head. I don't know what's more scary: The idea that he's a pathological and habitual liar, or the possibility that he really believes even half the shit that comes out of his mouth.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Semmens,

    "...And then Mrs Whaleoil wades in:

    I question whether you on the other hand have any standards of decency at all.

    You brag about the lesbian orgies..."



    Truly, Cameron Slater is a man lucky in marriage.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1811 posts Report Reply

  • Judi Lapsley Miller,

    Russell said

    Am I the only one who, on hearing that the police had arrested an Iraqi man over the Vogel lane apartment stabbings -- but could only identify the sex of one of two corpses -- thought "fuck me, this is a weird spell we're going through"?

    Did anyone else do a double-take when this story broke and TV3 news' first live cross had the banner "Homocide"? Still not sure if it was an innocent typo or a macabre pun... Was fixed by the second live cross.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Mark,

    The "Whaleoil" post - who cares Russell? What was the point of even referring to it? It is just not important and I would have thought someone of your calibre would not waste typing about such an irrelevant weird blogger. Are we now going to get you quoting some of Martyn Bradbury's bizarre conspiracy theories on quiet days? My God, there is just so much more important things happening to blog about.

    Since Dec 2006 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    As much as I admire a freak show, surely a guy like that should best be ignored until he goes away.

    Oh I dunno. WO seems to be a useful channel for some folks. Similar to the way Wishart is useful.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1616 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Whaleoil spends his time exposing 23yr old young women and attacking Russell for commenting on it because there are (snigger) more important things to do (LOL).

    And Shep nails it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1563 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Lighten up Mark,

    There may be more important things going on but RB posted this on a Sunday. Surely the end of the world isn’t that imminent that we can’t all have a chuckle on a Sunday??

    BTW, I’m thinking The Hairy Armpit is a fictional creation of a right-wing blogger in order to wind up his mates. It just ticks too many boxes.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    There may be more important things going on but RB posted this on a Sunday. Surely the end of the world isn’t that imminent that we can’t all have a chuckle on a Sunday??

    That was my thinking. I've even posted a serious-ish blog this morning ...

    BTW, I’m thinking The Hairy Armpit is a fictional creation of a right-wing blogger in order to wind up his mates. It just ticks too many boxes.

    Yes, quite possible. Which would make the flame war even funnier.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18964 posts Report Reply

  • Kracklite,

    Talking about glorious train wrecks, for once I wish Sean Plunket had gone feral on Winston Peters. While I do try and avoid parlour psychoanalysis

    Aw, go on! It's fun.

    Purely speculatively, I am not a psychiatrist and neither do I play one on TV yadda yadda, but my money's on Sociopathy of some form. Dissocial personality disorder looks like a possibility.

    The Library of Babel • Since Nov 2007 • 980 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I'm a blogger and I happen to be good at it

    How does someone type that with a straight face?

    Translation: I'm a dick, and proud of it.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6205 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I was getting a weird deja vu feeling about this situation and I just remembered who I was reminded of: L** S***.

    L** was a troubled young lady who had 15 seconds of fame a few years ago due to her antics on NZ Idol, Craccum magazine and some amateur porn. She ended up being raked over the coals in the Something Awful forums. It didn't make her go away.

    While WO obviously feels that he must out this new girl as a terrible person who - gasp - made up/exaggerated some biographical details, I suspect that the attention will fuel her need for attention. While ignoring isn't as much fun, it would be a more effective response.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1861 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    (That was a strange formatting result with the asterisks.)

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1861 posts Report Reply

  • rodgerd,

    You know, this is the only time I've read Hard News and felt my IQ dropping as a result.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 512 posts Report Reply

  • casahuia,

    Clearly, you are not apprised of Whaleoil's astonishing foray into the land of the gossip queens

    I won't thank you for bringing this into my realm of consciousness! I get more than my quoto of gossip and schadenfreude from unintentional glimpses of the TVNZ "news"!

    Its all just a bit insignificant surely!

    Speaking of schadenfreude...I just love it when Winnie the Pooh comes unstuck and especially in such ironic circumstances. He really is the Court Jester of NZ Politics!

    Since Feb 2007 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Charlie Brookers piece in the Grauniad this morning is about how by writing an article that poked the nest of the mad-as-fuck (in this case 911-denial-denial), he substantially boosted the paper's traffic and search engine placings.

    Perhaps this is the route for content - for Russell to make money fast he needs more mentions of Britney Spears nude videos, stores with New Zealand iPhones still available and the reason Antoine Dixon is being retried.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4463 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Sociopathy of some form.

    I'm told there's a version of the actual psychopathy diagnosis tool designed for businesspeople and so on rather than criminal offenders.

    I also believe there's a personality disorder called "Narcissism".

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1096 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    WhaleOil? SoloPassion? What is the Right cumming too? Damnit, I daren't close my eyes now.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4875 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    This post by Russell is nothing more than an attempt to avoid blogging about Labour's parlous poll ratings and Winston's nefarious funding activities.

    parlous poll ratings? they look better each day, move over willieoil we're comin' through.
    Winston's nefarious funding activities.? Whatever.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4875 posts Report Reply

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