Just yesterday I said
“As I see it, [Trevor] Mallard cops flak from haters and nutters simply for being part of Labour’s online presence…”
Here’s a case in point, from last night — via Cameron Slater and Twitter.
How it looks to me: A pair of adolescent drunken yobos (Clint Heine and anonymous ‘inventory2‘) hassling a public figure in a bar, then skiting to their mates (Whaleoil and Cactus Kate) that they annoyed him and got him to swear at them. Big woopsy-doos.
I think Mallard’s description of their oafish social media goading and provocation as ‘brainless shit’ is accurate — I’d add ‘malicious‘ and ‘misleading‘.
Then, this morning the fixated Cameron Slater sticks another pin in his Trevor Mallard voodoo doll, and selectively quotes only Mallard’s tweets — but that’s par for him, let me suggest. ‘I’m not a journalist’ he says, excusing his slanted ‘reporting’ [cough] remember? …
Peter, FFS, I’m not a journalist, I’m a partisan blogger, when will you fucking understand that?
… and calls Mallard ‘nasty Trevor’.
Read the interchange below in context and ask yourself who the ‘nasty’ party really was. (Hint: the dribbling, abusive trolls, in my opinion.)
What a waste of electrons.
TrevorMallard Trevor Mallard
@clintheine FFS u r thick. Willie and JT show not Winston’s show. He is not the host unlike @johnkeypm who gave @RadioLIVENZ $43m soft loan
13 hours ago
@TrevorMallard @clintheine @johnkeypm@RadioLIVENZ So Labour’s not going to complain about 90min of politicking?
@Inventory2 @trevormallard @johnkeypm@radiolivenz not surprised, Mallard was in Govt with Winston, both parties stole money for campaigning
@clintheine @trevormallard @johnkeypm@radiolivenz Yep; and the only way that Trev will be a Minister again is if Winston returns #add2and2
13 hours ago
Inventory2 Inventory2 @clintheine @trevormallard @johnkeypm@radiolivenz Yep; it must never be forgotten that a vote for Phil is a vote for Winston & vice versa
@Inventory2 @clintheine how about putting up a right wing troll with at least half a brain
@TrevorMallard @barnsleybill@inventory2 your half a brain not handling it? Go on then, do a Red Alert on us then. Intellectual cripple.
11 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone