- David Farrar showing WhaleOil how it’s done
- Negative credibility sux, eh @whaleoil? eh @dpfdpf?
- I’d double-check if they told me what day it was
- A study in spin. And Farrar lends a hand …
- Wailing about death threats, forgetting what they’ve written themselves
Yeah, we all know David is a National Party spin doctor, and has been employed for polling/advice/propaganda/pep-talks/training/driving lessons. (‘Gums for hire’, I call people like him, although they may do some of that stuff purely as a hobby.) He’s performed no doubt highly valuable work in various National Party leaders’ offices (Bolger, Shipley, English, Brash). No problem.
And I’ve always found David Farrar a far more likeable media manipulator than, say, that foaming RWNJ [redacted]. (Least-said-soonest-mended).
He did very well, I thought, on TVNZ’s Q&A ‘the panel’ hosted by Maggie-Barry-in-waiting a couple of weeks ago. (I mean it. It was a pleasure to watch.)
But I was struck by David’s odious effort today to smear a critic of the government’s electricity policy(?) I guess. I wasn’t paying attention until I saw David’s smear.
I don’t know the ‘target’ of David’s campaign. I’ve got no personal, political or other reason to defend him. But I have heard of David Farrar — some see David as a new media Goliath, if you’ll pardon the terrible pun. I think a shabby little hit-piece like that, a scruffy attempt at some sort of ‘Gotcha!’, demeans him.
Bleurgh, David. I’m filing your dreck away to soothe my conscience if the time ever comes for me to ‘savage’ you. 🙂
’til then …
Cheers, – P