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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Extra! Extra! SH featured in MIS Magazine!

Storm on the internet
By Darren Greenwood
A great man, I'd say...
At the start of the general election campaign, Labour Minister Trevor Mallard accused the National Party of being bankrolled by rich Americans, and the mainstream media reported the allegations.

A rebuttal, however, occurred in the "blogosphere" as writers of 'weblogs' or blogs posted links to past newspaper stories of Labour receiving financial backing from an Australian billionaire.

The Sir Humphreys blog (sirhumphreys. blogspot.com) went further, linking the business interests in China of Labour's benefactor, the government's desire for a free trade agreement with China, and posted a recent picture of Helen Clark and the billionaire at a public event in Auckland.
The post he's talking about is here.
Highlighting the partisan nature of blogs are Sir Humphreys and Frogblog.

Sir Humphreys started in March 2005 by the mysteriously-named Antarctic Lemur, who created the Labour Scandals blog, with eight other co-writers who highlight issues they claim are "neglected" by the mainstream media.
And still the Lemur remains anonymous. Tincanman caught a glimpse of me when I was picking up his donated PC, but we didn't exchange names. Teeheehee. I think he was surprised I was a happy person rather than some disgruntled guy carrying a minigun.

Anyway - many thanks to Darren for giving us such a prominent place in his article.

Aaron Bhatnagar and
Jordan Carter have also written posts on this.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/07/2005 03:26:00 pm

11 Comments:

Anonymous tincanman said...

Your secret is safe Al. Besides... you know where I live.

9/07/2005 03:39:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Very true. And what a bastard it was to get there. It turned out a previous user of my map book had ripped out that very page.

9/07/2005 03:44:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

That's because tncanman captured the poor bastard, cooked him and canned him. Of course he had to tear out the page.

9/07/2005 03:47:00 pm  
Anonymous tincanman said...

Wouldn't want them to find out where I buried the body... Soilant Green, anyone?

9/07/2005 03:51:00 pm  
Anonymous tincanman said...

Bugger. Subconscious (ass)ociation. Soilant = soil = burial despite the poor bastards canned status. Ignore me.

9/07/2005 03:52:00 pm  
Blogger Murray said...

He used sneer quotes at you AL.

He still one of them.

9/07/2005 04:27:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Murray - perhaps the editor did it. The opening paragraphs contradict the scare quotes in a big way.

Most readers of that article will be unaware Labour accepted a massive donation from a man who financially benefited from Labour's free-trade negotiations with China.

9/07/2005 04:39:00 pm  
Blogger Murray said...

That would the the "neglected" part of the MSM news :o)

9/07/2005 05:24:00 pm  
Blogger darren said...

AL is right, the editor did it.
Editors change things for various reasons. They might not agree with something or there might not be the space for everything in its full glory.
There was some trimming of Sir Humphrey's quotes, as with other sections. And on reflection, it seems that some impact and clarity was lost.
But AL is right, a new audience now knows about Sir Humphreys, Clarks China connection, etc.
Interestingly enough, NZBC sees me as part of some vast right-wing conspiracy. I have posted a long comment there.

9/07/2005 07:07:00 pm  
Blogger Rob O'Neill said...

Yes, I was going to edit it for space, Darren. Take out every second word, like we editors usually do, and throw the rest up in the air and see where they landed!

Then I realised this was the "internet" and you don't have to do that. You can even get it on your computer these days!

9/07/2005 07:43:00 pm  
Blogger darren said...

You are so right Rob,
but the version we put online
is the version we put in print.

9/07/2005 08:17:00 pm  

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