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Die MSM, Die – NZ Siouxsie Wiles edition (updated)

I’m going to put this post up even though I have absolutely no faith that it will have any effect on the likes of TV1 or the rest of the NZ media.

They are who I’ve always known them to be. Shills for the Left in general and now, with $105 million of government money in their pockets, whores for the Labour government.

However, since it is a blog that broke this story, and since I’ve always argued that blogs are needed as a counter to the MSM, this is worth supporting.

The story belongs to Cameron Slater at his blog, the BFD, New Zealander of the Year Siouxsie Wiles – Unmasked:

Please don’t go out and chat with a friend while you are out, Wiles said.

Don’t hang around and have a chat, connect in other ways. We’ve got phones, we’ve got Skype, we’ve got Zoom…we need to physically disconnect for a little while,” she said.

Stay away from people.

RNZ 18 August 2021

There’s more detail at the link about all the roles that Wiles has in advising the PM and her apparently huge media profile (never have I been more glad to be ignoring all this). Suffice to say that it sounds very similar to the case last year of British epidemiologist Neil “500,000 UK deaths” Ferguson, who got caught breaking his own lockdown rules by having his mistress cross London for regular bonking sessions. Something recently repeated by the UK Health Minister.

I expect these people to be hypocrites with double standards and rules-for-thee-but-not-for-me. In the USA last year Dr Fauci was caught at a baseball game yukking it up in close proximity with friends while a mask merely dangled off his ear. Beloved US Lefty icon politician, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was found putting a mask on for a group photo and then completely removing it as soon as the TV cameras were off. There was also California Governor Newsom’s maskless soiree at The French Laundry and Nancy Pelosi’s Napa Valley gathering of Democrat big wigs sans masks – aside from the waiters and the other little people servicing them of course.

So it goes with The Ruling Classes.

But at least in the case of Ferguson the British MSM had no hesitation in breaking the story. In NZ it’s different:

You may be wondering why it is The BFD that is making this public. The simple reason is that we are not part of the Prime Minister’s Team of $55 million. This story was given to 1News journalist Benedict Collins. After sitting on the story for five days he informed my source that they had spiked the story. The reason given was that it wasn’t a politician so there was no public interest in the story. Make no mistake, this story was suppressed by an editor at 1News.

As David Farrer says at his Kiwiblog link to this story:

If the person concerned with say an obscure ACT List MP (ie someone with no real power or influence), you can bet that TVNZ and all other mainstream media would be running this for days on end as a major story. But instead, they all ignore it.

Sure, David, sure. But do you expect them to change as a result of stories like this? DPF constantly links to them, providing them oxygen even as they die. There’s nothing to be done about the private sector MSM but the least a future National government can do is defund TV1, RNZ and NZ On Air. I assume that even Labour’s bribes will come to an end this year so we’ll see how many are left standing by 2023.

These people are not journalists. They’re Labour and Green Party operatives with bylines.


Ha ha. The other party has been identified. She’s Nicola Gaston, an associate professor at Auckland University. She’s been very outspoken about the need for hard lockdowns and that rules must be followed strictly.

She’s also a frequent contributor to NZ’s 21st century answer to The Listener, The Spinoff. Because of course she is.

These fucking people really do have it good in their insulated, self-protecting worlds where they get to tell everybody else how to live their lives with no consequences for themselves.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 10, 2021 at 12:06 pm

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  1. Should be a public relations disaster for both the pink hair and her supporter in chief and the 70 plus news massagers on the ninth floor, resulting in instant severance but alas the SLG does not have the cognitive ability to understand. H2 would have had the carcase well hidden beyond reach of media some time before Slater exposed it FIVE DAYS later after, as you said head of News at state TV Benedict Collins sat on it then declined to publish.


    September 10, 2021 at 10:22 am

  2. Please, rules are only for the “little people”. I’m amazed Greenpeace didn’t turn up and try to roll both of them back into the sea.


    September 10, 2021 at 11:40 am

  3. Last night there was an … “interesting” development involving a friend of a relative of mine. We’d always wondered where she got her information from, especially about the USA, and given her age and background I’d guessed some US MSM source like the NYT, WaPo, etc (she’s not a dumb lady).

    You can imagine how appalled I was to find out that she gets almost all her take on the USA from watching The View every day.

    She’s the perfect demographic for the show of course: absolutely their target audience.

    But FFS.

    Tom Hunter

    September 10, 2021 at 1:09 pm

  4. Well why are you surprised – the 21st century restrictions plague didn’t apply to the glitterati who attended Obama’s Birthday Bash in Martha’s Vineyard so why would it apply to them?

    That utterly hideous woman (and she is ingeniously ugly) is having her moment in the sun – her claim to fame before the virus was her hand wringing over the gender stereotypes in Lego people

    Her friend who hasn’t managed to coat tail the panic into as much public recognition and certainly not a New Zealander of the Year award has spent years fretting about science being sexist

    You can join them to that ghastly woman who went to Stuff appalled that old people who after weeks of house arrest celebrated by having a coffee with their friends UNMASKED and happy

    That sad little beta male Dr Baker probably comes in his pants every times he sees the masked queues of peasants slowly moving towards the supermarket entrance

    These people are having the time of their lives, to fucking stupid to realize they are clowns enjoying their fifteen minutes of fame and their only long term legacy will be as exceptionally silly people who are to be held in contempt and mocked


    September 10, 2021 at 1:15 pm

  5. Someone needs to call Project Jonah. There’s a rare pink haired whale stranded at Judge’s Bay.

    John JohnO

    September 10, 2021 at 2:12 pm

  6. I would venture that neither of these ladies has suffered any sort of economic hardship due to the lockdowns.

    State trough and all that.


    September 10, 2021 at 9:33 pm

  7. Explaining is losing Wiles, you were busted plain and simple, suck it up and if there is a shred of probity about you, that you have managed to keep well hidden, resign and disappear, you will not be missed in fact many will be far better off. You will however be the poorer as your star burns out and the extra dosh dries up.


    September 11, 2021 at 8:09 am

  8. Nicola Gaston is also president of the NZ Association of Scientists. How convenient.


    January 14, 2022 at 10:05 pm

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