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Ganging up on humour

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We have links to two satirical sites here at NM: The Civilian and Imperator Fish.

But I’d not heard of before now. Given their slogan (NZ’S Real Fake News) it looks like they’re trying to be the Babylon Bee of NZ.


Covid vaccine rates have climbed among gang members after their leaders have tried a new approach: threats of extreme violence. ‘It’s more in keeping with our culture,’ said Mongrel Mob leader Harry Munta. ‘The guys really get the point when we threaten to knee cap them with a tire iron. They turn up at the vaccine centre the next day.’

‘I got it done for my whanau, my community and my face. Harry was going to smash it in if I didn’t.’ said Rua Jones from the Taupo chapter.

‘Yes the mob have been very useful in motivating their members to get the jab,’ enthused one official from the Health Department. ‘We have learnt a lot from their methods. Next week we are starting a nation-wide campaign targeting the vaccine hesitant. The slogan will be: Get vaccinated or we will rip your arms out of your sockets and beat you to the death with them. We are sure it will be a big success.’

Taking a look at Chris Trotter’s two most recent articles (Introducing Mr Stick.and Why Is Labour So Frightened Of “Mr Stick”? (plus his commentators), I found myself not laughing at that last bit.

Written by Tom Hunter

October 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

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  1. NZ Herald commenters have been not very funny, either. See Covid 19 Delta outbreak: John Roughan – Jacinda Ardern’s positively kind campaign needs some steel, if you have access to premium.

    One lone commenter tries to counter the almost “hold them down and vaccinate them” herd mentality The Herald is almost promoting, and that brings out The Herald moderator! Not seen that before!

    Lucia Maria

    October 9, 2021 at 10:05 pm

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