Whaleoil is not NZ’s Breitbart

The Whaleoil blog does some good work. Cameron Slater takes pride in claiming the odd political scalp, and this pride is justified. However, it should not declare itself to be┬áNZ’s Breitbart. The site has an entirely different style to Breitbart, and the essence of that difference is that no one at Whaleoil is a Conservative.…

Peter the one eyed blogger

Peter Aranyi goes off on Cameron Slater. While much of the criticism is justified, especially in respect of Slater’s hypocrisy in publishing of the Bloomfield emails, why can’t Peter see Nicky Hager in the same light? Additional reading- Whale Oil loses appeal on name suppression charges

A question for John Stringer

I have never met John Stringer but I’ve been an avid follower of his blog and I have always seen his contributions to the political argument as having value. Seeing him on TV recently I have been impressed by his articulation and his sincerity. However I have to question his judgment and the judgment of…

Hooton- Slow week for news so I'll just bash Colin Craig

Matthew Hooton likes to think of himself as a right winger and I suppose considering the narrowness of the NZ political spectrum he’s reasonably correct. In the US he’d probably attract the label of Liberal. Like Cameron Slater, who also refers to himself frequently as right wing, Hooton is really a social progressive, with a…

Whale Oil on the skids financially?

One normally doesn’t speculate too wildly about things such as a commercial entity’s financial condition. It has a tendency to be self prophesying. However the Whale Oil Blog has speculated plenty on the financial condition of others. There have been a number of indications lately to the effect that things are getting a bit tight…