Gerard Otto Facebook: The blue ribbon media dog and pony show

The blue ribbon media dog and pony show

It wasn’t long ago, only a week ago, that Brad from the flat was pumping fear into the hearts of listeners that the RBNZ would raise the OCR by 50 basis points and Brad wailed some Banks were saying that’s not the end of it neither. It could sky rocket even higher gasped Brad at the blonde AM host who told him he is always right.

But as we all know now – Brad was WRONG again.

Brad seems more of a misleading economist than a leading one and every week it’s “Doom and Gloom” from Brad about the economy no matter how well we are doing.

Nobody in our media ever says – hey Brad you got that wrong again – which is too many times – isn’t it time we gave you a pink slip or at least a slap across your fat head?

The fact this has not happened suggests there’s probably very good reason to keep Brad on – like a useful idiot – especially if there was some sort of political bias in the newsroom and Brad was saying what a Nat aligned audience wanted to hear.

Brad frequently appears to be saying whatever suits Christopher Luxon in an election year and here at G News we look forward to Brad’s National Party aligned messaging every Monday morning cos it’s always delivered with much pseudo authority and jargon.

As if Brad actually knows something.

Don’t question his authority.

This morning Brad said eligibility for Super should go up to 67 as long as we “support” those who find it too hard.

Yes it was easy for a young kid in a shoddy suit spouting Nat messaging to say – long before the arthritis and worn out limbs and joints kicked in.

Brad clearly had no idea what it is like to grow old…and so this was all arbitrary figures on a spreadsheet to him, but to thousands of New Zealanders this stuff mattered.

Brad and National were suggesting a huge amount of suffering and a wealth transfer from the working classes again, putting large weights on people’s backs and cracking the whip.

Leading the pack with Brad was that former tobacco salesman and perceived snap chat creep – bleating about “the right thing to do”.

Here was National wanting to steal $98,000 from the retirements of all voters under the age of 44 – because “it’s the right thing to do” and “It’s the moral thing to do” according to Chris Bishop but National could not show us the money to support the need for this anyway, not if we keep paying into the Super fund.

Carmel was correct that the commitment to keep the eligibility for Super at 65 was a line drawn in the sand – and it did force this new conversation on media who were expecting something new.

“What is this? Is it new? Well throw it away then if it’s not new, it must be new or it’s nothing”, was the media hot take attitude and this served as a way to play down this big election issue and keep it out of the mind of voters as much as possible.

We saw that same kind of cold water treatment from both NewsHub and TVNZ 1 News newsrooms and later on Claire Trevett at the NZ Herald joined the choir and sang loudly that there “was nothing new to see here”, whether it was about the age of entitlement to Super or the Apprentice Boost being made permanent.

Meanwhile none of them said National’s flip flop on housing was not new and some even suggested it was all about change – concluding that Labour equals nothing new and National equals change.

The back bending to suck up to the Nat’s knows no real bounds amongst our TV broadcasters really and haven’t we all been impressed with Jessica’s poll – that she implies all sorts of spurious conclusions from like a person that never did STATs 101?

Swallowing misleading narratives in the MSM is okay – but it’s not okay when social media does it – according to MSM who then shower themselves with awards for investigating that sort of thing on social media – sponsored by Voyager.

This morning we watched chumpy BeenADick hee hawing with Anna over “nothing new” and whether it was really worth it going to a Labour Congress and good old BeenA Dick decided yeah it was kind of okay to stick to the basics for Labour.

Stepping back from all of this – it’s plain to see a clown show in our media who are fighting the Government tooth and claw with fear, uncertainty, doubts and trivial shallow analysis which is frequently so far off target it’s like watching those dirty dishes stack up – while Brad stands before the fridge and says whatever National says.

Media are so focused on attacking Labour they don’t know how to adjust to an election year…and it shows in the rubbish they project onto New Zealand audiences.

Kay from Advertising says there is no media bias and because Cameron Slater is biased and G News is biased the truth is always in the middle and media are perfect, wronged by lop sided criticism.

Media do need to accept some criticism and here at G News we think ( Me and the late Mr Louis ) that the answers are in the details, which we focus in upon as often as possible.

Like what the RBNZ actually said in it’s latest MPS, what the actual affordability of Super at 65 really is over the next decades if we keep contributing to the Super fund, like why making Apprentice Boost permanent is very valuable for New Zealand and why media mocking that – is counterproductive.

Its probable Kay from Advertising thinks Cameron Slater is right on the money in some regards – and her truth is not the same as the objective truth backed up by facts that stand alone.

You know how cognitive bias only applies to others Kay.

Anyway I’m interested in your thoughts about the dog and pony show we have all seen over the past seven days and especially Brad, Jenna, Jessica and BeenADick.

The blue ribbon media dog and pony show

G 🙂


Gerard Otto Facebook: Late Night Wrap

Today’s speech by Chippy wasn’t really covered in any depth by either TV News channel who instead deployed their usual tweedle dumb political editors to make snide snappy takes, more shallow than a saucer of snark and full of wanky media expectations.

Concision was the winner and an informed public the loser as per usual with Jessica and Jenna.

They clearly had high hopes and firm expectations for something fresh and new but were gutted like soft flesh snapper with the Apprentice Boost extension into permanency.

Erica flicked her hair, like a poser in a salon, grumpy that it was all just a revamp…and tweedle dumb political editors agreed.

Yet neither remarked that this scheme had seen a 61% increase in apprentices over the past three years and neither covered it’s benefits like addressing skill shortages and lessening the reliance on overseas labour.

TVNZ and Three at Six omitted things like :

” Since we launched Apprenticeship Boost in August 2020, we’ve supported more than 57,000 apprentices to stay in work and train towards their apprenticeship qualifications. The number of young apprentices has increased by 45 percent. The number of Māori apprentices has increased by 71 percent. The number of Pacific apprentices has increased by 97 percent. And the number of women in apprenticeships has increased by 112 percent. That’s more plumbers, builders, mechanics, engineers, hairdressers, drain layers, gas fitters, welders, panel beaters, and sparkies.”

Instead they scoffed at this typical cyclical Labour idea.

Jessica and Jenna made it clear they wanted a brand new idea and Chippy later said – the Budget had a few of those, but the shallow ones remained unimpressed.

They also compared Chippy to Jacinda rather than to Christopher Luxon in order to tall poppy the boy from the Hutt, cut him down a level, position him as stagnating, pretend it was all an “everyman persona”, you know the snark.

“Willing to go where Jacinda didn’t – on the attack” said Jenna and how Jacinda got a longer clap and had more hype.

Yet the speech itself began by Chippy acknowledging how he was standing on the shoulders of giants – as he rattled off milestones made by Savage, Fraser, Nash from the Hutt, Big Norm, Helen Clarke and of course world famous PM Jacinda Ardern who had led with kindness, humility and strength.

This was about honouring the greats and those who valued their contribution to our way of life in New Zealand today.

The TV coverage seemed in too much of a hurry for any real substance,and just reminded people why we need better broadcasting.

Jenna and Jessica skipped over all the things Labour did under Jacinda’s leadership, like the 77 thousand children pulled out of poverty, free lunches in schools, NZ history in schools, the Matariki Holiday etc etc…the long list goes on and on …not to mention the challenging times we all faced – because well – it wasn’t news to them really.

Yes this very media practice about newsworthy angles maintains the “goldfish 12 second memory” of DumbTown who still insist Jacinda delivered nothing.

Clap clap for the big brain on DumbTown.

Chippy talked about the multiple challenges we all faced as a nation over the past years while Jenna and Jessica were bored out of their tweedle dumb minds – waiting for Chippy to use an “Attack line de jour” like “The Coalition of cuts” in order to feed the concerted media attack that “Labour were just talking about National and nothing else”.

Yet Chippy also talked about the work we still had to do and his vision to make the country Healthier, wealthier, cleaner, and more successful than it’s ever been before. One that works for all not just the wealthy.

OMG unlike you know who.

Yes media sought to censor and shame Labour for clearly stating the consequences of a “Coalition of Cuts” like – driving down wages, pretending Climate Change is not happening, meddling with Super and slashing spending on public services we all rely upon.

How dare the commoners attack our precious favourite elite political party – was the tone from both newsrooms.

Sure enough Jessica wanted to articulate any reference to Chippy’s parents and domestic life as “Getting to know him” and there was a montage of clips where other Labour MPs talked about Chippy’s habits and lifestyle choices. Which all really added up to – trying to make something authentic look as fake as Christopher Luxon – but only Jessica was buying that.

There was some real moments of gratitude for the great work of Grant Robertson who had consistently gotten the balance right, when opposition parties wanted to spend more during Covid, Grant got the balance right, when the opposition wanted to invest too little and bring on austerity – Grant got the balance right…etc etc etc…something neither Jenna nor Jessica could stomach really being far too cool for school in some Press Gallery clique mindset.

We’ve got to remember these Press gallery people film Grant eating at every budget and they operate on a very petty level.

Kelvin was thanked for bringing people together and the relationship between Crown and Maori was given a mention – but not on your news channels – hell no.

There was mention by Chippy about the role of leadership :

” I believe the role of leaders is to light the path forward, not exploit the fear that comes from the darkness of uncertainty.”

Something no TV Network would touch, oh no no no. Gotta keep that one under the carpet.

The biggest thanks went to Jacinda and there was a long applause for her and rightly so. How wonderful she was – but Jenna snarked at Chippy over this.

She got a longer clap or some such childish petulance.

Chippy talked about Education and the negative impact National had had upon it …and all the tangible things Labour have delivered, yet of course TV had no time for any of that.

The track record could not be repeated or reinforced – ain’t nobody got time for that when concision is the winner.

It was true that Labour and Chippy know how to lead a country and Christopher Luxon does not.

It’s also true that the Labour team are battle hardened now and ready.

You can trust Labour but you can’t trust National.

Labour roared Bring it On !!!

Yes it was rousing stuff.

Nothing timid about it.

It’s fair to say, you had to watch the speech yourself online to really get a real sense of it – rather than just taking the tall poppy concise snark from TV News in this country.

As for Chris Bishop and his “Housing Flip Flop” – Labour value the bipartisan agreement that National dishonoured today – and Megan Woods sought some kind of explanation for National’s sudden bad faith actions.

Labour were thinking of all the interested industry stakeholders now made uncertain by National by its knee jerk political posturing.

Deep down I was impressed with Chippy today and think all he said was based on solid facts.

It’s a shame our media let us down so badly at these times but increasingly the deep down truth is getting out there anyway.

Late Night Wrap

G 🙂

Gerard Otto Facebook: Standing on top of Mount OCR and Brad from Infometricks gets it wrong again

It was all bad news for Christopher Luxon and Nicola Willis yesterday when Adrian Orr explained that 5.5% was the projected peak OCR rate cos it made all their post Budget speeches about “Higher for longer” interest rates look utterly dishonest and misleading.

Christopher wasn’t expecting 5.5 per cent as the projected peak for the OCR and Nicola did not want to talk about how the RBNZ expects rate cuts from the third quarter next year.

That’s bad news for National but good news for mortgage holders.

Yes the climb up the Mount OCR is projected to be over, we’ve reached the top and now it was time to take a good look around at the damage and resilience of it all.

Brad had gotten it badly wrong by paying too much attention to “Market Expectations” instead of doing those dirty dishes.

The doom and gloom every Monday morning from Brad was almost always wrong and now people just laughed like he was some kind of chucklehead.

TVNZ misreported interest payments in a Kantar polling period stating that people were paying $6K per fortnight in interest at 6.7% on a $500K mortgage and as you know that’s equivalent to paying about $150,000 in interest per year ha ha.

They would’ve gotten away with suggesting 6.7% was 30% if it had not been for a storm of complaints mid bulletin which made them mumble a belated correction.

It is getting harder for National to blame Grant Robertson when people see that the Reserve Bank contradict National’s rhetoric and say things like fiscal policy is more of a friend than a foe to monetary policy.

They are both contracting demand in harmony.

Yet everyone in DumbTown ( especially Fran ) automatically said Grant was banging his foot on the accelerator while Adrian was jamming on the brakes.

More like Grant and Adrian were a finely tuned Formula One team bringing down inflation together. Box box.

Such was the breathless stupidity of our media who lapped up whatever Nicola and Christopher spoon fed them as if they were beyond criticism in an election year.

Chris Bishop had rushed to post that swap rates had gone up straight after Budget 2023 but today the flapping flounder is avoiding talking about the big fall in swap rates.

A surprised New Zealand sharemarket rallied nearly 1 per cent after the Reserve Bank indicated it was done with raising interest rates.

Thomas, Jack, Luke and Brad did not see that coming as they slugged back hypothetical shooters all week and now had to change their positions to address the big reality hangover.

Meanwhile Christopher called it a “kick in the guts” even though the 25 basis point increase was already priced in and Adrian did not expect to see Banks raise their rates as a result.

Christopher now just looked like total clown trying to fool idiots.

“He’s making videos of himself about how the Government gave out electricity saving tips and how you could not make this up”, said an organic punga.

“AI can give you some strange results”, said a flax bush unsurprised that Luxon had made himself unwatchable.

Yes Grant did a bang up job of Budget 2023 as Christopher and Nicola shat in their own shoes over clawing back $5 Prescriptions , slapped their own faces over “higher for longer” interest rates, and looked pretty dumb about “The Blowout Budget” when their own $8 Billion tax cut policy had blown out by $1.5 Billion.

Today Nicola will turn up at the Finance and Expenditure Committee today where she will impersonate the fictional Wicked Witch of the East before Adrian’s house lands on her.

Yes it should be fun watching Nicola try to attack Adrian when we’ve reached the top of Mount OCR and soon we’ll start coming down as all the interest sensitive parts of the New Zealand economy are yielding.

“Do you think anyone will notice she’s been talking shit for all this time?”, asked an organic punga.

“Not if Jessica can help it”, replied a flax bush.

Tonight’s focus won’t be on the good news about reaching the top of Mount OCR – but the results of Jessica’s Kantar poll after Budget 2023.

“The close election thing is outrageous really”, said G from G News, “Clearly Grant and Adrian have done us proud while Christopher and Nicola have been talking shite. It beggars belief that sane, rational New Zealand swing voters support such clowns”

It suits media to have a close election race and nothing excites Jenna and Jessica more as they get to star in some weird simplistic non reality full of hypothetical shooters.

Adrian was visibly pleased that we’d reached the projected top of Mount OCR and now it was all about watching and waiting, fingers crossed there’s no more global economic shocks as inflation declines, mortgage rates slowly come back down and National try to maintain their misleading narratives which are increasingly ridiculous.

Grant was correct when he said on NewsHub The Nation that he did not expect Budget 2023 would cause the RBNZ to push up the OCR by 50 basis points cos he knew that fiscal spending was acting to contract inflation over the next years.

If only our media were better educated and not so easily misled by misleading economists like Brad.

Imagine if media were up to speed instead of a pack of child gossips?

Maybe tonight’s Kantar Poll will reflect what’s really going on but this should not even be a close race. It’s time to show Brad the door and for media to get onboard with the facts.

Standing on top of Mount OCR


G 🙂

Gerard Otto Facebook: Satire – Christopher cannot sleep

Two hours later and Christopher’s video of himself spinning meaningless words about Grant’s Budget – still only had 81 likes on Christopher’s FB page – but the trouble was 29 of them were people laughing at him.

Laughing at him – after Mr Cliché had said stupid things like we need a plan for growth when – we are already growing at a forecast rate of 3.2% and – we need disciplined spending – despite all the savings Labour are already making via reprioritisation.

The egg had proven he was selling us soap powder and taking us all for fools.

Heck inflation will be down to under 3% by the end of 2024, so why was this jive turkey gaffing on about some jack-shit conceptual four point economic plan without any beef in the sandwich?

Where is the beef?

New Zealanders weren’t just unimpressed with the pocketman, talking jibberish and expecting to be crowned king.

They were fed up to the back teeth with it.

Oh they had seen him in Te Puke, taking his elite holiday every July, seen him hiding the Uffindell report, seen him try to cancel Labour Day, seen him diss New Zealand overseas, seen him Mata you know Rangi, seen him “Little Experiment” Te Tiriti, seen him propose inflationary tax cuts at the worst possible time, seen him in those baggy trousers with Richie, laying flowers for photo ops, posing for selfies renting a crowd, sitting on a table before Maori, being called a DICKHEAD by school children and all that Black Mercedes, bottom feeding fake photo op crap …but today he was pure tedium and people had seen more than enough now.

National voters mostly could not stand him.

Nature abhors a vacuum and Christopher was sucking our will to live.

He was a deadly bore.

But worse, National and Act were lame ducks quacking and flapping in circles, unable to form a government.


Deep down all Nat trolls felt the icy grip of this undeniable reality rip their blackened hearts out of the selfish chests – and as their minds screamed in demented horror – they heard the tolling of the bell – and it tolls for thee…

Three more years

Three more years

Long salty tears

Three more never ending years

Yes all Nat voters now waded through marshes of deep despair for they knew the inevitability of the coming failure – balls to bone – deep as ditches – Chippy was the man and Labour had the plan ….

The egg was fried.

Power Denied.

Shoulda retired.

Sad and tired.

Such words echoed in the mind of Sue O’Neil and Jules Hill and all the other semi-illiterate Nat trolls scampering on all fours around the internet as they crashed about and staggered onto G News …only to ramble incoherently – without direction, banging into grammar, punctation, tripping over facts, incoherent and without anything credible to say.

Without real hope.

The game was up.

It was no use trolling anymore said the writing on the wall.

Three more years, down in the bowels of opposition, seething in the lava pit of equity resentment while Labour guided us all through to a better future.

The fury of the old gold denied it’s privilege burned now like a magnesium flare as the elite thrashed about like angry trout in a bucket of loserdom.

They only had themselves to blame for their shallow selection processes and uncaring materialism.

Christopher had made National a utter laughing stock today and long time supporters now crossed the road, punch drunk and cringing like raw lemons unable to escape the glass.

Luxon dipped to a preferred PM nadir – and even Nicola refused to respond to probing media questions.

You want the truth?

Nicola can’t handle the truth.

She blocked questions asking if it was true that Auckland business leaders had approached her with concerns about Luxon’s ability to become prime minister?

Come now Nicola let us speak frankly there’s only five months?

Why do you feed the truth through a mincer?

Unable to indulge in the painful truth, the CatsBum had fled the scene and now Christopher looked painfully isolated as National went through the same old standard operating procedures, playing out the script while the cameras rolled, but each dying inside – like they were all Barbara Kuriger under a pale street light on a dark and stormy night watching the cattle cut their hooves on the grate.

The kiss of Judas sealed the deal

And billionaires shifted uneasily in their chairs as whisky flowed still in crystal before shattering like dreams of influence and advantage.

Christopher left the room and somewhere out there his ego screams in the hollow winds of this pointy reckoning.

A fat head tosses and turns upon a silk pillow, as the mask of smuggery hangs flacid on the bedpost and Greed sits in a nighty on the end of the mattress but not tonight Josephine.

Three more years is not an option so when to cut and run?

Perhaps South America and a new life?

The red lights on the dash kept flashing and no amount of money could make them go away.

Tomorrow is just the same as any other day.

Make it go away. Make it go away.

Satire – Christopher cannot sleep

G 🙂


Gerard Otto Facebook: Why is National Losing?

Why is National Losing?

Only days ago Jules Hill said the immortal words on G News :

“Oh Gerald, bless your stupidity or rather refusal to accept the inevitable, labour are sinking like the titanic, they are hoping that the resuce boats come in the form of The Maori Party and Green lunatic fringe, this is funny as hell to watch…”

Yes Mr Hill had swallowed the same mistaken belief that many National Party MPs also swallowed, that bashing female Maori MPs for a month would somehow propel the right block far into the lead, but alas, for there was a wet patch on their sheets and the mark of the failing flapping flounder on the floor.

“The flounder flipped into a resuce boat here”, said an organic punga looking at resuce tracks in the sand.

“He would have gotten away with it if it hadn’t of been for his shocking spelling”, said a Flax Bush noting the resuce boat had sunk straight after that Reid Research poll.

Supreme Nat Campaign strategist Chris Bishop had denied his mother in law was part of his family to get away with a renting scam and he had claimed a non existent Agency who worked with the homeless – had “worked with National” to formulate their no cause eviction policy, but this standard level of utter dishonesty was not the problem worrying National Party MPs.

The problem was how National could not form a government AFTER National had thrown most of their Dirty Politics Mud filed in their top drawer at the Government.

National were still losing after all that effort – and all the dirty smears and scandals fell harmlessly to the ground like blue cataracts falling from Chris Rodenski’s eyes.

“Chris Rodenski to the Information Desk”, announced an organic Punga laughing through a megaphone.

“Why are you losing Chris Rodenski?”, said a flax bush grabbing the megaphone off the hysterical plant.

Yes the flapping flounder had failed to make any progress and dear Christopher was sliding into the well of “Rod moy Lups , eye wool be your glorious Loyder”….

You know, “The gummint eye loyd…” and all that crazy talk that only Nat trolls take seriously.

Nat trolls ran about blindly, banging into walls, and tripping over facts, and stumbling at even the smallest nuance, due to a massive overestimation of their own superior intelligence – as Janine Louis screamed “Your delusional!!!!!!” unaware why so many Kiwis cackled and howled with laughter back at her.

Everyone but Christopher Luxon knew Luxon was part of the deep set Nat problem as he lashed out on his FaceBook page about how government spending had increased since 2017 when the economy was 6% smaller than it is today.

“Talk about being frozen in time”, said an organic punga.

“Rod Kane says Labour has destroyed the economy when the IMF and Credit Agencies say we are doing very well”, remarked a flax bush.

Clearly Christopher had left the counterfactual unexplored – like would it have been a good thing if Government Spending had not grown along with the economy over the past six years? The best health response to Covid was the best economic response and we all know National had run down our school infrastructure, our hospital infrastructure, done nothing about Climate Change, closed down Police Stations, got rid of rape crisis centres, failed to give decent increase to benefits and the minimum wage, reduced AID to the Pacific, underfunded RNZ, and failed to invest in decent wages for Teachers, Nurses, Doctors, and rail and ferry networks etc.

All of which would have to be fixed by Labour.

Plus National failed to prepare for the Pandemic so yes more investment was required – we have to buy vaccines, establish contact tracing and social welfare jobs, get new PPE into the country, buy millions of tests etc.

And I have not even mentioned the Wage Subsidy and Business Resurgence Payments that most Nat Trolls took with their hands out.

Yes it would have been an epic fail if Labour had not increased Government spending since the irresponsible level of underinvestment in 2017 – and as we all know pre Covid – Grant pulled in some massive surpluses, as all our economic numbers looked great, and the Angry Toilet Brush wailed and wept, ripping his spleen in sheer hatred for Jacinda.

“People like Jules Hill think using some of the Covid funds for other purposes was wrong, but turns out he has no idea why or what parts of that spending add up to anything remotely significant, in the same way he has no idea if increasing debt is bad or good”, said G from G News.

Yes meaningful context and Mr Hill had parted company long ago as he swallowed small teaspoons of ACT propaganda.

New Zealand was nowhere near the debt ceiling of 30% of GDP where we might have to be concerned – instead we were rocking it on only 19% with heaps of headroom, something Jules simply had not been spoon fed.

Meanwhile Thomas Coughlan rocked back and forth in pure frustration, like a man expecting Chris Bishop to be correct, when there was no reason to feel that way.

National had made no progress in the past month and National voters swam about gaping like stoner goldfish, staring into a murky future which might involve something other than their own selfish interests, as the flounder hid under a rock somewhere out there.

National are probably losing for a number of reasons, ranging from a lack of relatable leadership, to bad policies that will not work or make things worse – to a lack of transparency about costs and cuts and the perils of a doing bottom lines with a rampant ACT Party destroying all that is good about Aotearoa New Zealand.

Someone needs to come to National’s “rescue”.

Sacking the flapping flounder and educating the white wing that their racism and hate is for losers might be a start.

Plus there’s a need for smarter trolls, these ones are dumber than a bag of cabbages.

What do you think?

Why is National Losing?

G 🙂

Gerard Otto Facebook: Well Well Well Claire Trevett

Yes it was time to stop suggesting that support for Labour may have softened after last night’s NewsHub Reid Research poll put an end to NACT wishful thinking over at the NZ Herald.

Ever hopeful and always driving for a National Party victory, the results came as a blunt reminder to Claire Trevett and her faithful servant Thomas Coughlan not to get too far ahead of themselves, jumping at shadows, dreaming of some white unequal paradise where public services do not matter one fig and tax cuts for the rich trump everything else.

Here at G News the video of Christopher ruling out Te Pāti Maori last week went a bit viral and shot up to about 40,000 views as more than a thousand people commented on Luxon’s latest brain fart, a fart – which brought many stinking Nat trolls out of their holes.

Brimming with new found confidence, the anti Maori, racist ACT and NAT Trolls slunk onto G News and started gloating, beating their chests, making much of Claire and Thomas’ speculations, as they strutted up and down like squirrel nutkin, twerking and preening and flicking the bird in our faces.

Welcome to today.

The trolls beat a hasty retreat, apart from the thickest ( Yes Jules ) who tarried, only to prove his limited scope and sociopathic disregard for this country anyway.

Chippy had reminded smaller parties that they need to be careful not to rule themselves out of government – you know with – policies like scrapping FIVE EYES with Canada, Australia, England and the USA.

Nobody thought about the threat of terrorism or cyber war or anything serious like national security – peace and stability in the Pacific etc – instead they thought about how TPM might just sit on the cross benches while NACT dismantled Te Tiriti and built huge private prisons for all those brown faces.

Yes David Seymour and friends of Pullya Benefit had lots of cash to hand out to TV Staffers, producers, journalists – captains of industry and all sorts of people who would be prepared to do some kind of anecdotal fist shaking against co-governance, partnership, fresh water, healthy marine environments and climate action…

Notably Federated Farmers now stood in a shadow about whether all of their recent announcements and negativity were really ACT narratives – as the public realised what had really transpired.

National’s leader Christopher Luxon was plummeting down in public esteem with every photo op. The same old hands in pockets and fake diversity had produced headlines that screamed back at every Nat voter :

” Nearly half of New Zealanders believe Christopher Luxon is out of touch”

Now pundits wrote articles titled “Prime Minister Nicola Willis” but Christopher blundered on, doing the same things that do not work as if something might change.

There were all bad signs and not the bull headed qualities New Zealand needed.

Some said Kiwis were over the “Four point plans” and “we’ve got a plan they don’t” rhetoric – which made no sense whatsoever.

The so called plans were bollocks and so high level that Luxon and Willis showed their lack of depth, relying instead upon – riding on Labour’s coattails, but being relentlessly negative.

The most recent batshit crazy criticism from NACT ran along the line of “One Billion in Savings per year is only a tiny fraction of all Government Spending” when the whole operational allowance for Government Spending in the Budget was about 4 Billion this year.

As you know, that allowance is progressively reducing…but Willis and Seymour relied upon Claire and Thomas NOT to explain the deception.

Such was the “Game” being played out as media failed to hold NACT to account purely because they were in Opposition.

As we approach the election the game will change and rare events – like Amelia dumping hard on Luxon over Shane Reti’s misleading number of nurses leaving the health sector should become more frequent.

Christopher had also packed a massive sad over Attack ads recently which came across like a wah wah cry me a whambulance.

This guy was not match fit.

Just a poketman poser representing every social injustice we have a name for.

Christopher was focused on himself, Labour had pinned it, and the truth hurt, so Luxon squealed on his Facebook page like the jaws of truth had got him by the balls.

I don’t want to make too fine a point of it, cos you already know all this…but now it’s looking like Christopher will keep on getting worse, falling down, down past the tragic marks left by the botox vampire into the pit of the well where Soyman cried “Royd Moy Lups” a thousand times.

The days of elite Pokectmen were over.

The Fabergé Egg was going down.

National Party leadership woes have not been solved while Chippy is flying high like a red banner, blowing – fresh in the morning breeze as voters considered the coming war for the future.

The elves of the Green Woods joined the armies of Red Men and Women and TPM – the choice was clear.

Five more months until the election and things were now getting interesting, and G News will not abandon all the good work we have done – to torture and pain under a NACT government.

Let’s hunt some Nat trolls.

Well Well Well Claire Trevett


G 🙂

Gerard Otto Facebook: Truth hurts Christopher

On the 6 May 2023 Henry Cooke Tweeted that “Luxon was at a busy pub meeting in Westminster. Not everyone was here for him but at least a dozen were.”

19,800 people on Twitter saw that.

If you count the camera crew, and Luxon’s handlers, the real fan base was probably about six people.

The Two Chairmen Pub had at least forty people standing around outside it when Christopher arrived with his entourage for the staged photo op.

Here on FB – we all saw the resulting misleading photos of Luxon squatting with a female child and shots of Luxon taking selfies with anybody who would oblige in a large crowd – especially anyone with a brown skin tone because that shows Christopher’s ability to relate across cultural divides.

It was all about deceiving New Zealand voters.

An illusion, crafted and deliberately marketed after Christopher kept crashing out in his net favourability ratings.

While Christopher genuinely wondered if he wore his trousers better than Richie, back home the National Party launched a series of race based Attack Ads on Labour.

On 8 May. National Party aligned Chief Political Editor for the NZ Herald, Claire Trevett wrote :

“Well, well, well, how the tables have turned. Not that long ago, Labour and the Greens were sitting there smugly watching while chaos went on a relentless parade through the National Party ranks. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins landed back in the country after the King’s Coronation in London to be greeted by an attack ad from National, highlighting the turbulence on his own side. Goodbye royals, hello reality.”

Yes National had been spending some of its huge donations from the wealthiest tax light 311 families on attacking brown skin female MPs with the co-operation of almost all of our media – and now it was time to send a volley of cringe content out on social media.

Bigoted racists swallowed the National Attack Ads and shook their tight white fists at Labour, in the same way sheep run through a gate, as Chris Bishop, coughed up a lung and locked the gate behind them.

But wait something was different?

Labour fired an attack Ad back at National – showing Christopher at the Two Chairmen Pub creating a selfie in sheer desperation while the real Prime Minister of New Zealand met the Prime Minister of the UK and discussed much more important matters to all New Zealanders.

Yes I heard a small explosion.

Christopher had inflated himself but now he was deflated, like someone had popped the ego balloon that kept him afloat and all his self importance came crashing down in tatters, as a silver pin dropped on the cobble stones, vibrating to a state of motionless “well fuk” as shutters closed, cats curled up in balls, and nobody gave a rat’s arse.

The sobbing from Remuera carried across the water to Waiheke Island where I closed the window rather than listen to Luxon crying.

Yes last night Christopher was very upset with Labour and through a cloud of CEO tears, wrote on his FaceBook page :

“Another day, and Labour has run an attack ad against me for meeting with Kiwis at a pub in London. They are so out of touch. I meet incredible New Zealanders everyday to listen to them and share our plans to turn this country around.”

“Oh Yeah”, said a burp, “Pull the other one”, said the tissues.

But it got even worse when Luxon followed up with a plate full of red hot BS – which is what I wish to write about most.

Luxon wrote :

“After Labour’s MIQ lottery, after years of wasteful spending, after slugging hardworking Kiwis with more taxes, and after the last few weeks of division and dysfunction focused on themselves, a cost of living crisis, a health crisis and plummeting school attendance, I think Labour needs to spend more time listening to Kiwis. And after October 14th they can do that in Opposition. “

The MIQ Lottery thing was aimed at the so called “Million Kiwis abroad” in a global pandemic who could not come home “immediately” on the same plane, precisely when they wanted to.

The actual number of people temporarily inconvenienced by that system was less than a hundred thousand – and it came as no surprise that in life and death situations some solutions were not perfect, but Christopher was lashing out here – like in a domestic spat.

No country on Planet Earth responded perfectly to the global pandemic – and National’s solutions were pure unworkable insanity based on placing economic considerations before the lives of the 5 Million back at home.

MIQ had inconvenienced some badly – like jobs, funerals, etc – but there was also many who were griping over their right to have a few weeks holiday back home before flying back to Europe.

Back home closer to 5 Million of us thanked MIQ for buying us time to get vaccinated, cos saving lives seemed a bit more important at the time to people who trust in medical science and who have even a shred of empathy for others.

The so called wasteful spending Christopher is banging on about – is the Wage Subsidy that saw us through the lockdowns and the Business Resurgence Payments that National and Act demanded be even greater.

Christopher always skips over this bit.

It’s vital for National’s narrative that the pandemic never actually happened and all the things we lived through are just scrubbed from future debate with the full co-operation of the New Zealand Press Gallery.

Now Christopher is counting on you all forgetting how important and vital that temporary emergency spending really was to New Zealand. He wants you to call it a waste of money. He’s counting on that lie being swallowed, digested and accepted.

As far as new taxes introduced by Labour go – perhaps Christopher is talking about the Auckland Regional fuel tax or the extension of the Bright Line Test to 10 Years but I think he really means the 39% top tax rate introduced for those who earn over $180,000.

National has promised to repeal all of Labour’s taxes no matter what – and by doing so will tilt the table back in favour of greedy property speculators, shutting out first home buyers, growing generation rent, widening inequality, and reducing our ability to deliver public services we all rely upon.

Christopher is not going to bring your rent or mortgage payments down one cent and let’s be real, National stirred up the politics of scandal in the past month and then complained about how it was all a distraction.

The impacts of Covid have exacerbated most of Christopher’s gripes – like the cost of living crisis, the health crisis, the school attendance – and as the long tail of the pandemic slowly works it’s way through – all of these matters will abate and lessen and return to a more normal level – without any need for a change of Government.

Inflation is declining, migrant labour is arriving in huge quantities, the kids are back at school ( when it is possible ), RAM Raids are past a peak and declining, we have more police than under National, and Luxon is fibbing about the number of nurses leaving the health sector.

Christopher thinks Labour needs to spend more time listening to Kiwis – because of his photo op obsession every week in small towns – and Covid Free spin – but there’s a strong argument for Christopher to start listening to what kiwis are saying back to him.

Christopher should listen hard to that negative 7% net favourability rating he has with Kiwis.

That’s the reality Claire Trevett will never write about – while trying to pin the results of two polls on whatever National claims has changed. You know “Meka” or “Elizabeth Kerekere” or “Kiri Allan” etc.

Neither Claire nor Doubting Thomas mentioned that David Parker’s tax study was released on 26 April – and the shock waves rippled amongst the greedy that it could be time to pay the piper and National spun us all fibs about imaginary “Phantom taxes” they saw over by the curtains, running along the skirting.

Yes Nicola was standing on a chair screaming as I ate my coco pops and wished she’d do something about that phobia.

Truth is we are still far enough from an election that the concerns highlighted this week won’t be remembered on 14 October.

Christopher’s blubbering and crying about how Labour attacked him back just shows he has the constitution of a marshmallow and the honesty of a mistruth.

Half a dozen people showed up at the The Two Chairmen Pub on 6 May 2023 to see Christopher Luxon – while PM Chris Hipkins met heads of state and got on with the real job.

Truth hurts Christopher.

G 🙂

Gerard Otto Facebook : Things that should have happened by now

1. We all should be living in Australia according to some pundits like Jack Tame and Tracy Watkins after Chippy recently brought home the bacon and freed up a pathways to Australian citizenship for us. However the pundits were WRONG as per usual with right wing media wallies and we are all still here.

2. Gary should have finished his investigation into who stuck the image of Jacinda on the toilet seat and who participated in the disgraceful mockery and abuse. It should not take more than a couple of days tops. Clearly such people should be booted out of Rotary after about three seconds of deliberation, but Gary is thought to be hiding behind the sofa and refuses to fess up with the facts.

3. By now Brad’s promised brain drain should be complete but instead we’ve got about a 65,000 person net migration gain in the year to March rendering most of Erica’s moaning all through 2022 utterly pointless.

4. Steven Mercep should have produced those RAM RAID and retail crime states he promised in late November 2022, …but TVNZ 1 Nat News still have not delivered on their promise.

5. Tama should have solved crime in Hamilton West but he’s done nothing really.

6. The angry toilet brush should have sold those cheap fake shoes on TradeMe and exited the country as promised years ago.

7. Nicola Willis should have shown us the money and what she will cut to pay for her tax cuts, but the sly little bear is still pretending it all adds up after Chippy got back to basics and Grant used up the $4 Billion to see us through.

8. Christopher Luxon should have asked his tailor for a refund. That was shocking. Worst I have ever seen. How did that even happen? Do people people vote for this?

9. Someone should have leaked the Uffindell Report, the Terms of Reference or Executive Summary instead of it all being so horribly hidden in such a non transparent way. Nobody can trust the Nats and there’s your proof.

10. Andrea Vance should he written the second half of her love letter puff piece to Christopher – but clearly things are still being negotiated behind the scenes. It’s all about a free press etc.

Things that should have happened by now

G 🙂

Gerard Otto Facebook: When National makes things up and so called “Lefties” join in

If Josie Pagani had mentioned that less than 7% of all cars that qualified for the clean car discount over the past 12 months were Tesla’s I might have had more sympathy for her National Party aligned take – published in Stuff this morning.

Instead Pagani stripped all of the real context – and evidence from her hit piece this morning – in an article titled “No, thank YOU Tesla buyers for saving us.”

Pagani seemingly did not want you to know that the Clean Car Discount programme had supported Kiwis to purchase around 74,000 Daihatsus, Fords, Hondas, Hyundais, Mazdas, Mitsubishis, Nissans, Subarus, Suzukis, Toyotas, and Kias, making up about 84 percent of total vehicles, paying out over $200 million- around 71 percent of total rebates, on these vehicles.

Instead she stuck to promoting National’s focus on the Teslas alone.

As you may be aware Chris Bishop and Simeon Brown went to town on FaceBook earlier this week – focusing solely upon Teslas just like Pagani :

“Labour is increasing the Ute Tax on farmers and tradies to make it cheaper for wealthy people to buy Teslas. Utter contempt for the productive economy” wrote Chris Bishop three days ago.

“Labour is taxing farmers and tradies to subsidise wealthy people to buy expensive Teslas”, wrote Simeon Brown.

Clearly both Chris Bishop and Simeon Brown were attempting to drive a wedge between the urban and rural new car buyers over less than 7% of the cars that attracted the Clean Car Discount, which was misleading and relied upon media stripping out the real context in order for their deceptions to be effective.

Enter Josie Pagani with the same “Tesla chip on her shoulder” over less than 7% of the sales involving the Clean Car Discount.

In some recycled version of “How to suck Eggs”, Pagani suggested that the poorest of us don’t buy new cars, as I rolled my eyes and waited for the price of second hand EV’s to come down in a couple more years.

20 percent of all new passenger car sales were electric in 2022. A substantial increase from eight percent in 2021.

The scheme is a success and just needed to be tweaked to be more sustainable but all this smoke and noise from the media blurs the facts.

Pagani did not mention how the Clean Car Discount is forecast to save New Zealand from importing 1.4 billion litres of petrol. At current prices the economy will save an average of $325 million a year on fuel, but none of that mattered to Pagani as she “coincidentally” assisted the National Party with its misleading attacks on the Government – again.

This kind of crap is all over our media – and I referred to some of it yesterday where I mentioned how good news is drowned by the surrounding negative takes and opinions and contextless news reporting.

Instead of Chris Bishop being dragged through the headlines for making up how National’s “no cause evictions” policy was “worked on by people who work with the homeless” – we never heard boo to a ghost about that in the NZ Herald, Stuff, NewsHub, RNZ nor TVNZ.

This was sitting right before their noses but it was “Chris me old mate” so why bother?

The Spinoff investigated and contacted pretty much all agencies who work with the homeless and they all denied working with National to develop their policy.

Silence from the Mainstream.

Chris Bishop is a bit like Nicola Willis really – another media sacred cow – while all media focused on Meka and soon Elizabeth KereKere – rather than report the deceptions of National’s Bishop or Simeon Brown.

Nicola Willis is busy making up “Labour taxes on unrealised capital gains”, while media look the other way rather than focus on her fake news.

If anything media attempt to support any whiff of a possibility about what might be discussed at Cabinet, as they join up in an anti-tax frenzy on behalf of the richest 311 families.

We did see media do it’s job for a single day over the deceptions of Shane Reti and the way Luxon did not care about those deceptions over nursing numbers – but it was like a brief shower in the desert.

This morning’s article by Pagani was pretty much a National Party smoke bomb focused on Teslas in order to attack the Government.

Much like Chris Trotter, Pagani is a vowed leftie who happens to adopt right wing narratives about 95% of the time – and then bleats about being wrongly characterised.

It’s one thing to pretend to be a left wing commentator and make a fuss about that – but another to consistently act like a National Party stooge, stove piping their messaging, with a shake of your hair as other right wing media nod in agreement.

Like you I am over the BS from these people who strip out the facts to make a misleading or obvious point and how they get paid large sums to do it once a week by media who claim to be neutral.

The cumulative effect is to muddy good news and maintain the conservative status quo, stoking up resentment with pretend arguments which omit the pertinent facts.

The likes of Pagani don’t talk about much about the emissions saved by 2035 or the 84% range of cars that are not Teslas.

Instead they stomp their feet and demand new cars be cheaper.

You should not have to resort to G News to discover that less than 7% of the sales of cars in the Clean Car Discount were Teslas – but the fact that you do have to – only supports what I am writing about.

When National makes things up and so called “Lefties” join in


G 🙂

Faux so called LEFTIES

Gerard Otto Facebook: Stuff news Andrea Vance’s Luxon puff piece one of many poonami puff pieces promoting the unpopular LOTO

It came as no surprise after another week that coldly exposed Christopher Luxon’s war on the peace of mind of rental tenants and his evasive tactics around a patently unfair tax system that instead of digging into this shocking stuff – Stuff chose instead to publish a glowing puff piece by Andrea Vance extolling how very nice Christopher is.

RNZ have already done a Puff Piece on Luxon but it did not work – so now Stuff was the new Woman’s Weekly.

I can see the headlines at the supermarket checkout …

He is so nice girlfriend. Like mmm mmm.

Andrea blushed like a school girl, so pleased to be surrounded by the artfully chosen beige – and to be given this opportunity to polish a gleaming corporate turd and promote it as very nice, if a little weird.

No nasty questions here about The Club and unfair Effective Tax Rates – but rather more why Christopher is not all those things people say he is – kind of like an advertisement for Christopher right now.

Andrea made sure we understood he was never really part of that loony bin fundamentalist Upper Room crap. He was more like an outsider – and left because they kept wanting free airline tickets.

Christopher had started out being Catholic but then the Baptists got hold of him which is more hand waving and talking in tongues.

God knows what Christopher’s people had to say to Sinead to line this up right now – but it read like cotton candy wrapped around some serious money.

I kept thinking about animal cruelty, live exports, people being thrown out of the flats for no reason, the $2.50 extra per week that someone on $48,000 might make under National, the kids in boot camp for 12 months, all those hospitals full of Covid ( cos we have moved on ) and of course no climate change action.

Surely Andrea would bring some of that up?

But no. That was not a journalist’s job.

This was about a fairytale mythology and the lure and swooning Andrea felt as she quivered before the Fabergé Egg right in the centre of Beige HQ.

Andrea’s fairytale tells us Christopher was a brand manager and he got taken more seriously after he won some awards for leading his team ( who did all the work ) but instead of going on to be the fattest, richest, plonker in the Universe – he selflessly bowed out of the rat race and offered his legendary skills to the National Party.

Andrea confessed she was wary how he asked her many questions, although she did not mention if the questions were about Stuff’s chances of future access to Luxon if this puff piece fell flat and rival exclusives he might make with the NZ Herald if Andrea was nasty to him.

So I guess we’ll never know what was really going on behind the scenes, as per usual with our media.

Andrea noted that Sir John reckoned nobody worked harder than Christopher – who also actually reads books – much to the surprise and delight of Stuff’s team.

It was like clap clap clap and blow the party hooter.

You know, one of those things that unroll and make a squeak.

Yes Christopher is a wonder kid who reads all about politicians in their biographies – and even dissects Question Time in parliament, and so – clearly he is amazing or something.

Yes I filed my little finger nail just like you.

Sir John did say Christopher needs to tell some better stories – which was thrown in – so nobody could accuse Andrea of being a floor licking sycophant – clearly everything was balanced now.

Several people wrote to me about this cringe this morning and I invite them to write some choice words of their own in the comments below.

Like most I watched the Nation this morning – and was most impressed with Nanaia – and just shook my head at Simon Shepherd who seemed kind of like a smug outsider who thought he knew stuff while Nanaia just actually did know stuff.

NewsHub were still trying to make out Nanaia did not travel much in early 2022 because she was lazy – when it was because most countries still had closed borders then – but no matter how many times you tell NewsHub – they still repeat the smear.

The debate between Chlöe and Seymour was like watching someone I agreed with ( Chlöe ) arguing with a rubber dummy who kept repeating simplistic slogans and dumb narratives ( Seymour ).

As for Janet Wilson – crikey look out for that giant toad feeding on speculation blowflies – ZAAAAP. Yes it was too much to watch that sticky tongue flicking a solid at the Nats.

In summary, we all have better things to do – but today is a very good example of the “easy ride” New Zealand Media give the National Party when it is at its most shocking, appalling and disgraceful.

A true media would have stuck the boot into Luxon over his “tax fairness” avoidance, his need to restore an “unfair practice” for renters, and the nonsense that we need to continue live animal exports.

But we do not have a true media in this country, which is why we talk about that kind of thing right here on G News.

Saturday Afternoon Session

G 🙂