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Another leftie in the ‘sphere

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, August 22nd, 2008 - 11 comments
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We finally get to welcome Chris Trotter to the blogosphere as he’s started a new blog at http://www.policy.net.nz/blog/

I’ve often thought Trotter’s solid smart writing and love of a robust argument would be suited to blogging and I fully expect his new blog will go on the must-read list of NZ political commentary.

It’s also good that we’re getting another strong left voice and that mainstream journalists are starting to embrace blogging. As I’ve said previously the great thing about writing for a blog is that there are hundreds of commenters to keep you on your toes and that can only be a good thing.

The only question now is when will Jane Clifton start hers!

11 comments on “Another leftie in the ‘sphere ”

  1. lprent 1

    Excellent. I often disagree with Chris Trotter, but he always writes pretty good articles.

    Bryan Spronde is running the site which a more productive use of his time than putting graph links here.

    Was browsing on Tumeke from a link. Apart from the darwin award attempt, it also looks as though Whale’s site is now number 4.

    It looks like the state of the blogs is looking up all over the place.

    Now we just have to make sure that the left gets the ruling coalition. Which is something that has been chewing up my time.

  2. Billy 2

    I thought Trotter was the lefty that lefties loved to hate. No-one does internecine like you guys.

  3. lprent 3

    Wow – restarting the server. It looks like the web service has a problem. Nope – just an interesting bug

  4. Matthew Pilott 4

    People’s Front of Judea, Billy, sums it up in one glorious scene.

  5. lprent 5

    Billy: The more comment outside of the MSM the better.

    Besides, I think there have been more posts and comments praising Chris than there have been damning him. You don’t expect the left to all agree with each other do you? That would be the attitude I’d expect from BDTR….

  6. Billy 6

    In his usual style, ‘sod has a different take. Look away while I whore Lprent:


  7. vto 7

    I have found Trotter to be very similar to Brian Edwards in that both have a great fluency of language and can construct lovely sounding arguments (when they ignore the inconvenient counter-arguments and facts). In fact I suspect they are both also similar in that such are their language and prose skills they end up actually convincing themselves of their own twaddle.

    i shall watch with interest

  8. Thanks for the Christ Trotter push Irish bill.

    lyn: I still have time to link to my charts if you like 🙂

    Bryan Spondre
    Blog Producer

    [lprent: Interesting – you went straight to the wordpress anti-spam trap. I can only think that it is either your deification of Chris(t) Trotter or someone has gotten really annoyed by one of your two links. It hasn’t been me. ]

  9. Better Dead Than Red 9

    Just another leftist propaganda site- pushing socialism and suppressing anything that challenges it. The blogopshere needs Stalinists like Trotsky Trotter and Spiv Spondre like I need a hole in my head.

    (Apologies for the double post- Just trying to get some idea of the words that are on your spam list.)

    [lprent: Thats ok.
    For my list: Just think of your favourite dictators names or slogans (tend to be rather overused) and general misspellings or politicians names. IMHO these tend not to enhance debating issues. I toss words and phrases in there when I start getting irritated with them. For instance it has several misspellings of my name.
    For the spam handler: Think of raw URL’s, common topics for spammers to use, and anything else that people have found annoying in the past and handed off to the spam server at wordpress.
    I’ll nuke the earlier one – looks pretty much a duplicate.]

  10. Pascal's bookie 10

    “The blogopshere needs Stalinists like Trotsky Trotter ..”

    haha. thanks for the laughs.

    F*ck off! We’re the People’s Front of Judea!

  11. Razorlight 11

    It looks like Chris has attributed The Standard, to Clinton only.

    [lprent: He does write the majority of the posts. The current list of posters (ie posted in the last few months) is here. Look at the blog ratings for The Standard. ]

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