Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, May 20th, 2008 - 18 comments
Categories: cartoons, climate change, john key - Tags: ,

18 comments on “Sockpuppet”

  1. Always with the fat cat bashing.

    Big bad white men, huh.

  2. Tane 2

    Terrible, isn’t it Brett?

  3. AncientGeek 3

    I see Brett is running his usual line.

    Funny cartoon. Reminds me of one of the late Fredrick Pohl novels In the “Space Merchant” series about the effects of over-marketing.

    There was a sequence where some up and comers in the corporate world were discussing the relative advantages about different types of cars. It cracked me up when I realized that “direct drive” = using your feet to push, and “chain drive” = a pedal car.

    You can just see that kind of crap happening when the cheap oil runs out.

  4. Policy Parrot 4

    They don’t look like Peter Talley and Michael Friedlander to me.

  5. James Kearney 5

    The one on the right looks like a fat Peter Shirtcliffe.

  6. Tane:

    It is terrible, I wonder what the big bad white will do next?

    Probably contribute more to Aunty Helen’s tax take than anyone else.

  7. Tane 7

    Brett, it’s not about identity politics. It’s about the owners of the means of production having undue influence over the leader of the National Party.

  8. Lew 8

    All’s fair in political cartoonery – it’s a socially-acceptable form of propaganda. You Labour-haters don’t get to cry foul about mild stuff like the above given some of the vile content which gets published by your side.


  9. Lew:

    Most of the hateful cartoons I have seen come from the left.

  10. National disgrace 10

    Slane’s cartoon in this week’s listener is better…

  11. r0b 11

    Ahh Brett, you would see so much better with both eyes open.

  12. Lew 12

    Brett: How about we have a propaganda battle?

    In the blue corner, Exhibit A: National’s 1975 `Dancing Cossacks’ election advertisement.
    Exhibit B: Stan Blanch’s catalogue at
    Exhibit C: `Join The Resistance’, an attack campaign against Dick Hubbard (and Labour, incidentally) ahead of the 2007 local body elections.

    I love political cartoons, no matter which side they’re on. Let’s see the worst you can find from the left. Although I’ve constrained my exhibits to NZ sources, I don’t expect you to do the same.


  13. Brett Dale
    May 20, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Most of the hateful cartoons I have seen come from the left.


    Generally those with creative talents (artistic, comic ect) support the left.

  14. There are a lot of good cartoonists at

    I find it quite strange, that all these so called lefties cartoonist should allow their cartoons to be published in papers owned by news corp.

    It shows they are just in it for the money.

  15. Lew 15

    Brett: If slate is the best you can do, it looks like you turned up to this knife-fight armed with a spoon.


  16. Tane 16

    It shows they are just in it for the money.

    No, all it shows is that capitalists own the means of production.

  17. higherstandard 17


    Like the oil in Venezuela ?

  18. Tane 18

    What’s the oil in Venezuela got to do with anything?

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