Another SMOG from Trevor

September 4th, 2012 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

Deborah blogged:

 Today’s inanity and offensiveness from , on his Facebook page. …

It’s puerile, and offensive. I am completely over the focus on women’s bodies. And I would like the senior members of the Labour party to stop enabling this silly behaviour.

Update: I put this post up at about 11.15am on Friday 31 August. In what is becoming a familiar pattern, by 2.30pm the same day, the picture had disappeared from Mr Mallard’s Facebook page.

Now don’t get me wrong. Personally I’m not offended. This is no surprise as I like both puerile and offensive humour. But if I was an MP, I would not post something like that to Facebook. The fact Trevor deleted it suggests he came to that conclusion too late.

I once commented that Trevor seems to be happier as a blogger than an MP! If he ever leaves Parliament, he’ll be a very effective blogger.

HT: Keeping Stock

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35 Responses to “Another SMOG from Trevor”

  1. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    There comes a time for every MP to leave the House.

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  2. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    Worse, he calls them “boobies”. WTF, how gay is that?

    Tits, knockers, jugs, gazoongas, devil’s dumplings, but boobies? Pfft.

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  3. smttc (767 comments) says:

    His writing style is irritating to say the least. So I question your conclusion that he would be an effective blogger (ie communicator).

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  4. graham (2,348 comments) says:

    meh. I probably get offended at things more easily than many people here, but really. ‘Puerile’ definitely, but ‘offensive’? I do agree that it’s probably not the wisest thing for an MP to be posting though, there is an expectation that they shall be whiter than white (whoops, apologies to Hone for such a racist expression).

    I don’t know who this ‘Deborah’ is, but she needs to chill out.

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  5. smttc (767 comments) says:

    Graham, Deborah Russell is one of the feminist bloggers who hang out at the Hand Mirror blog.

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  6. Pete George (23,800 comments) says:

    There comes a time for every MP to leave the House.

    If Mallard left the house he would leave a major gap in Labour’s experience on parliamentary procedures.

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  7. PaulL (5,449 comments) says:

    I am completely over the focus on women’s bodies.

    Not sure evolutionary biology will work well with that one.

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  8. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    Pete George – good point, although I suspect Chris Hipkins will take over that job.

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  9. joe bloggs (126 comments) says:

    meh? Maybe Graham… peurile for sure, but not really that offensive … for me the nub of the matter is not so much that Trev posted such an inane piece, but that he was motivated to post it, then remove it.

    If it’s NOT offensive then leave it up, if it IS offensive then don’t put it up in the first place. In terms of moral fibre, Trev’s failed not once, but twice… earning him today’s Dawson Award for social media own-goals

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  10. TheContrarian (1,094 comments) says:

    It doesn’t bother me but it isn’t statesman like either. As an MP you should probably save your puerility for when you’re at home. Asking your wife to pull your finger and such.

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  11. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    Shearer must love being in charge of this rabble.

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  12. Pete George (23,800 comments) says:

    I cringed and thought it was inappropriate for an MP when I saw it on his FB page. His attention seems to be getting younger all the time – his FB description does say…

    Bias to young people.

    …but this is getting very biased.

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  13. Weihana (4,621 comments) says:

    I am completely over the focus on women’s bodies.

    So don’t focus on them.

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  14. East Wellington Superhero (1,139 comments) says:

    Resounding silence from the female side of media. I guess they know there place.

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  15. kowtow (8,938 comments) says:

    Who gives a shit what this feminist thinks.

    Completly over focus on women’s titties…….another PC language control tactic.

    William Tell Overture.

    Titty bum titty bum titty bum bum bum.

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  16. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    I’ve learned that childless females are prone to getting overly upset about anything involving babies, particularly images of babies.

    Relevant?

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  17. MH (830 comments) says:

    it’s a mere hop skip and a jump away from being vulgar in the extreme.

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  18. Lucia Maria (2,654 comments) says:

    I don’t find it offensive. To me it’s kind of highlighting nostalgic wistfulness on the part of some men never appreciating what they had when they were babies and somehow trying to connect back with it, or even a little baby envy.

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  19. MT_Tinman (3,317 comments) says:

    The HT doesn’t surprise me.

    I think it’s humorous and am only concerned that Trev gutsed out and removed it .

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  20. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Modern Feminism the denial of all that is good about the differences of the sexes mumbled though a mouthful of carpet

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  21. RF (1,490 comments) says:

    Dear God.

    Someone take the duck for a long walk and return alone.

    A pathetic little man

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  22. BeaB (2,164 comments) says:

    Boobies? And he’s a grown man? What does he call his willy? Droopy?

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  23. emmess (1,398 comments) says:

    Replace boobies with money and it sounds like Labours welfare policy

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  24. voice of reason (490 comments) says:

    I doubt think Mallard created that – appears more to be a pic he’s picked up somewhere or someone has sent him, he’s then decide to post it. Ironic that he gets criticised for what I’d consider as being “Un-PC” -

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  25. joe bloggs (126 comments) says:

    Good grief Lucia Maria, does it hurt being so out of step with reality, or is that your medications speaking?

    Oh and VoR, you think it’s ironic that Trev gets pinged for being un-PC??? This IS Trevor Mallard we’re talking about – the progenitor of the expression!

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  26. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    Oh and I can’t believe people are getting upset about this. FFS.

    Deborah will shit bricks when she sees the DRUNK BABY MEME:
    http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/drunk-baby-meme

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  27. Keeping Stock (9,380 comments) says:

    @ Tinman (4.15pm) – as far as I am aware, the hat-tip is solely for the use of the term SMOG (Social Media Own Goal), of which Mallard has scored a few. This is the first I’ve seen of this story, and DPF certainly didn’t get a tip from me.

    And the only offence that this one cause me is that my taxes are paying Trevor Mallard’s salary to supposedly be one of our respected Members of Parliament. Past his use-by date is probably an understatement :D

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  28. lilman (973 comments) says:

    TWEVOR is telling the truth Im sure.
    Its probably the way he got his to mistresses boobies whilst still married to his THEN wife.

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  29. BlairM (2,340 comments) says:

    I get rather weary of the peculiarly New Zealand argument that “I personally was not offended, but it was improper for this person to say what they said because it is not proper/might offend others/might upset the applecart.

    Nobody talks like that in America, thank God. Either you were offended or you weren’t. If you were offended, bay for blood. If you weren’t, defend what was said. You can’t spend your life being offended on behalf of other people.

    What happened to New Zealand? It has become a nation of delicate flowers offended by the smell of a fart. People need to get over themselves. Trevor Mallard is a socialist prick, but thank God he is not some bland cookie cutter socialist like most of them, and is prepared to speak his own mind, and use the freedom of speech that New Zealand is supposed to afford him.

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  30. Pete George (23,800 comments) says:

    Not what it may sound like:

    ‏@TrevorMallard
    Shag and cup at Wainui tonight
    http://t.co/0fIZnVoi

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  31. Pete George (23,800 comments) says:

    And the great social media warrior is a bit of a worrier too:

    @TrevorMallard’s account is protected.
    Only confirmed followers have access to @TrevorMallard’s Tweets and complete profile. Click the “Follow” button to send a follow request.

    But…

    You have been blocked from following this account at the request of the user.

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  32. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    Has everyone missed the own goal metaphor reference to the welfare state and the sense of entitlement of certain people….that’s the kicker for a lefty like Mallard….lol.

    Trev didn’t create it…its an old meme that’s been round the net for some time…..

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  33. MT_Tinman (3,317 comments) says:

    KS, I’m not a Mallard fan and certainly I’m a reluctant taxpayer but I’d far rather see him prove he’s human by using humour than only witness his quasi-communist ravings.

    I like the idea of humans representing me, even if I do disagree with them most of the time.

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  34. Paul Williams (880 comments) says:

    Graham, Deborah Russell is one of the feminist bloggers who hang out at the Hand Mirror blog

    I like Trevor, he’s a decent man who plays an important role in Labour. He’s also intelligent and politically astute.

    That said, I think Deborah’s right. There’s been a couple of Labour MPs who have facebooked an update or two recently, had they taken another minute to think, I’m sure they’d not have.

    Despite David’s commentary, I’m confident Trevor has much much more to offer parliament than a desire to become a cele-blogger.

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  35. Mark (1,502 comments) says:

    Deborah Russell is complaining about a picture on a Facebook page she had to go looking for. She opened someone else’s Facebook page and claims to be offended by purile content.

    She even claims it has happened before on Trevor Mallards website and it is forming a pattern of behaviour.

    How stupid is this woman. Is her brain incapable of connecting the dots.

    I go to mallards website

    I get offended

    I whine about it.

    I go back to Mallards website

    I whine again.

    Good god when is she going to learn if she doesn’t visit mallards Facebook page she is less likely to be offended by it.

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