Former Green candidate tells MP to kill herself

December 9th, 2013 at 9:54 pm by David Farrar


Mr Coyle stood for the Green Party in Hamilton in 2011, until he stood down for astro-turfing stories into the media.  Now imagine how major a story this would be if someone who stood for National in 2011 told a Green MP to go kill themself.

Now is this behaviour out of the ordinary for Mr Coyle, or was he known to be like this when selected in 2011. He was also their social media campaign co-ordinator for some time.

Another non-disclosure

July 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

 For Max Coyle, increases to his student loan repayments and KiwiSaver contributions have hurt his pay packet the most.

The 29-year-old media sales and marketing consultant, who rents a three-bedroom central Hamilton home with one other, said the increases wiped about $60 off his fortnightly pay.

Max Coyle. That name rings a bell. Surely not the same Max Coyle who also had the Waikato Times do a sob story on the exact same issue in 2011, but with his partner. They didn’t disclose to the Waikato Times that Max was a Green Party candidate.

He says the increase in tobacco prices means an occasional cigarette was a luxury so he’s switched to smoking a pipe “as it works out cheaper in the long run”.

Such crushing poverty – being forced to smoke a pipe instead of cigarettes.

In the earlier non-disclosure case, it was Coyle and his partner who didn’t disclose he was a Green Party candidate to the Waikato Times. But who is at fault this time? Did the NZ Herald know he was a Green Party candidate and activist and simply just decide not to tell us?

Well as Whale discloses, he is actually employed by APN. So surely they were aware he was a Green Party candidate.

So in summary the Herald interviewed one of their own staff members, so he could complain about his poor pay and conditions, yet blame it on the Government without disclosing his political affiliations.

I hope the Herald will correct their non-disclosure, as the Waikato Times did.

More Green media manipulation

September 21st, 2011 at 12:33 pm by David Farrar

Fresh from having conned the Waikato Times into profiling his partner as a swinging voter who has decided to vote Greens, their Hamilton East West candidate Max Coyle has sent this e-mail out to various people:

New announcement in the Max’s Daily Green Machine Mission group:
One of the easiest ways for us to get good steady stream of Green presence in the media is when a good letter to the editor is published.

It’s always a great feeling when your letter is published!

Not only do you get the 3 stars for this mission but there’s also newspaper specific missions you can grab stars for too, check em out

Have a wonderful weekend machinists and a huge kia ora for all your work!

So the Greens have actually set targets for each newspaper in terms of how many letters to the editor they want. No, that isn’t manipulation. All parties encourage supporters to write letters, but as far as I know only the Greens assign targets per newspaper, and have an online tool which presumably will insert stock slogans and phrases to use.