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Matthew Hooton is a Cock

Sir you are an obsessive and compulsive LIAR, Helen Clark does not have a worse environmental record than George Bush. The figures are there for anyone to see and read, you just choose to be a wanker about it.

Helen Clark did not open up the Arctic regions to oil exploration. Hooton is a pathological liar and why the hell doesn’t someone take him for his word. What would have been inspired would be for John Campbell to roll-up his paper and wack Hooton around the ear ever time he lied like that.

Shut the fuck up you twat.

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Matthew Hooton is an idiot (version 6783.2)

According to the esteemed political commentator of the right in the Sunday Star Times over the weekend, New Zealand will soon no longer be a first world nation.

His reasoning, is that policy in NZ hasn’t reformed the country at the moment, there’s some dig in there about the amount of Kiwi’s living over seas, something about only 1 big international company, some other rubbish about lack of innovation blah blah blah.

Matthew Hooton is one of those classic political hacks known as an incompetent bastard (at least this is a personal blog, I don’t need or even be informed of the facts).

What a tosser, from his “Helen Clark is one of the worst polluters” insults through to this, this guy could talk the country into a recession, and seems quite happy that we are showing signs of such.

What a joke. Yes if the sky falls mate we might just drift out of first world status, but we’d need some serious first world air pollution to get that to happen.

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Matthew Hooton is an idiot and/or liar?

Either he’s a idiot or a liar, of which the latter is indeed a greater of two evils (if one is a so-called political commentator)?

Why such an outburst? Simply, the guy makes the most outrageous statements (govt’s social policy is Stalinist, or Helen Clark will control the media if she wins the next election), which is fine if you are a grammatically challenged hack like myself (with a readership of about 2.5 people globally), not a so-called serious political commentator, and week after week he gets away with it, in print and on National Radio. It’s got to stop.

Today, for instance, (28 Jan 2008) he was actually dumb and arrogant enough to claim that Helen Clark’s (Prime Minister of NZ) environmental record was worse than that of George W Bush. Only slightly challenged by the presenter he tried to substantiate the claim by stating that under Clark’s reign CO2 emission had increased.

Audio here.

Let’s look at the figures shall we (metric tons of Carbon Dioxide Per Capita 2004)

Year
90
95
00
04
United States
18.9
19.3
20.4
20.4
New Zealand
6.9
7.3
8.7
7.8

This equates to the following actual figures of tonnage.
First for the year 1990 with the US emitting about 4.7 billon tons to New Zealand’s 24 Million tons (if my figures are right? seems I am).

4 700 616 599 (USA) vs 24 150 000 (NZ) in 1990.

Then in 2004 the US rose to about 6 billion tons of CO2 emission (about 22.2% of the world’s total), while the Kiwi burden rose to 31 million tons or 0.1% of the worlds emissions.
6 025 863 873 (USA) or 31 200 000 (New Zealand) in 2004

Technically the guy is right in that emission have increased by almost a ton per person in New Zealand, yet the figures also show that emissions per capita in America have increased buy 1.5 tons. Surely this means that if one was to take this one environmental indicator alone NZ (and Helen Clark) does not have a worse environmental record than G W Bush?

Also if you look at the figures, it shows that NZ’s emissions per capita have started to track back down. Considering that Helen Clark and the Labour Govt took office late 1999, one could hardly apportion blame on the 2000 figure on Helen Clark.

I also fail to see how the country that is ranked 69th of world emitters of CO2 at 0.1% emissions has a worse record than that of the number one ranked at a disastrous almost quarter of the worlds total. Sorry Matthew, you distain of the govt is well know, but your grasp of reality and facts do little to suggest that you are a serious political commentator.

Now I’m not out to try to stage a Kiwi version of the Olbermann vs O’Reilly (left vs right) goings on in the media in America, although bless Olbermann for taking that nut job O’Reilly to task over his incessant lying and ultra conservative frothing.

All I want is for the NZ media to not become something as divisive and factually incorrect as that which the asshole O’Reilly gets away with. To state something as ludicrous as what he is trying to say, factually incorrect and slanderous is pretty poor and I really do hope that the media pulls him up on his claims better than what was attempted today.

{UPDATE}

Is this irony that just after publishing this post, I was reading the online news and it seems that Helen Clark isn’t so bad when it comes to environmental efforts.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4377766a10.html

PM gets UN environment award
Monday, 28 January 2008

KENT BLECHYNDEN/Dominion Post

Prime Minister Helen Clark has won a United Nations award for her efforts to fight climate change.

The annual United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Champions of the Earth award recognises individuals from each region of the world who have shown “extraordinary” leadership on environmental issues.

The article goes on. Please take the time to read it and remind yourself at what an idiot Hooton is.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_Performance_Index
http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1120-01.htm

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