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New Zealand: Conservative Party leader threatens to sue satirical website for ‘big gay rainbow’ article

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  1. Oh look! An opponent of equality is an idiot with no sense of humour. You don’t see that every day!

  2. Keith Francis Farrell 23 Apr 2013, 7:07pm

    Aawe shame the big baby, give him a fresh diaper and new passifier. stupiod idiot

  3. Oh, man up, you great big wussie!

  4. Nick Davis 23 Apr 2013, 8:34pm

    Always was, always will be. Tosser.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Apr 2013, 9:40pm

    They can’t take the truth. What a big loser. UK Tory backbenchers pay special attention. These bigots have no problem deriding and traducing equal marriage but can’t handle it when they’re exposed for the consummate liars that they are.

  6. Michael Stevens 23 Apr 2013, 9:50pm

    Well Colin Craig is known for being a bigotted pompous dork here in NZ and this just proves it. What has been great is the reacton – he’s now made himself a laughing-stock.

    Here’s another jab at the fool.

    1. That’s brilliant! ;-)

  7. Members of the LGBT society have had to put up with being offended for most of their lives; just look at any equal marriage debate and you’ll find homosexuality being compared to pedophilia, incest, and whatever else. Is that not offensive.
    Rushing to sue over a little joke?
    Get over it.

  8. Common sense 23 Apr 2013, 11:11pm

    Please don’t dignify this idiot as if his party was mainstream. The Conservative Party of New Zealand was founded in 2011 and got less than 3% of the vote at the last election with no seats. They are not in any way indicative of widespread opinion in NZ.

  9. Actually, on average, they poll about one percent or so within most NZ opinion polls, within the margin of error. One recent poll had them on two percent. Under our proportional representation electoral system, a political party needs about five percent of the total voter share or so to get into the NZ Parliament. As you might note, CC is some distance away from that…

  10. This is such a minority party that they don’t have any seat in the NZ parliament (as far as I am aware).

    If you are going to attempt to have a life in politics, you need to ready to take everything that goes with it and that includes these kinds of things. If you don’t like it then you should not be in politics!

  11. In U.S. law, there’s a rather broad exclusion for public figures under libel and slander laws — they’re considered fair game, especially for satire. That doesn’t necessarily stop them from threatening to sue, of course — those who do seem to be devoted to the idea of bullying as a legitimate response to just about anything.

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