A selection of some interesting Twitter reaction to Cameron Slater winning the Best Blog award. As usual the tweets are in reverse-chronological order – most recent first. [Read more below]
Good on @whaleoil for winning Canon media. Hope Luigi's sent his congratulations.
Martyn Bradbury posts a sad sour loser "remember when" about @whaleoil. The problem with Martyn, noone remembers anything he did this year.
The Canon Media Award judge for Best Blog was (drumroll please): Deborah Hill Cone http://www.canonmediaawards.co.nz/about-awards/categories …
Slater on the 2010 blog section, awks: http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2010/05/qantas-media-awards-2010/ …
@dpfdpf I agree. @whaleoil and I share different opinions on many things - including Maurice- but he deserved win http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2014/05/why_whale_oil_should_win_the_canon_media_blog_of_the_year.html …
Congrats to @whaleoil
Astounded by all the outrage over Slater's victory at Canon's. I can't think of a more deserving winner of "Pest Blog". #itshouldbepestblog
It's not an award for "nicest blog" FFS. I can't believe how many of you people can't believe this.
People are upset because someone won something about blogging that people who don't give a shit about blogging awarded him. Strange world.
My decision not to play the #canonmediaawards game has been borne out by Whale Oil's win. Makes a mockery of journalism and journalists.
NZ's best website is a content aggregation site and our top blogger mocks dead babies. I'm confused.
If that's the best blog according to #CanonMediaAwards, I can only be glad I shoot Nikon.
After a far right hate speech merchant like Slater wins best blog, the awards should be renamed 'Loose Canon Media Awards' #CanonMediaAwards
Very much enjoying the rationalising/rewriting history/hysteria that has been created in the twittersphere by @Whaleoil 's win.
The majority of people I follow on twitter may be about to throw out all their cannon products.
If a print/broadcast journo did paid political hits & used platform to be an open misanthrope they wouldn't win a canon.
I wanna get on Bryce's tweet list so it's TIME TO BREAK OUT THE BIG GUNS. Cam Slater http://images.mmorpg.com/features/8277/images/South-Park-WoW-Guy.jpg …
Blog That Makes The Most People Most Regularly Go Gee Whiz
Congratulations to Cameron Slater for winning best Blog. He delivers outstanding content on a shoestring budget. An awesome achievement.
I get that Cameron Slater broke a very big story but I think the writing on other blogs is so much stronger.
They talk of @Whaleoil breaking the 'story of the year'. Really? The mayor has an affair? Fuck we have our priorities wrong.
I am extremely disappointed with how surprised everyone is about a mainstream media award applied to a blog.
@Whaleoil well done mate. Now make wife happy by announcing your retirement!
Should writing boring and pretentious crap win you awards over "breaking important stories"?
Winner winner chicken dinner pic.twitter.com/w4EAkVwGJv
@Whaleoil Congrats Cam .
Whaleoil wins best blog. Mrs Browns Boys wins best investigative long form television. Brain Damage wins best holiday destination. #CMANZ
@RachelGlucinaNZ Heckling, really? A bit ungracious. He might not like him but it's hard to argue he hasn't led the blogging pack.
Rachel Glucina @RachelGlucinaNZ ·
Well done to @Whaleoil for winning best blog. He beat Giovanni Tiso and Toby Manhire. David Fisher heckling loudly. #canonmediaawards
Lol so Tiso already bitchily conceding hours before the actual event. I love the smugness on twitter tonight
It's so incredibly disappointing and gross that a hateful blog filled with sexism, racism and general bigotry just won blog of the year.
And the winner of laughing at dead babies/people category (drumroll): @Whaleoil
Whale wins at the Canon awards. Meanwhile "NZ tumbles in education ranking". Don't pretend these aren't related... http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/243934/nz-tumbles-in-education-ranking …
Man Who Mocks Dead Baby's Names in Blog Wins Best Blog.
Australia has The Piping Shrike, the UK has Stumbling and Mumbling, Leftfootforward and many others. We have Whaleoil. lol.
the award is 'best blog' not 'best single story broken by a blog that is otherwise filled with hate and filler and sexism and ugliness'
How appalling that a hate speech merchant like whaleoil wins best blog at #canonmediaawards
Congrats to @Whaleoil for deservedly winning best blog at the Canon Media Awards.
Best part of @Whaleoil winning is how bent out of shape the left twitterati will get.
.@Whaleoil blogster of the year for breaking Len Brown story. Judge Deborah Hill Cone. Cam booed during speech w jabs at Fisher, Vance
@Whaleoil you could have been graceful but you were a cunt. What a shame.
I think if I had ever won a Canon Media Award (I haven't and never will) it would be soured by that fuckwit WhaleOil winning one.
Whale Oil wins best blog. This is not happening this is not happening
Mr @Whaleoil shaping up for longer speech than Wallo. Says his lawyer said to show "grace and humility" but they sounded like hooker names.
Whaleoil wins best blog. Of course. And he is praised for mainstream shoe-leather reporting #canonmediaawards