So Nicky Hagar is shocked that politics is dirty.
Yeah about as dirty as writing a book using stolen emails when you are a person who constantly rails against spying by the state.
Now we know what a sanctimonious hypocrite Nicky Hager really is.
Apparently it is also a revelation I talk with National politicans. Well duh Nicky!
What I want to know though is why he hasn’t published any of the emails from the numerous Green and Labour MPs I communicate with…or the back room operators of both parties?
This is the third book Nicky Hager has been involved with that involves stolen/hacked emails.
What he hasn’t realise though now is that he has created a free for all environment against all journalists where their emails are fair game. Let’s call it the “Hager Precedent”.
What is ironic is that the very people who have been marching in the streets protesting and speaking at public meetings against the GCSB bill and government are now either directly involved or justifying the spying on a member of the media.
Remember the outrage that Andrea Vance got “spied” on?
Not so in this case. There they all are revelling in it all.
I know of one person mentioned int he book who is seriously contemplating legal action…because it is an outright lie what has been written. That is just one of many.
The allegations that the SIS were interacting with me is a lie too. Nicky Hager has told at least two lies and without a copy of the book I will have to wait for my return to analyse it completely.
Given the stance of the Privacy Commission with me right now it will be interesting to see what they have to say about this massive breach of privacy by a weasel who makes a living off of stolen emails and hacked data.
It could well be argued that the book proceeds are proceeds of crime.
In any case all the book has proved is that I am well connected across the political spectrum, but that Nicky Hager has only chosen to publish those emails which suited his narrative.
I’ll make a couple of final points.
When will Nicky Hager declare the involvement of Kim Dotcom in this book, and with the hacking? Hager spent a considerable amount of time at the mansion and I have three eyewitnesses to this. Ironically the same eyewitnesses who told me about Clare Curran’s, Winston Peters and Russel Norman’s visits to the mansion.
Lastly, even though I have many emails that I could publish that show another side I will not. I do not discuss my sources with anyone. Though I imagine that there are many journalists and MPs and political operatives across the political spectrum who will be feeling nervous that Nicky Hager knows I talk to them.