The last few weeks in politics have been revealing in more than a few ways, but none in a good way.
There has been the triennial ritual by the news media to go after an incumbent government; this time aided by the cynical release of Nicky Hagerâs book âHacked Prose, Email Segments and Other Dubious Assertionsâ.
Most insidious however has been the eclipsing presence of Kim Dotcom, whoâs keyboard worn fingerprints are all over the book, the criminal activity perpetrated to obtain information contained within it and the drip feed of said illegally obtained emails to the Blutwurst loving media.
Am I surprised? Not really. Dotcom has signalled for some time his avowed hatred of John Key, Judith Collins and anyone who dares challenge his carefully crafted media persona or threatens his continued freedom behind our laws. He is well resourced, technologically savvy and has ample motivation.
There are a number of aspects to this however that I do find extremely disconcerting.
Firstly, the overall compliance of the main stream media in continually propping up Dotcoms image. By doing so they have become the chief enablers for all the questionable, deplorable activities and behaviours he has been proven of and in some cases; accused of.
But why is this? Is it the need to perpetuate what they might consider news? Fear of well financed reprisal? Or are there other machinations which have yet to be revealed? Read more »