In the UK the media hacked people’s phones and used the information to make stories.
In New Zealand a criminal hacker, known to the media, and when that becomes more well known there might be some trouble for them, took my emails and fed them firstly to Nicky Hager to launder them so other media could have a feeding frenzy, then dumped them on Twitter to do the same. Information in my possession suggests at least two media people participated in helping seed information on that Twitter account.
To cap off this little preamble those same journalists then went and won awards at the Canon Media Awards based on cut/pasting my emails. Apparently this is the new standard of investigative journalism in New Zealand.
They even had the cheek to suggest that “Dirty Politics” was an attack on the media. I wonder how all those journalists sitting in that room felt when that was the push, knowing that I know just exactly what they did, and have done working with me and wondering when it all might come tumbling out. The gloaters and the skiters on Twitter might just wish they had stfu.
Especially when you consider what has happened in the UK once it became known how complicit media were in hacking, and the compensation that has now been awarded to the victims of the hacking.
The publisher of Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper has been ordered to pay former England football star Paul Gascoigne and seven other victims of phone-hacking “unparallelled” awards totalling STG1.2 million (NZ$2.4 million). Read more »