“Et tu, Brute?” (pronounced […õt ňątuňź ňąbruňźt…õ]) is a Latin phrase meaning “and you, Brutus?” or “and you, too, Brutus?”, purportedly as the last words of the Roman dictator Julius Caesar to his friend Marcus Brutus at the moment of his assassination. The quotation is widely used in Western culture to signify the utmost betrayal by an unexpected person, such as a friend.
New Zealanders are a very generous lot. On charity sites such as Givealittle we help many different people and worthwhile causes.
It appears that many, many, New Zealanders thought that Independently wealthy Nicky Hager was one such worthwhile cause. The fact that he has made around $500,000 from his sales of the book ‘Dirty Politics’ doesn’t seem to affect their desire to help him financially.
I can’t help but wonder if two or three of the donations were rather large. I suspect there are two or three people in New Zealand who are rather concerned that if Rawshark is identified that the trail will lead back to them and their
Lets face it. If Hager expects us to trust him to read Cam’s stolen e-mails and only use what is in the Public Interest in order to make himself a not inconsequential chunk of change then SURELY he can trust the NZ Police to not reveal any information that they have to read in the search for information about the hacker Rawshark? Methinks the so called journalist protests too much. I suspect he has finally¬† realised that he was a pawn in a well planned and well executed Political hit. The people who used him knew how to reel him in and which buttons to push while keeping him ignorant of their agenda and who was really behind it all.
If he doesn’t fight the Police and the truth is finally revealed, his career and reputation will be destroyed in a spectacular fashion. In fact it will be so spectacular that I expect that it will be worthy of being made into a movie. Imagine… a book about dirty politics written by the pawn of a group of Black Op political operatives on a political mission to take down an extremely effective Political Operative on the other side of the Political spectrum. They use Dirty and criminal politics to frame him as being Dirty Politically in league with the government of the day.It was a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it at call it a weasel!
Yesterday I drew attention to two article about Syria and the Herald’s stupid captions.
Well, it is clear that someone at the NZ Herald is still tasked with monitoring WOBH.
AS soon as “Tainted” Fisher discovered the errors he rushed to have the captions changed.
The woman is now reacting:
David “Tainted” Fisher has let his personal hatred of me cloud his judgement. Perhaps he thought he could get away with it because his editor, Shayne Currie, is on leave.
He has written a piece¬†on the NZ Herald site yesterday that has so many errors in it it could almost be called a work of fiction. The NZ Herald has already had to correct it twice, but I’ve thought overnight about the most outrageous claims by David Fisher and decided I couldn’t let it stand.
“Tainted” Fisher wrote this:
Blomfield had fought off the attacker, fiercely enough that police later found blood from which they took DNA.
He struggled to think who might want him hurt, or worse. In the end, he came up with a suspect list of 285,000 people – the monthly readership of the Whaleoil blog, who he believed had been given every reason to think he was one of the worst people in New Zealand.
So David Fisher, and his subject, have decided by inference that the person who attacked Mr Blomfield must have been one of you. You should feel outraged by this…not just by the inference but by the fact that David Fisher, and his subject, know who the attacker was, there was DNA evidence after all, and they also know that the attacker has been in custody since July.¬† His details are displayed on the¬†Police website, including what he has been charged with and when he was arrested.¬† Read more »
Nicky Hager is crying a river of tears to anyone who will listen, which is most of the complicit media, like his pal David “Tainted” Fisher:
The family of journalist Nicky Hager have been left worried and afraid after a 10-hour police search of his home in a bid to find the hacker Rawshark.
Computers and papers were seized in what appeared to be an attempt to discover the identity of the person who provided information used in his Dirty Politics book.
Hager said five officers came to his Wellington home last Thursday with a search warrant.
He was in Auckland at the time, giving lectures at the University of Auckland.
“Soon after the police arrived, the lead detective stated that I was not a suspect in their case, merely a witness.”
Hager’s sister Mandy Hager was present at the raid, and described on Twitter last night what took place.
“I observed police as they searched – polite and respectful (and slightly sheepish) – clearly strings pulled from above #dirtypolitics,” she wrote.
A police spokesman told the Herald officers had not deliberately waited until after the September 20 election to conduct the search.
“No. This is a purely operational decision based on where our inquiries have led us to date.”
In a media statement, a spokesman confirmed police had removed “computers and related items under search warrant from a Wellington address” as part of their ongoing investigation into alleged hacking of Slater’s emails.
Media are reporting that Nicky Hager has had search warrants executed on his house as Police follow lines of enquiry relating to the illegal hacking of my emails.
Hager has put out a statement:
I believe the police actions are dangerous for journalism in New Zealand. It matters to all people working in the media who could similarly have their property searched and seized to look for sources.
Really? My emails were seized and searched by criminals, and that isn’t a threat to journalism or people working in the media?
So hacking and stealing someone emails is ok, but Police doing their job isn’t?
Of course his enablers are all rushing to his defence. Some of them may well be complicit in the crimes that were committed against me.
For Hager to claim journalistic endeavours is going to be very difficult. Journalists call people they write stories about. Journalists give people a right of reply. Journalists tell the whole story, not massaged narratives that suit their politics. ¬† Read more »
The Letter just came in and among some of the more amusing items (ACT has a strong brand?), these items deserve a wider audience?
TVNZ, TV3 and state radio called this election wrong.
The credibility of our news services has taken a huge hit.
Night after night TV and radio told us John Key was a liar.
First ‚ÄúDirty politics‚ÄĚ and then claims of mass surveillance were given not just top billing but saturation coverage.
The news blogs are going to be the big winners.
This election has been the clearest example yet of the main stream media picking a winner and doing everything they could to make it happen. ¬†Radio New Zealand, TV3 and the NZ Herald had nailed their colours to the mast for such a long time, changing gear was no longer possible once they realised they were backing the wrong horse.
Sadly, it’s been seen as a left v right issue, when it’s really been a right v wrong issue. ¬†By picking sides, and as it turned out, very much the losing side, these media organisations have lost customers and credibility.
Look at the numbers for Campbell Live since Hosking joined Seven Sharp.
Look at the NZ Herald subscription numbers while they are desperately trying to push others out at cost to keep their numbers up.
Viewers are turning off. ¬†Paywalls have been postponed. ¬† Read more »
Danyl McLauchlan writes about the slaying of the¬†left.
- The National Party is an incredibly well resourced, well managed, professional political party and it turns out that these things counted for a¬†lot¬†last night.
- The phone was not off the hook for Labour. Twelve months ago, just after Cunliffe won the leadership of his party Labour¬†were on 37% with the Greens on 12%. There‚Äôs a cliche that oppositions don‚Äôt win elections, government‚Äôs lose them, but Labour lost this election. Cunliffe is probably the worst campaigner in New Zealand political history.
- Based on the preliminary figures I think turnout will end up being slightly higher than last time but still very low. I was a strong advocate for a strategy of¬†having left-wing parties try and improve their vote by targeting and mobilising younger voters, but it turns that that strategy is¬†electoral suicide!¬†Sorry guys!
- So the lesson from last night‚Äôs right-wing landslide seems to be that older New Zealanders are very engaged with the political process and younger New Zealanders are not. That‚Äôs a shame but it‚Äôs a message politicians cannot ignore. No one‚Äôs going to waste time and energy chasing ‚Äėthe youth vote‚Äô again for a very long time.
Youth don’t vote, ever. A few Nat MPs I know don’t bother chasing this vote, the effort required for the payoff means you are better off working elsewhere.
- I think that the best way forward for Labour is for Cunliffe and ‚Äėthe old guard‚Äô ‚Äď Goff, Mallard and King ‚Äď to resign. They‚Äôve been at war for six years now and they‚Äôre tearing their party apart. I doubt this will happen though. The civil war will drag on for another parliamentary term. That party is dying.
There are people who have bet their professional reputations on Dotcom’s dog and pony show. ¬†I bet this was typed through tears of impotent rage. ¬†Says David Fisher
Kim Dotcom turned up empty-handed for his own Moment of Truth.
He had claimed for almost three years he could prove John Key had lied in relation to his copyright case.
Last night, at the show he had organised, he proved nothing and presented no evidence.
Under the bus he goes. ¬†Whether you believe Tainted Fisher was bought or simply a fanboi, either way, Kim Dotcom has ¬†left him, like everyone else, used and destroyed, in his wake
when asked about the failure to produce his promised evidence, the tycoon turned angry and told the media they were failing at their jobs.
A rare moment when Kim Dotcom and I agree. ¬†I do believe media have failed at their jobs. ¬†They’ve allowed this farce legitimacy for too long. ¬† On purpose? ¬†Bedazzled? ¬† Bought?
Or simply the lust of using Dotcom to bring down one of the most popular National governments ever? ¬† Read more »
David “tainted” Fisher published the smoking gun that “proves” John Key knew about Kim Dotcom around two years before he claims he does.
There are many things I can talk about here. ¬†I can show you tweets of far left anti-Key activists that can’t even swallow this one as truth, for example.
But instead of opinion, let me just throw some hard data¬†out there for discussion. ¬†None of it is alleged