David Fisher

She’s barking mad, clearly

Poor old David ‘Tainted’ Fisher, he’s so badly tainted he has had to resort to writing stories about mad dog ladies at war with her neighbours.

The first article he wrote was edited online several times as the story changed, literally before readers’ eyes. Initially it started off in support of the mad dog lady, but then subtly changed once facts raised their pesky head.

Now he has had a second go and we find out that the woman is obviously barking mad, but not mad enough to have first enlisted Fisher to tell just her side of the story. As is usual though, Fisher has used her to firstly raise the story, and now he uses her to smash her up, reinforcing his predilection of burning his sources and contacts.

A dog owner at war with her Auckland neighbours has progressed to a new home – and a brand new controversy – a little further south.

When the Weekend Herald introduced readers to Ms de St Croix last weekend, she talked of the battle with neighbours in Orakei which had led to a police investigation over her application to keep two dogs at her home. It was an inquiry she claimed came out of a class war: “We own a Porsche. I don’t work and my husband’s a qualified doctor. That’s why they hate us.”

In contrast, neighbours talked of constant barking and a dog permit application form which carried their names even though they had never given consent.

Well, it turns out Ms de St Croix is moving – and she’s already embattled with her new neighbours in one of Tauranga’s leafier suburbs.

It means an unexpected move for their tenants Scott and Brooke Nicholls and their three children, who say they will miss living in a place where they get on well with their neighbours.

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Finally. Fatty’s Fanbois at the Ferald turn

Even the Herald is seeing the writing on the wall for Mr Dotcom.  Or, more realistically, they can’t see any more money in them thar hills and have finally joined the rest of New Zealand in wanting him gone.

Judge Nevin Dawson has found prima facie breaches of copyright on a massive scale in Dotcom’s operation. It is important to note that prima facie findings are not proven guilt; they mean simply that the evidence offered by the prosecution is strong enough to support his extradition. Dotcom and his co-accused offered alternative explanations for the alleged offences but these can be considered only at a trial.

To avoid extradition, their lawyers had to show that the evidence against them was unsound, or the application faulty. They did not do so.

Dotcom and his co-accused should now take their explanations to a trial in the US. Unfortunately they are determined to stay here and take full advantage of our glacial legal system. They lodged an appeal against the district court decision the day it was delivered and Mr Mansfield said they would go all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. Once they have exhausted those appeals, the Minister of Justice can make the extradition decision, which can also be appealed on issues of procedure.

It has taken nearly four years for the case to come this far. We may expect years more to pass at each stage of appeal. And all the while it is costing this country a fortune in court time and expenses.

The district court hearing took nine weeks and it followed countless procedural hearings since Dotcom’s arrest in an almost paramilitary police operation in January 2012. Read more »

The disgusting, disrespectful actions of David Fisher and the NZ Herald

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The NZ Herald and David Fisher in particular, have been hounding the family of Jonah Lomu.

David Fisher has a habit of preying on the families of dead people, once secretly filming the funeral of a police officer despite being told not to at the time.

Now he is smearing a dead man who can’t defend himself and mis-representing public statements.

Yesterday a press release was issued by the family of Jonah Lomu. The NZ Herald reported it but rather maliciously edited out a few key sentences in the press release and made it look altogether different from that which was issued.

The key part was quoted in the NZ Herald like this:

“Thank you to New Zealand and the world for the support and love you have shown my sons Brayley and Dhyreille on the passing of their Daddy,” Nadene said.

“While this is a hard time for us, I am grateful for the support from all of you that have over the last week spared a thought for our family.

“On behalf of not just me, but Brayley and Dhyreille, I would like to thank those in the media that have given us space and time as a family to grieve.

“Once again, thank you so much for your love and support, have a safe and happy Christmas with your family these holidays and enjoy every moment you can with your loved ones, you never know how long you have them with you.”

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The mendacity of the NZ Herald and David ‘Tainted’ Fisher

Yesterday David “Tainted” Fisher wrote an article in the NZ Herald. He contacted me on Friday afternoon for comment, but I didn’t respond. There is no point responding to David “Tainted” Fisher because he has an agenda and is on a mission to protect Nicky Hager and to ultimately protect himself.

He is a mendacious scumbag.

The NZ Herald appends each of his stories about Nicky Hager’s predicament with this rider:


But even that isn’t really truthful. You see in the documents released from the court and the common bundle we can actually see that David “Tainted” Fisher actually swore his two affidavits for and on behalf of Nicky Hager.  Read more »

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Not just Nicky, it also means you David, and Matt and anyone else who worked with the hacker

David ‘Tainted’ Fisher has yet another article in support of his partner in crime Nicky Hager.

This time catching up on something everyone else has been talking about since last week…that a recent Supreme Court decision regarding data as property and what that means for people working with criminal hackers.

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager may face criminal charges over accepting the hacked material used to write the bombshell book, according to documents obtained by the Herald.

Police will not say whether the investigative journalist is again a suspect, instead of simply a witness, after a pivotal Supreme Court decision which ruled computer files were property.

Documents show the new definition from the court puts Hager back in the frame over the computer files he was given by a hacker which he used as the basis for his book.

An Official Information Act response to Hager’s lawyers in June saw police lawyer Carolyn Richardson explain there had been a decision – apparently just before the journalist’s house was searched – to treat him as an “unco-operative witness as opposed to a suspect”. It was based on legal advice over an earlier Court of Appeal decision which said computer files weren’t property, she said.    Read more »

A newspaper seems confused about freedom of speech


Yesterday a newspaper had an editorial about freedom of speech, the way it was written it appears that certain columnist with a jumped up opinion of herself was the author.

Helen Kelly has been an impressive president of the Council of Trade Unions, “fearless”, as Labour leader Andrew Little described her in his address to the CTU conference last week when she stood down, her career cruelly cut short by terminal cancer. When someone as fearless as she is devotes part of her farewell speech to a call for more gentle public debate in this country, it deserves consideration.

Kiwis needed to be aware, she said, of attempts to belittle and deride those who dare speak out against official wisdom. “Attacks on those that speak up in this country – and we saw it with the author Eleanor Catton – are really an attack on democracy. A country where alternative voices are silenced, including by derision from the powerful, is a country that won’t develop as it could.”

This is not the first time we have heard this sort of appeal lately. It was a theme of the book Dirty Politics last year. Author Nicky Hager, in the book and whenever he talked about it, said critics of the present Government, especially in universities, were becoming afraid to speak out because of the abuse they were liable to receive.

He was mainly concerned about websites and blogs. But concern of this kind has not been limited to blogs and discussion online.

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Journalist guilty of computer crimes for helping hacker


It is a headline I hope to see originating in New Zealand media one day.   But patience is a virtue.

A federal jury in northern California has found a journalist guilty of computer crimes for helping hackers deface the Los Angeles Times website. Read more »

Journalist outraged after being hacked…cry me a river of tears

I said it was only a matter of time before someone hacked some journalists…and they have…and boy are they outraged about it.

When this journalist was hacked however the same ones who are aghast at this latest case were delving into all my hacked details as fast as they could.

Excuse me if I don’t just throw up a little bit in my mouth over the rank hypocrisy of this.

An investigative journalist is outraged her phone was hacked by telco giant Vodafone because of a damaging story.

The company’s today admitted a lone employee accessed call charge records and text messages in January 2011.  Read more »

New Zealanders live in an “incredibly benign strategic environment”?


A New Zealand man has been named on an Islamic State (IS) “kill list”, leaked by hackers overnight.

The group, who call themselves the Islamic State Hacking Division, released personal information of hundreds of members of the military and government – mostly from the United States.

The information says the man in question lives in Auckland, but his father says that is incorrect.

He says his son currently lives overseas and was shocked to see his name on the list.

“Yes I am [worried]… more so for the fact that he’s got absolutely no connection to the military.” Read more »