Back when Nicky Hager ran his Dirty Politics hit job I was attacked for dusting up regulators, texting John Key, getting OIAs turned around quick smart, emailing my mates and having chats that were a bit colourful. None of that was illegal at all, two police investigations, two government inquiries all proved that nothing was illegal.
Even though none of it was illegal the Media Party went all in and hounded me and my friends. An illegal act of hacking and stealing my data was excused by Nicky Hager, Herald journalists, and other media as “public interest”. They lauded the criminal as a hero when he was in reality a criminal. They also worked with and know who the hacker is and still protect him to this day. They are as complicit as the hacker is in the crimes they committed.
Yesterday it was revealed that two other journalists have participated in a crime, obtaining a firearm illegally. They too have justified this as “public interest” like it gives them a free pass to commit crimes.
They are wrong. In Sweden three journalists, including their boss were charged for just such a crime.
Heather du Plessis-Allan and Duncan Garner went big on the story and with the able assistance of Greg O’Connor had a good story. Right after they started ramping up the promos on radio and started spilling the beans things started to go awry.
I don’t think they have realised how much trouble they have gotten themselves involved in. This involved firearms. It is serious. And we know it is serious because they’ve breathlessly told us so. My earlier post points out how dimly the Police should take their actions. Read more »