Fran O’Sullivan explores Kim Dotcom’s stable of bought politicians:
Kim Dotcom bought his New Zealand residency with a $10 million cheque; now he wants to buy off Hone Harawira to try to secure the balance of power at the September election.
That’s the most important development relating to the birth of the Internet Party.
It’s certainly not his pledge to bring internet equality to New Zealand. Who’s going fund that, Kim?
Nor the fact that Dotcom owns a signed copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. So what? Mere ownership doesn’t make him a Nazi sympathiser. (I own a Chinese tract signed by the disgraced Bo Xilai and that doesn’t make me a Communist either).
This issue will remain a red herring unless evidence is made public â€” not merely hinted at â€” that Dotcom is a closet Nazi and anti-Semitic to boot.
Until then there is no game-changer.Â Read more »