Kim Dotcon

On John Campbell

By Pete

Leading on from our Face of the Day and Metro’s article on John Campbell.

I don’t have anything against JC personally.  He can do whatever he likes, because I can choose not to watch or listen, a choice which I continue to exercise.

Where it all came unstuck was the absolutely ludicrous move by the left of politics to try and turn this into yet another conspiracy about the Key government.  And on that basis, they had to lose that one.  So I take satisfaction they lost that battle, although personally I am not convinced they love him that much either.  He was just another stick to beat the government with.  Politics is ruthless like that.

Mediaworks have done worse since they booted him.  And Radio New Zealand haven’t picked up any of the expected ‘fans’ because the ‘fans’ were nothing but the same social media and media noise that the left of politics mistake for true support.

Let’s also remember that JC joined camp Dotcom and tried to make nothing into something to take John Key down.  That single “smoking gun” episode that John Key knew of Dotcom before he said he did was deeply embarrassing.  (It’s also the only time I’ve seen more than just a snippet of his program for a good decade as I wanted to know what Campbell knew what we didn’t – in the end, nothing).

As an advocacy journalist he is entitled to do that.  Mediaworks, as an employer, are entitled to remove his soapbox.   That’s the end of that, really.   Read more »

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Internet Party CEO looking for a job. Why? [POLL]

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This is extremely odd to say the least.  I would have at least managed that so it didn’t happen until after the election.   What do you think is happening here?   Read more »

This is how Kim Dotcom solves problems, ctd

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Kim Dotcom is getting really chatty about politics on Twitter lately.  You can see the tension is getting to him.

Desperation is a stinky cologne: Read more »

Duncan Garner on the “sham” and “rort” that is the Internet Party

Following in Paddy’s footsteps, Duncan lets fly

The Internet-Mana Party alliance is a sham and a rort, but MMP allows for it – which is the worst bit.

I’ve seen nothing like it in the history of NZ politics. It is far less transparent than the dodgy electorate seat deals National has done over the years. New Zealanders have every right to be outraged.

This is about an already convicted criminal – a rich internet tycoon wanted on piracy charges, no less – on the run from the United States and sheltering in New Zealand. He’s a had a run in with the NZ Government and the US authorities, so he’s doing all he can to buy his way out of trouble.

It now includes pulling out his cheque-book and paying for a political party and buying people off – so he can keep his sorry backside out of the clink.

It’s as simple as that: he’s paying big money so he doesn’t turn into some sort of dribbling mess behind bars – some reports suggest he’s pumped $4m into setting up this party. So how much is he paying his people?

I asked new leader Laila Harré yesterday, she said she wasn’t sure yet. But money between the two will change hands at some stage, she’s clear on that.

How ridiculous is this, really?   Would anyone just rush to Kim Dotcom and work for free without any sort of employment agreement, contract or letter of understanding?  Would it not at least outline the terms of the agreement, including remuneration?

Here is an even more scary thought:  She did just get started and is winging it. Read more »

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“Tribute” vehicle?

As seen on Sean Plunket’s Facebook page

Kim Dotcom tribute vehicle spotted in Wellington

via Facebook

via Facebook

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URGENT WARNING to Orcon Media and Comms – end promotion featuring Kim Dotcom

A reader writes:

Hi Cam,

I have had enough of seeing that Kim Dotcom all over the place and now even my ISP has shacked up with him.  Feel free to publish my ultimatum to Orcon below.  Please redact my name and contact details.

Amazing, the media auto reply was from an actual persons address at Orcon!

Thanks,

Hi there

We are Orcon customers for past 3-4 years. The service has been generally good and we have had no reason to consider changing service provider.  In fact we are currently considering extending the range of services that we purchase.   Read more »

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