David Farrar and I started a little personal meme when we toured the country in 2008 in the Blogmobile.
We would tell outrageous jokes and then finished them by saying “Sh*t, I hope that doesn’t come out in Nicky Hager’s next book, surely he is bugging us”.
Don;t believe me, go ask David. It is a joke we have continued to this day whenever we meet, or go out for dinner or Â are in groups of like minded individuals.
It was always considered a joke…that is until this latest book.
Who would have ever thought that NZ politics would be dragged into a nasty political conspiracy based off of News of the World hacking tactics of a private citizen?
Who would have thought that Nicky Hager would condemn legal and warranted spying by the state but write a book off of the result of illegal spying against a private citizen, and claim strangely that this was all justified?
And who would have thought the left wing would stoop so low as to break the law to achieve a political goal? It should really be no surprise though since most of the complaints to Police about breaches of electoral law are about the left , and to date not a single prosecution has arisen from those complaints.
What we are witnessing though is a concerted political conspiracy to defeat a government, not through better policy, or even election bribes, rather through criminal acts.
The framing of the releases, the manipulation of the media, the gloating and fore-warning by the political left of new hits to come all points to a politically inspired attack the likes of that never seen before.
Mike Williams said yesterday that this was like Watergate, it is an accusation the left have tried to stand up since this began, but it is an accusation that fails until you look at the real scandal here.
There is no doubt now that this is a political hit job. The selective releases, the one-sided narrative, all about things that were neither illegal nor wrong.
There are no releases of emails from disgruntled Labour MPs, or Facebook messages, or files. There are no releases of details of my charity work, donations of time and money to causes such as ADRA or YES. No releases of my disucssions regarding the campaign over Marriage Equality, where I worked with a cross party team to ensure that the legislation passed. No releases of my discussions with Green or NZ First MPs.
It has all been about trying to silence my friends and trying to destroy the government. Â Read more »