They can’t have. In it, it has lots of little bits of wisdom. Rhonwyn Newson writes:
Is this the key passage in Dirty Politics Nicky Hager, Glenn Greenwald and Kim Dotcom should have given attention to before dropping their “bombshells” during the election campaign?
In Chapter One Hager quotes National Party strategist, Simon Lusk, on negative campaigning:
“There are a few basic propositions with negative campaigning that are worth knowing about. It lowers turnout, favours right more than left as the right continue to turn out, and drives away the independents. Voting then becomes more partisan.”
So, they accuse Key of being clean by working through ‘attack blogs’ and not getting any mud on him. They think this is a good idea, and use an ‘attack author’. But there is a huge difference.
This blog never pretends to be anything other than what it is. People do not feel cheated or lied to by coming here.
Not so with Hager and his sycophants. The claim of independence and balanced journalism was so absurd, nobody believed it from the start. Had Hager been smart enough to add a few chapters on the left as well, he may have had more credibility. Surely they had some old and dirty washing they would like to launder at the same time? Read more »