One of our commenters has worked out how we can solve the problem of the Media party and left-wing whingers with regards to the SIS and GCSB being able to spy without consequences.
You’ve hit the nail on the head Kiwiracer. All that is now required is for all GCSB/SIS/Police staff to complete Journalism 101, then all their investigations can be counted as “in the public interest” and can be carried out without any further scrutiny in their role as “journalists”. The privileged ones apparently can use this free pass without any responsibility or accountability. The possibilities are limitless.
Nicky Hager breached my privacy, he and his pals in the media pawed through my messages, emails, bank statements, FB messages, DM tweets…all of it. They sniggered they laughed and they published a good portion of it.
They justified it all by saying it was a matter of public interest. They claimed they conducted “investigative” reporting despite all the actual effort being done by a criminal. Read more »