Dotcom to media: Do your jobs

There are people who have bet their professional reputations on Dotcom’s dog and pony show.  I bet this was typed through tears of impotent rage.  Says David Fisher

Kim Dotcom turned up empty-handed for his own Moment of Truth.

He had claimed for almost three years he could prove John Key had lied in relation to his copyright case.

Last night, at the show he had organised, he proved nothing and presented no evidence.

Under the bus he goes.  Whether you believe Tainted Fisher was bought or simply a fanboi, either way, Kim Dotcom has  left him, like everyone else, used and destroyed, in his wake

when asked about the failure to produce his promised evidence, the tycoon turned angry and told the media they were failing at their jobs.

A rare moment when Kim Dotcom and I agree.  I do believe media have failed at their jobs.  They’ve allowed this farce legitimacy for too long.   On purpose?  Bedazzled?   Bought?

Or simply the lust of using Dotcom to bring down one of the most popular National governments ever?  

Towards the end, there was a passing reference by Dotcom’s international lawyer Robert Amsterdam to an email which purported to prove the conspiracy.

The Herald published it yesterday after confirming with Dotcom it was the evidence he intended to present — and also printed claims the email was fake after contacting everyone named in the email.

In a press conference afterwards, Dotcom stood by the email. “I believe it to be 100 per cent true.”

Told it had been labelled fake, he asked: “What alternative do they have? The Government lies all the time.”

The people who sent it and received it say it is fake.   I say it is fake.  Some of Kim’s most staunch supporters refused to accept it as real until they saw more.

And if Kim had that email, and it was real, for years, why not present it earlier?  Like in court?

Finally, [Kim Dotcom] appeared to lose his cool and angrily lectured the media: “You have an obligation after what you have learned tonight to take the information you have learned from Glenn Greenwald.

“You have failed New Zealanders in the past — look at Dirty Politics,” he said, referring to the book about the alleged National Party attack politics campaign.  “You need to wake up and do your jobs.”


– NZ Herald

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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