Kim Dotcom’s “Big Reveal” – will it do the job? [POLL]

One week today, Kim Dotcom will get his friends Messrs Greenwald and Assange to do some kind of multi-media presentation that Kim hopes will finally bring down the National Party – and with it – the government.

Isaac Davidson reports on a poll the Herald have run on this

…just one in 10 people are willing to completely rule out the chance that Mr Dotcom has sensitive information that will damage the National-led Government – a figure that the Internet Party founder says is down to his strong track record on making claims that turn out to be true.

There’s the Herald, trying to spin a negative into a positive again.

ONLY one in 10 people will reject Kim Dotcom’s show outright!

And Kim Dotcom has a string track record on making claims that turn out to be true.

No, seriously.  The NZ Herald actually printed that.  Especially after the Radio Live show with Sean Plunket last Friday where Kim Dotcom made 3 extraordinary claims, one of which was proven a lie within an hour using a Dotcom signed document, and the other two have direct witnesses that say the opposite (sounds like the Banks case too, right?)

You should see the nice picture Kim Dotcom supplied to go with the piece:  


As we have seen, you can polish a turd, and in this case, the NZ Herald are going all out to give it a go

A Herald-DigiPoll survey showed just 7.2 per cent of people are certain Mr Dotcom will produce the evidence he is promising. A larger proportion, 11.5 per cent, believed he would not.

The vast majority – more than 70 per cent – believed he would produce information that was open to different interpretations.

Actual poll result?  70% think it will be grey, wooly and ambiguous.  Like a Campbell Live 30 minutes time-line special perhaps.  And 11.5% think it will be total rubbish.

7.2% live in a world where good things happen to good people, no matter what the reality is.

Why do people give Kim Dotcom equal standing in a he-said s/he-said situation is bizarre. Statements from a convicted fraudster charged with racketeering and money laundering are to be held to be as honest as any other person’s. He hardly is a person of solid character.

Where do you sit on this issue?


– 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.  And 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.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.