Sean Plunket (AKA Whaleoil of Radio)


Actually came to work angry this morning.

Angry that a fugitive German hacker, fraudster and money lender still thinks he can hijack a New Zealand election.

I guess money talks, it bought the Mana Party and Laille Harre and even a wife for a while.

It has also bought journalist Glen Grenwald and his lawyer here to participate in what must be the most sophisticated act of revenge and self serving mind control in the history of this nation.

The liberal media and left leaners of Aro Valley have lapped up the half baked conspiracy theories and hate speech the Kim Dotcom and his cronies have peddled in the past weeks in the hope of fixing an election.

I guess the only thing that tempers my anger is the fact that they have and will continue to fail… that this mud slinging campaign based on fear and innuendo won’t fool the cast majority of New Zealanders.

What angers me Sean, is that this is primarily a failure of the media at large.  Almost two years ago, I started to mock the media for their sycophantic adherence to every word, action and appearance the big chap doled out.  I started a set of posts called “Dotcon Media Moment”.

Many people saw it as a way to hit Kim Dotcom, but in fact, it was a ridiculing of media, especially the likes of the Herald who, through tainted journalists like David Fisher, were providing the larger than life German conman an apparently legitimised platform to reach hearts and change minds.

They deny to this day that the relationship has been anything but journalistic, but it would be the only relationship that Kim Dotcom has ever had that did not involve some deal if that is actually true.  I doubted it then, and I doubt it now.

On top of this, an opposition clueless as to how to take down a John Key government.  Nothing worked.  Through Dotcom, they had new hope.  A long line of political party people joined the media sycophants for an audience at The Mansion.   Labour’s IT policy looked remarkably like it had been dictated.  GCSB questions asked of the Government by Russel Norman and Winston Peters were also coincidentally those that Kim Dotcom needed answers to.

That it has taken this long for some people, who should have known better, to wake up and see Dotcom for what he really is, is a testament to his ability to manipulate.  His money, allegedly obtained through grey if not dark means, has reached into all sectors of society.

Dirty Politics involves a number of players, and it involves Dotcom.  “I am not the hacker”.  Well, no.  We know that.  What we also know is that his sugar children, his henchmen, his lackeys, have fingerprints all over it.  Specifically, it is the product of burglary, theft, hacking and privacy invasion on a scale not seen before in this country.

Ironically, these are the same people that now want to bring down John Key’s democratically elected and still immensely popular government by painting a picture of mass surveillance on all of us.

This is, by and large, a failure of the media to do its job.  They are complicit by their cooperation, by selling out, by being too dense, by being star struck.

If Winston Peters ends up backing a NZ First/Labour/Green/Mana/Internet government, it will be biggest betrayal this country has ever faced.

And none of it would have happened if the media has done its job instead of selling this country to the highest bidder.

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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.

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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.