So what?

Hi Cameron and the WO team.

So KDC and his hired henchmen Assange, Snowden, Greenwald et al, are attempting one last throw of the dice over the GCSB. The dirty politics saga gained no traction for them so its back to a subject that the MSM salivated over last time and one the Greens will gladly jump on the bandwagon (and have done so) ,after being strangely silent over the dirty politics.

Will it work? It will appeal to the tin foil hat wearers and the John Key haters, who are already on board (or sympathetic to) the Internet Party anyway. To the average person on the street, will it matter if the GCSB could have conducted so called massed surveillance of New Zealanders had the PM signed off on it? Even Sir Bruce Ferguson (who was replaced by John Key’s government) has said the GCSB didn’t conduct mass surveillance. Middle NZ didn’t get worked up about the GCSB amendment bill, despite the media spinning it as a reincarnation of the Gestapo crossed with Orwell’s 1984. So I can’t see the average voter being too upset over this so called game changer.

Laila Harre and Hone Harawira have complained that the intention of the PM declassify and release documents that show the mass surveillance did not go ahead was “for his own political purposes”. This from a party that wants more transparency about the GCSB, but if that openness opposes their agenda that’s an abuse of the PM’s powers, talk about wanting cake and eating it.

I’m sure that middle NZ will shrug their shoulders over these latest revelations and say “so what?”


In a properly run country, with a decent media, these clowns wouldn’t be getting the air time.  Imagine the damage this is doing to all the other political parties that are looking for oxygen, any oxygen, in the run-up to E-day.

We’ve had all the sizzle, but there is no sausage.

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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.

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