Looks like the NZ Herald has re-invested in Kim Dotcom

As is usual a Kim Dotcom story has appeared in the NZ Herald and as is usual they have used their tainted “journalist” David Fisher to shill for Kim Dotcom.

Welcome to New Zealand – unless you’re here to see Kim Dotcom.

That seems to be the message for those arriving in the country after yet another guest visiting the businessman was detained by the Customs Service for hours.

A connection to the accused copyright pirate has been linked on another occasion with a long stay in a detention room – and a lot of strange questions.

Graphic designer Sarah Torrent, 22, spent seven hours being quizzed by officials after landing in New Zealand yesterday and telling border officials she was staying at Dotcom’s house.

She had met Dotcom online and he invited her to travel to New Zealand for a holiday.

Dotcom said more than a dozen visitors have been isolated by the Customs Service after declaring his home address for their stay in New Zealand.

Not surprising, the man is a wanted criminal fighting extradition to the United States on money laundering and racketeering charges.

Anyone who associates with him is a suspect in on-going crimes surely?

David “tainted” Fisher takes his usual agenda of distrust in government officials/unfair treatment slant but it isn’t really surprising.

The only thing surprising is that the NZ Herald still seems to be invested Kim Dotcom. I should have thought that their deal was null and void when Simpson Grierson walked as his lawyers.

Dotcom called the hours of questioning an “interrogation”.

“Whenever I have visitors who are truthful about where they are staying, it is always the same. They are harassing these people. It shines a really bad light on New Zealand.”

Ms Torrent said she told border officials she was planning on staying at Dotcom’s and was instantly led away to be questioned.

She said questions included the nature of her relationship with Dotcom, whether she knew why he was not perceived in a positive light and what the pair had talked about.

She was also told to surrender passwords to her laptop and phone for curious border agents.

Ms Torrent claimed she was warned that refusal to hand over the passwords voluntarily meant she would lose her equipment and it would be breached anyway.

Hmmm…someone who met someone over the internet and visiting them in a foreign country…red flags right there…there is a fellow in a Bali prison who did the same thing.

A quick look reveals some other interesting and salient matters that might also have led to her being turned over.

She is Syrian. She was or still is a Bitcoin trader.


Sarah Torrent Sarah Torrent A

She also states on her LinkedIn profile:

As an American who has lived and traveled extensively across the Middle East I write and speak Arabic flawlessly in a multitude of regional dialects.

So…a young (22), Syrian born, fluent Arabic speaker, current or ex-Bitcoin trader comes to visit a person she met on the internet who is nearly twice her age and is wanted on federal felony charges in the United States…nah that’s not suspicious at all…at least not to the shills at the NZ Herald.

The NZ Herald obviously still thinks that there is mileage in being a shill for Kim Dotcom.

What does Kim Dotcom have over the Herald?<

What is sad is that the NZ Herald have become anti-government and pro-criminal.


– David “tainted” Fisher, NZ Herald

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