This line of attack that the Left blogs somehow get up to the same level of dirty tactics that the right do is an utter lie. I am in contact with all the Left wing Parties all the time, but sweet Christ I don’t get briefings from the SIS! I don’t trawl brothels to try and entrap Len Brown, John Boscowan, Labour MPs, the Herald’s editors or Duncan Garner! I don’t blackmail MPs into standing down! I don’t hack political party computers, I don’t arrange to have prisoners moved to remote prisons who then attempt suicide. I don’t go onto Wikipedia and edit in sexual smears about MPs! I don’t get police evidence from the Minister of Fucking Police to publish on TDB and I don’t get OIA requests that are worded for me!
Trying to pretend that all that has been revealed is ‘politics as normal’ is a fucking disgraceful attempt to minimise what is going on here. Yes media and bloggers talk with political parties all the time, but the level of collusion between the PMs office and a far right hate speech merchant and what they then get up to is NOT politics as normal, it is a deeply warped and mutated version of hate politics, and every decent citizen should be revolted by what is now on display.
Previously the gatekeeper media would let this slide, but with social media now competing with the narrative setters and the fact Slater and the PMs Office have purposely focused on the media themselves, this isn’t just going to fade away.
To think, these pricks took the moral high ground over a bunch of students chanting ‘Fuck John Key’. Turns out we should all have been chanting ‘Fuck John Key AND Cameron Slater’.