There are so many issues raised by Nicky Hager’s book, that any one of them would be worthy of total focus on. Let’s chat about the claim in the book that Jordan Williams bragged to Slater and Lusk that he had info on dodgy texts supposedly sent by Rodney Hide to a young women. The 3 of them talk about using this info to force Hide into resigning. Now it must be noted that Rodney has come out denying any such thing occurred, but – Hide would say that wouldn’t he?
The question isn’t whether Hide would deny the allegation, the question is whether or not Jordan Williams is deceptive enough to do it. The discussion between Lusk and Slater clearly shows they believe Williams has it and Williams was Don Brash’s attack person who of course ended up replacing Hide.
In my opinion, Williams is certainly deceptive enough to blackmail Hide. I appear briefly in Dirty Politics as an example of the deceptions Williams is prepared to go to. I had outed a member of his anti-MMP team in 2011 as a white supremacist and to follow that up Williams created a false identity and sent me information under that false identity in the hope to promote their anti-MMP adverts.
Williams willingness to falsify himself to me in the hope of manipulating me leads me to believe that he is certainly capable of being as deceptive as he needs to be to get what he wants, including blackmailing an MP.
I’ll never believe anything the Taxpayer’s Union every say again.
What we are seeing here in this book is a orchestrated tournament of lies that seeks to inject a venom into the political process that amounts to abusive fascism. A ‘snap’ poll by TVNZ claims NZers don’t care about this, allow it to sink in and let’s see it impact the election. No NZer can seriously vote this election before reading Dirty Politics first.
In 2011 Jordan Williams invited me to ‘go hunting’ with him & Simon Lusk – after reading #dirtypolitics I’m eternally grateful I declined.