We are seeing the Dirty Politics PM today when Key decided the best way to counter the Glenn Greenwald claims of GCSB mass surveillance was to denigrate Greenwald…
Prime Minister John Key says he will prove Glenn Greenwald’s claims by the GCSB was involved in mass surveillance on New Zealanders are wrong, dismissing the prominent US journalist as “Dotcom’s little henchman…Let’s understand what’s going on here. Kim Dotcom is paying Glenn Greenwald to come to New Zealand a week before an election and he’s trying to influence New Zealanders. Problem is, he’s got his story wrong.”
…where does Key get off abusing a Pulitzer prize winning Journalist like Glenn Greenwald when he calls a far right hate speech blogger regularly? How is a viscous sleaze merchant like Slater a better source of information that a Journalist with Greenwald’s credibility?
Attacking Greenwald while supporting Slater shows you the kind of ethics this Prime Minister holds. I’m not sure that pointing to a ‘business model’ for the GCSB to mass spy helps Key’s case.
Key will desperately scramble now to claim our GCSB somehow work differently to every other member of the 5 eye community and that he has protected NZers right to freedom from the all seeing oppressive eye of mass surveillance. The truth is Key hasn’t and didn’t.
We deserve better protection of our digital rights than Key has provided. The people of NZ need to know if our leader has lied to us.
If Key was briefed by Obama during their golf game on what the NSA thought Snowden had on NZs 5 eyes involvement, Key has had months to build his defence, hence the magically declassified documents. Key’s confidence is rehearsed, let’s see if Greenwald’s proof is better than the Prime Minister’s acting.
The meeting will be live streamed on The Daily Blog at 7pm Monday.