“I believe the police actions are dangerous for journalism in New Zealand.”
– Nicky Hager, 2014
You would think would you not that there were many crimes in NZ worthy of investigation far more important than raiding an investigative journalists home.
Not in the new Nu Zilind though, in the new Nu Zilind, investigative journalists who embarrass John Key are lying communist scum. We know this because NZers overwhelmingly rallied to John Key despite the sleaze and dirty politics revealed in Nicky Hager’s book.
In NZ, John Key can do whatever he likes and NZers love it. We are a cargo cult minus the cargo.
I can’t recall a 10 hour search of the Roast Buster boys (1 of whom was the son of a cop). How come none of those boys boasting about raping women had their homes and computers searched for 10 hours? Isn’t it eye watering what the NZ Police get to decide what is investigative worthy and what isn’t? Remember, originally they wouldn’t investigate Banks, but Hager? He’s lucky to have not been arrested for Treason.
Isn’t it hilarious that none of the allegations mentioned in the actual book are being investigated by the Police, but the journalist writing the book is now under investigation.
We should be eternally grateful for the truth Nicky revealed with Dirty Politics – that he’s had his house raided by cops should shame us all. Publishing stolen emails IS NOT ILLEGAL if the material meets a public interest threshold, the Courts when smacking down Slater’s attempt to gag the media clearly ruled the material Hager had been given WAS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST so the cops raiding his house for 10 hours is a blatant attempt to intimidate.
The pathetic attempt at a justification for these Police State actions by Slater are so intellectually shallow and beneath contempt they aren’t worth the waste of oxygen repeating.
Many NZers invested so much personal ego into the vacant aspiration of TeamKey they remain wilfully prejudiced against Hager no matter what. Post Key’s staggering political victory, this is the new Nu Zilind, and in the new Nu Zilind wilful prejudice rules. We love everything casual, especially our fascism.