The right wing narrative last election was that the evil Bond villain Kim Dotcom was using money to influence NZ Politics despite Kim being illegally spied upon, despite Kim being set up by NZ for American Corporate Hollywood interests, and despite 70 armed paramilitary Police with guns kicking down his door, terrorising his family and bashing him so that he identified with MANA more than any other political party.
The strength of this false narrative was backed up by Labour, Maori Party, NZ First and John Key when they all ganged up on Hone and cost him his seat in Te Tai Tokerau. When Kelvin Davis’ biggest cheerleaders were Slater, Farrar, Winston Peters and John Key, you know something is terribly wrong.
The hypocrisy of this false narrative has been laid bare with the examination of National’s ability to launder over a million dollars worth of donations as ‘anonymous’.
That people were screaming about Kim Dotcom’s influence while ignoring National secretly hiding the interests of those who were funding them should be enough to make those who bought into the mainstream media narrative question their conclusions. It won’t though because the Cricket World Cup is on.