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Right-wing blogger accused of paying off hacker

Right-wing blogger Cameron Slater has been accused of paying a man to hack into an opposition website for political gain.

The controversial and outspoken political commentator denies the claims, but police have reportedly confirmed they are investigating the allegations made by Ben Rachinger.

So let’s get this straight – Cameron Slater makes a complaint to the NZ Police that his emails were hacked and stolen on August 28th 2014. By October 2nd 2014, the NZ Police had 5 Officers search Nicky Hager’s house for 10 hours. That’s 36 days.

Nicky is an investigative journalist and computers seized have information on police corruption that Nicky is next investigating.

Compare that to Ben Rachinger who has made a complaint to Police with evidence showing Slater allegedly paying Rachinger over $9000 for black ops information and plotting a cyber crime to hack into a Labour Party blog*.

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That allegation has taken over 4 months for Police to do anything and the Police say it will be months before anything might be done.

Ummmmmm. WTF?

Slater, who has been outed for dirty politics get his complaint against an investigative reporter actioned within 36 days that sees that investigative reporter’s house searched and evidence of police corruption seized, yet a complaint where evidence is available that clearly suggests a crime being plotted and paid for and it’s taken 3 months with no end in sight?

In other countries this is called out right political corruption of the Police force. In NZ it will probably get ignored.

We should get Native Affairs or Campbell Live to focus on this – oh wait.

I hope the irony of Campbell Live being replaced with 90 minutes of back to back police propaganda isn’t lost on anyone.

Key & Slater win again? I predict Key getting lots of photo ops of cuddling kittens over the next 48 hours.

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*Please allow me to respond to some comments regarding my description of the Standard as a ‘Labour Party Blog’ because I fear there has been some terrible misunderstanding, and I see the Standard has gotten terribly defensive and I think my use of the term is somehow getting misconstrued.

When I say ‘The Standard is a Labour Party Blog’, I don’t mean that MPs feed Standard Bloggers information for black ops purposes. They are in no way shape or form similar to how the Nats use Slater. I’m sure there is pressure and terse words at the way the Standard conducts itself at times, but nothing more than that. When I call The Standard a Labour Party blog, I mean in the sense that…
-the original Standard in the 1930s was set up by Labour activists
-the latest incarnation in 2007 was seeded by the Labour Party
-And like the Labour Party, the Standard can be an alienating, tantrum throwing, bitter pus pit who can’t play well with others.

I’m glad I had the chance to clear that up.

 

41 COMMENTS

    • He didn’t steal anything (unlike Slater) Nicky was given the info and he wrote about it in a book.
      Nicky was raided while Slater being Keys boy was protected ,get your facts right ,but Nat supporters are very low on facts they just make snide insinuations .

    • In most other countries, Hager would already have been shot resisting arrest – and this blog would have been closed down by the special branch.

      • Well that’s a load of bullshit.

        The police had no intention of arresting Hager, they were classing him as a “witness” so how could Hager resist arrest when there was no attempt to arrest him in the first place?

        So, you don’t believe in freedom of speech then, you prefer dictatorships? Yet here you are exercising your rights by commenting on this site.

    • Andrewo, What about Bhatnagar, Ede and Slater hacking into Labour’s computers?
      Slater bragged a lot, and National refused to return Labour’s private information.

      You think that is OK?

    • You desperately need to comprehend the concept of “public interest”.

      If I received information I believed to be acquired via illegal means, and that information detailed a plot to set Judith Collins’ face on fire, but I sat on it rather than bring it to the attention of law enforcement — because, you know, it’s stolen and all, and stealing is naughty — would that make me a fine upstanding citizen, or a pedantic, rules-obsessed muppet?

      Have a think about that one, and get back to us.

    • Andrewo, in other countries, there are whistle blowing protection laws, in the spirit of telling the truth and reporting corruption for the greater public good. True democratic countries are supposed to have a government that is representative, by the people, for the people. New Zealand is reputed to be one of the least corrupt countries in the world, yet we don’t have such laws. That is because those in charge don’t want a gauge to measure corruption by, so it can be reported as though it doesn’t happen. Wake the fuck up!!

  1. Martyn I thought Ben Rachinger was allegedly paid to hack into The Standard. I didn’t realise it was a Labour Party blog site.

    • It’s not, and MB knows it’s not, he is spreading misinformation by saying that. Obviously the war between TDB and TS is still raging.

      • Wow. Just Wow. You read that blog, and all you take from it is a war with the standard? That’s almost as petty as their sad post today, the poor wee things. I’m starting a war am I? Forgive me, weren’t the Standard the very same blog who were claiming the pony hair pulling story was bullshit? That Standard?

        The Standard was set up by the Labour Party, the original creation of it was as a Labour Party newsletter for christ’s sakes. It’s a Labour Party blog, that’s why Slater was trying to hack it, to attack the Labour Party. You want to twist that into a ‘war’ go ahead champ. It’s not a war, it’s just a deep dislike of people as pompous as them. The Labour Party and the Greens got their lowest votes in the election, perhaps the bloggers on the standard might want to consider how vicious and tribal they come off when they throw tantrums as an explanation as to why no one wants to vote for them.

        • Actually I was reading blogs on the Daily Blog when you and Lprent were fighting with each other on here. That’s why I thought the war between you two was still raging, even though I know you hate Labour as well.

          I do not think the pony hair pulling story was bullshit.

          Have always believed that The Standard is not a Labour Party blog, just like The Daily Blog is not a Labour party blog.

  2. Perhaps let us wait and see, this one now, it means TV
    3 have revealed a lot that leaves Slater in a difficult situation and position, that is very hard to “explain”.

    See The Nation tomorrow, if you did not today, I know some here boycott them, but they still have the odd good program on, that is on The Nation, the last bit of current affairs on TV3. Dread we think Lisa Owen may get the axe too, I dare not think that far.

  3. Hi Martyn, Yes the Tory’s are thick and fast here today and nasty.

    This country is now under the control of Corporations and masterful Tory unbridled corruption, whilst actively involved in a covert ops to subvert and have bold interference in our forth estate and their free right to speak critically about Government!!!!!

    It almost mirrors pre-war Germany and has a chilling affect on those of us who grew up in the shadow of the last war.

    We are approaching a dictatorship here.

    Perhaps this is this Government’s intention, to prepare the ground for the next global war?

    Very disturbing indeed, as why are we fighting a dirty oil war in Iraq right now, stuck at Bajii camp 50kms from an oil refinery held by ISIS?

  4. Andrewo and Angry Tory – Since you both have shown such a sparkling stellar understanding of things and most likely are National trolls – here’s a bit to chew on while your heads are buried in the sand – Nicky Hager has more integrity and honesty underneath his tiny baby finger nail than Whale oil blubber Slater and long nose lying donkey jonkey have in their entire bodies.

    Try sharing next time with some knowledge and / or even some good humour instead of the dribble you offer which wastes our time reading.

  5. Not only has it taken 3 months to investigate, but it has taken 3 months for this to hit the MSM! Why hasn’t this come out before? If I was Rachinger I’m not sure i could have kept quiet for this long!

    • Dave – ‘The Nation’s’ producer, Tim Watkin, explains on ‘The Pundit’ why it took as long as it did to get the story together. (see: http://www.pundit.co.nz/content/dirty-politics-20) If Tim had not got it right, he would’ve left himself and TV3 wide open to lawsuit from Slater.

      I think it was worth the wait.

      Now we need to find out why it’s taken the police so long to investigate and decide whether or not there is a prima facie case for procurement or somesuch similar charge.

  6. Hi Martyn. Why do you keep repeating Slater’s lie that The Standard is “a Labour Party blog”? As you delete this question (for the fourth time) ask yourself why you are so full of hate. It’s sad. Bye now…

    • Wow Anthony, you are so self involved it comes across as terribly desperate. When people read the spiteful way you throw tantrums, do you think it helps them want to vote for the Labour Party?

      As I said above, The Standard was set up by the Labour Party, the original creation of it was as a Labour Party newsletter for christ’s sakes. It’s a Labour Party blog, that’s why Slater was trying to hack it, to attack the Labour Party.

      You read all that blog and all you have is some tantrum over not being a Labour Blog? Wow. Grow up champ.

      I don’t hate you, I just dislike the manner in which your blog has personalised public attacks against me, end up sounding like a bunch of children in a playground and most recently your blog was the first to attack the pony tail story and then ever so quickly changed your tone when the PM admitted it and apologised.

      I at least have the decency not to post on your blog, perhaps you could extend the same courtesy. Now bugger off

      • It’s a Labour Party blog

        No it’s not and you know that so you saying it is is an outright lie.

        • Kia ora Draco, thank you for your comment, I always think you have something interesting to say.

          Please allow me to respond because I fear there has been some terrible misunderstanding when I say ‘The Standard is a Labour Party blog’, and I see now why the Standard gets so defensive and I think my use of the term is somehow getting misconstrued.

          When I say ‘The Standard is a Labour Party Blog’, I don’t mean that MPs feed Standard Bloggers information for black ops purposes. They are in no way shape or form similar to how the Nats use Slater. I’m sure there is pressure and terse words at the way the Standard conducts itself at times, but nothing more than that. When I call The Standard a Labour Party blog, I mean in the sense that…
          -the original Standard in the 1930s was set up by Labour activists
          -the latest incarnation in 2007 was seeded by the Labour Party
          -And like the Labour Party, the Standard can be an alienating, tantrum throwing, bitter pus pit who can’t play well with others.

          I’m glad I had the chance to clear that up.

          Cheers

          • ‘The Standard’ has, and had, nothing to do with the Labour Party Martyn.

            “The Maoriland Worker, later called The Standard, was a leading New Zealand labour journal of the early 20th century.

            It was launched in 1910 by the Shearers’ Union and was initially published monthly (Frank Langstone was involved).[1] It was soon taken over by the New Zealand Federation of Labour and became the official organ of the federation.[2]

            The journal ceased publication in 1960. At the time it was called The Standard, and was published weekly.”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maoriland_Worker

            • You are saying the Standard/Maoriland worker wasn’t set up by Labour Party activists?

              Really Bill?

  7. maybe the nation has been given permission to report on whalespew because don’t forget he is judy’s friend. and isn’t there some kind of breakup between her and our dictatorial leader. hit judith’s black ops mouthpiece before he can hit you darling.

  8. The overall intent of the hacking was clearly to put people off using a major blog site to stop them critcising National. The immediate purpose was to identify bloggers who weren’t using their real names and one assumes for them to then be publically identified on one of Nationals pseudonym blog sites in the usual feral way by Nationals dirty tricks dept, maybe even smeared. We know they do it, they even accesed peoples more intimate details on Labours website.

    Having stitched up what is left of our media to stop any questioning or criticism their attention is now turning to the internet. This is one example, there’s bound to be more and this kind of uglyness is surely just a mild start. National is very worried obviously because it appears it cannot withstand even moderate analysis or the whole facade will fall apart.

    Welcome to East Germany!

  9. It’s interesting to read the Wikipedia account of Watergate, and the role of the media. I couldn’t help thinking that there are some similarities. Looks like Slater was able to silence the media until he wasn’t. Do we have any investigative journalists around?

  10. The ‘labour party website’ dig at the Standard is really just Bomber’s little in joke. In the same way, I’ve been known to refer to TDB as the Palestinian Popular Front’s digital newsletter. Yeah, I know … it was funny at the time. Sort of.

    There’s no real problem between the two sites, but it is a bit churlish to not even acknowledge the name of the blog in the post. It’s the Standard. thestandard.org.nz I’m not sure why the name of the blog that was the proposed victim of Cam’s cyber bullying was left off the post and I’m sure it has nothing to do with the latest Open parachute rankings. Probably.

    • Hi TRP – You’re the same one who wrote on The Standard that the pony hair tail pulling story was bullshit because it appeared on TDB. How did that work out champ?

      Do you think your petty point scoring is what will attract progressive voters or are you too tribal to notice?

  11. How long did our fair, honest and efficient police take to raid the workplaces pf newspapers, radio and TV channels to look for the Key-Banks tea-gate tapes AFTER Key complained about his own stupidity?

  12. Just because the Police raided Hagar’s office 36 days after Slater laid a complaint doesn’t mean that the investigation was completed.

    As far as I am aware it is still ongoing some 8 months or so later.

    Also there is some mention that Slater voluntarily permitted the Police to clone his phone/computers etc. so there would have been no need for a Search Warrant.

    It would be nice if they came to a decision sooner rather than later however I would say that due to the high profile nature of both investigations they will be dotting ‘i’s and crossing ‘t’s with this.

    Cheers
    Jimmie

  13. Why are fighting over different blog newspapers, its so petty, TDB is by far the best let the standard do the fighting .
    Why arnt you reporting the good news that BRICS nations have formed an alliance,Germany very worried that their business with Russia has dropped alarmingly.USA are now not as strong as Brics alliance,all highly populated countries, they are worried as well . putting sanctions on Russia was a very bad move ,USA wont be top dog now,the bully has been stopped.
    Putin says he want a world where fairness is the thing, and prosperity for everyone. Maybe Key will realise hes backed the wrong horse in USA. read it at WAKE UP NEW ZEALAND no I don’t have shares in it ,I find practically everything they have said in the past has come true.
    Reading it this morning lightened my life ,maybe its the answer to the greedy corporations and TPP.
    B BRAZIL R Russia I India C China S South Africa,try those on for size USA.
    On the left of the story there is a positive news story explaining more about it.

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