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*.
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.
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.
*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.