Oh dear. Right wing hate speech merchant, Cameron Slater has had his suppression lifted and it turns out he’s been convicted of paying Rachinger $5000 to try and hack the Standard...
The blogger who was infamously hacked and then exposed in Dirty Politics has himself admitted hiring someone to illegally access the computer files of opponents.
Whale Oil’s Cameron Slater has been granted diversion by police for attempting to hire Ben Rachinger for $5000 to get into the left-wing “The Standard” blog. Instead of being convicted and sentenced, he has arranged to do 40 hours work for the children’s charity Kidscan.
Judge Richard McIlraith said: “He has accepted his guilt and embarked upon a programme of diversion to address that.”
…so after years of screaming about the powerful being able to get name suppression, Slater tried to get name suppression for trying to pay someone to hack a blog? So he’s a criminal and a hypocrite?
He’s a disgrace. Dirty Politics, taking money from corporates to attack health campaigns, he’s as rotten to the core as it gets, and all those words he wrote trying to claim he was innocent is just the icing on the cake.
Why does the PM still call him a mate? Why does Judith Collins still call him? Why does a Mayoralty candidate have him on his campaign team?
Slater has managed to implode and this latest cocktail of hypocrisy and criminal offending must signal his end of influence in civil society.