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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to stephen clover,

    I can't locate that in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

    Narcissism isn't so much a mental illness as it is an acute character flaw. Like say, greed or arrogance.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Mark Easterbrook,

    In a weird way, I feel sorry for them. How exactly does someone like Slater or Odgers end up such an angry, toxic person? At what point do you lose your empathy, and stop seeing the people and only see the politics? It’s sad.

    Narcissism and entitlement are likely factors. In the case of Slater, he's slipped a few rungs on the social ladder and scapegoats the reds/greens/blacks/browns/pinks/ (__insert sterotypical political colour here) for holding him back.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Simon Sjorn,

    Another poll with National way ahead and I am just beyond despair. I feel like completely disengaging because it all seems so hopeless.

    If I'm not much mistaken, it was collected right before Dirty Politics came out. All the same, is Dirty Politics truly a game breaker, or just preaching to the choir? Even if it's the latter, it might just motivate undecided Left voters into becoming not so undecided Left voters.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to SHG,

    Seriously, do you realise how laughably bizarro-world implausible that is? It couldn't get any nuttier if you introduced the Illuminati or TEH MOLE MEN.

    Sometimes the truth can kick people in the balls. Denial is the last refuge of the red-handed.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Richard Aston,

    50 cent gang

    Oh shit now my paranoia is up

    Not just China, but also Israel, America, Russia, Britain...

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    (which seems to be pretty dodgy – Lichtenstein address)

    Dodgy, indeed.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    It’s a new day and the Morning Report interviews suggest that the National Party PR machine has come up with a new strategy – deny everything… Hager apparently made it all up… nothing to see here, folks. That line might work on dedicated right winger voters but it’s coming across as pretty desperate. It looks like Slatergate has the legs to run for a lot longer.

    Lyndon Johnson's "pig-fucker" remarks come to mind.

    As the old saying goes, If you're explaining, you're losing. Or, more pungently, there's the (possibly true!) story about LBJ spreading a rumor that his opponent was a pig-fucker. Aide: "Lyndon, you know he doesn't do that!" Johnson: "I know. I just want to make him deny it." If you're denying, you're losing.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Andre Alessi,

    Stuff only has one article visible, in the rather neglected politics section.

    Slater denies claims”, as of typing this, is the top-page story on Stuff. And the Granny.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Hebe,

    Cleaners on midnight till 6am.

    Because all that leaking Whale Oil is going rancid.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to SHG,

    Oh yay, theft analogies.

    How about if the person makes a duplicate of whatever he finds and leaves the original behind?

    In which case it's not theft, but infringement, at least that's what copyright law stipulates.

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