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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to izogi,

    I’m as concerned about whether those making the decisions in the Police are competent as I am about whether they’re independent.

    It doesn’t necessarily take a secret meeting and a direct request from the PM or another Minister for police to make a dumb and/or badly biased decision about which avenues are most important to investigate.

    And I also wonder if police speed cameras are less to do with actual road safety, and more to do with gathering revenue to make up for budget cuts. The editor of the Dog & Lemon Guide certainly thinks so.

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness,

    Updated 8/10/2014 12:35pm: The MSM score so far (not including those directly responsible for Dirty Politics):

    For Hager:
    * Matt Nippert (FF/NZH)
    * David Fisher (NZH)
    * Dita De Boni (NZH)

    Against Hager:
    * Susan Wood (ZB)
    * Bill Ralston
    * Colin Espiner (ex-FF, now SkyCity)

    Neutral:
    * Marcus Lush
    * Claire Trevett (NZH)
    * Katie Bradford (TV1)
    * Michael Parkin (TV1 deputy pol editor)

    No comment so far:
    * Corin Dann (TV1 pol editor)
    * Guyon Espiner (RNZ)
    * Susie Ferguson (RNZ)
    * Patrick Gower (TV3 pol editor)
    * Duncan Garner (RL)
    * Brook Sabin (TV3)
    * Jared Savage (NZH)
    * Andrea Vance (FF)
    * Tracy Watkins (FF)

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to mark taslov,

    The market place of ideas is no place for prohibition.

    Neither should it be a place for commercial monopolies.

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    Hager's not a materialistic guy, so I assume he's got an average-size house. Let's assume two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and his office. So six rooms, for argument's sake.

    He's a trained builder, so he would have saved big.

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    As I've commented before this is a pretty good litmus test for those 4th estate entities that see themselves as genuine news organisations or are happy to be in the pay of the National Party/WO smear machine.

    The MSM score so far (not including those directly responsible for Dirty Politics):

    For Hager:
    * Matt Nippert (FF/NZH)
    * David Fisher (NZH)

    Against Hager:
    * Susan Wood (ZB)
    * Bill Ralston

    Neutral:
    * Marcus Lush
    * Claire Trevett (NZH)
    * Katie Bradford (TV1)
    * Michael Parkin (TV1 deputy pol editor)

    No comment so far:
    * Corin Dann (TV1 pol editor)
    * Patrick Gower (TV3 pol editor)
    * Duncan Garner (RL)
    * Brook Sabin (TV3)
    * Jared Savage (NZH)
    * Andrea Vance (FF)
    * Tracy Watkins (FF)

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to Dylan Reeve,

    In any case, there are times when the law has to be bent for the greater good. Especially when those entrusted to maintain the law think it's not illegal when the President's doing it.

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to Marc C,

    Just any suspicion of actively supporting organisations that oppose governments and systems in place is enough to label one a "terrorist" or "sympathiser". The recent raids in Australia were also over the top, and only one alleged islamist extremist was charged - upon raids by 800 police and so.

    Sadly, evidence or not, it's succeeded in fomenting the Eurabia big lie. Of Umberto Eco's 14 Ways, they fit #3-9 and 13-14 at the very least.

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to Russell Brown,

    There may be a partial excuse there, in that the minister is currently the subject of an official inquiry. But the terms of reference of that inquiry – bizarrely – exclude Odgers, Slater and Graham, so there would seem to be less of an impediment there. And let’s re-emphasise this: there is evidence of extremely serious criminal actions there.

    Has there been any movement on David Parker’s perversion of justice complaint to the Police big cheese? Justice delayed is justice denied.

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness, in reply to Dastardly Bounder,

    The police’s priorities certainly need to be questioned. Why hasn’t Slater’s property been seized over the Labour party hacking? Why immediately after the election? Is this the most important thing they could have done with their resources, were there no other crimes that needed to be policed with such thoroughness?

    Maybe the Oily One has compromising pics of the cops?

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness,

    As with the Urewera raids, did orders come from above, or was this entirely a police initiative?

    They should then ask themseves exactly what kind of country they actually want to live in.

    A country run by good ol' boys networks, for good ol' boys networks.

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