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Hard News: Dirty Politics

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    ...overseas in-depth coverage

    I'd like to see John Oliver get his teeth into it...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’d like to see John Oliver get his teeth into it…

    Nana Van Beynen at the Chch Curtain Twitcher has given it a soft gumming.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    And not sure if it counts, but the Naked Capitalism blog has written positively of Hager's exposé... and Cactus Kate's suspected ties with crime syndicates.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5418 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Savidge, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    …overseas in-depth coverage

    I’d like to see John Oliver get his teeth into it…

    I'd like to see Russell Brand take a whip to it....

    Somewhere near Wellington… • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Michael Savidge,

    I'd like to see Russell Brand take a whip to it....

    I've just tweeted him, I'll let you know if I get a response.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5418 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    And not sure if it counts, but the Naked Capitalism blog has written positively of Hager’s exposé… and Cactus Kate’s suspected ties with crime syndicates.

    That is gorgeous! Donkey deep, as they say.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • Dismal Soyanz, in reply to nzlemming,

    To paraphrase Russell: didn't see that coming (not).

    Wellington • Since Nov 2010 • 310 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    More overseas coverage via the Guardian, courtesy of Ant Loewenstein.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5418 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    David Fisher in the Herald on his relationship with Slater - the point at which Key moved from "blocking" Slater to talking, texting and posing for photographs at his side, accusations that Fisher was "suffering withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol and drug addiction" and the latest "Time for all your emails to come out Fish" threat from Slater.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie, in reply to Alfie,

    A very quotable piece.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Dirty Politics has also made the Times of London, but the article's paywalled. Ditto for this Crikey article by an expat NZer.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5418 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    I suspect he's pre-empting Slater publishing anything vaguely incriminating.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    the article’s paywalled.

    Not really a problem, its only the rich that need convincing. ;-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to nzlemming,

    Slater publishing anything vaguely incriminating.

    My thought too...

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Dismal Soyanz, in reply to nzlemming,

    Yes. When I first read the article with that veiled threat by Slater at the end, I did wonder. Quite self-destructive on Slater's part if he did release any of Fisher's emails but after reading 'Dirty Politics' trying to understand his motivations only leads to a very dark place.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2010 • 310 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    ’neoilogism’?
    Susie Ferguson and her writers must be credited with a starter for ‘Word of the Year’ describing someone as having been slatered on the Whaleoil website’…
    (or my mishearing her)
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Oh don't give the guy oxygen.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Oh don’t give the guy oxygen.

    Beg to differ there. Slater's like anaerobic bacteria. That's why his enablers are so keen to put the lid back on.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    air apparent…

    don’t give the guy oxygen

    But he’s an ’obligate anaerobe’ isn’t he?
    along with the other bottom dwellers…

    [edit add] Mr Wylie you are quicker ‘n lightnin’!!
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    [edit add] Mr Wylie you are quicker ‘n lightnin’!!
    :- )

    I been huffing oxygen.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I been huffing oxygen.

    Morphy's Law...
    Nice work - but surely it needs a clearance from the electoral office?
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I been huffing oxygen.

    Nice work Joe. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    total awesomeness Joe.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 821 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I been huffing oxygen.

    Fair enough, that was just too good ;) ok ok as you were.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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