Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Dirty Politics

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  • izogi, in reply to kiwicmc,

    The images show screen shots of Slater’s gmail account via a browser so he’s just managed to get the password from somewhere, maybe Cam uses the same one for things on his website... Obviously he hadn’t/hasn’t enabled the gmail two factor authentication which has been around since early 2011.

    On that note, if Cameron Slater never realised that his mailbox and possibly other systems had been intercepted until last week, is there any reason to believe that the same person hasn't continued to have access to his emails, and maybe even still does?

    If they're dripping out now, from the original source, there could be further and more recently occurring stuff which Hager hasn't referred to at all.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    and this is a ‘Hager’ book.

    Whoops... my bad!

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Max Rose,

    The thing that strikes me the most is that even if the revelations themselves don't directly affect the votes of many New Zealanders, the mainstream political narrative has changed. Gower, the young gallery journalists, Espiner and Garner have shifted from backing winners ("National surging in the polls, comfortably in charge, Labour in disarray, blah blah...") to holding the government accountable with some forceful language. If this continues, the cheerleaders (Hosking, Henry et al) will seem more like outliers than just a part of the general journalistic spectrum.

    We've seen the welcome yet unfamiliar sight of Actual Political Journalism, leading to what looks, sounds and smells like the crumbling of Teflon.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2011 • 83 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Love the way that some commentators are now disclosing their interests before commenting. Maybe things will get more ethical now.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3214 posts Report Reply

  • Gregor Ronald, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Say the web front end went down, but the server and its OS stayed up. There are lots of ways that someone could gain access, depending on security at the server - and in many sites security is in need of updates and riddled with holes. You'd still need a database login, though - unless the data was in plain text.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Telfar Barnard, in reply to izogi,

    In Hager's final chapter he talks about the OIA and release of the way-old letter Cunliffe had written asking if Donghua Liu could have a timeframe for his immigration request. He describes it, but notes that it happened after the date of the emails he had access to so that although events certainly followed a very familiar pattern, he couldn't be sure the usual suspects were involved. That would suggest that there won't be emails after the DOS attack.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    http://www.3news.co.nz/Full-interview-Judith-Collins-on-Aaron-Bhatnagar/tabid/1607/articleID/357338/Default.aspx

    She's running scared. Such body language. Can anyone identify the staffer who's recording the interview on her phone?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2932 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Slater, to me, has become the face to the true "mind", (an illustration of the core thinking), of John Key and his cabinet.

    I haven't read the book and won't do it until this summer - the revelations and furore surrounding the book won't change my voting which won't be National - I would hope that swinging voters do not endorse this John Key National Government – they are really low and need to be gone. The boil needs to be lanced.

    The links to the summary and the opinions of others help in understanding the mess - so thanks.

    About 200 people attended the recent candidates debate in Epsom, yet on the same night a local primary school had a production and would have got well over 1,000. So the candidates really don’t know the electorate - NOT.

    Not that it matters.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Trevor Nicholls,

    We need to start a new meme, Filthy John Key

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    "At the end of the day"
    May I remind the subprime minister that... at the end of the day it is dark and cold and you are alone and naked and you find yourself back at school and everybody is laughing at you... then you wake up and and wonder what you did yesterday.
    Its ok, you can't recall. Eh?

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Max Rose,

    Wellington • Since Sep 2011 • 83 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    How scary - a book no less - good to see the might of the written word.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Trevor Nicholls,

    John Key - the Master of Evil Muppets - the Evil Muppet Master.:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    Ah yes Campbell Live did "at the end off the day" to death tonight .... I suspect Key will never say it again

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2620 posts Report Reply

  • Trevor Nicholls,

    My granddaughter loves the book The Wonky Donkey. NZ loves The Shonky Johnkey.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Max Rose,

    Wellington • Since Sep 2011 • 83 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    A better Master of Muppets clip:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I suspect the Slater family and their BFF Collins will support their puppet JK for only as long as it suits them. Maybe 'till the end of the day.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Is heard an astute journalist say: ” see you tomorrow then” at the end of one of today’s strange John Key interviews.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    So who or what is Tinkerbelle?

    Quote from nzlemming:

    http://www.3news.co.nz/Full-interview-Judith-Collins-on-Aaron-Bhatnagar/tabid/1607/articleID/357338/Default.aspx

    She's running scared. Such body language. Can anyone identify the staffer who's recording the interview on her phone?

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

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    Umm, does someone other than Fran O'Sullivan run her Twitter account?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2932 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover, in reply to Jos,

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to stephen clover,

    I'm seriously thinking about voting for Chris Finlayson in Rongotai (which would be my first vote for a Nat ever) because I think he's an asset to parliament, whilst I believe Annette King is one of that past-it right-wing clique and not an asset to either parliament or Labour.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Jos,

    She’s running scared.
    Such body language.

    Her and Key,
    it's like listening to guilty 8-year-olds...
    ...how do they even follow their own logic?
    Blindly!
    ...and they're 'leading' us?


    Once again, how does a Minister of Justice
    (or Prime Minister for that matter)
    refuse to study a document/book
    that indicates perfidy in parliament?
    They are duty bound to investigate,
    or they should step aside

    Cue more petulant juvenile avoidance
    coupled with unedifying braggadocio,
    unfortunately that still spells 'winner' to some...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • william blake,

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