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Hard News: The Hager saga continues

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  • mpledger, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Who ever redacted the e-mail address didn't do a very good job. Just "alt-tabbing" between program windows makes the redacted part visible for a while.

    Since Oct 2012 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to mpledger,

    <cough>

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Clearly he anticipated just the cripple and his nutbar partner.

    Hey! I thought that was us.;)

    So we got told to fuck off by the IPCA.

    Yes, they seemed very efficient twice in my life with their letters also telling me/ then us to Fuck off. I found Customs to be a tad more intimidating.

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

  • Stephen R, in reply to mpledger,

    Who ever redacted the e-mail address didn't do a very good job. Just "alt-tabbing" between program windows makes the redacted part visible for a while.

    Or you can highlight and copy-paste and get the original value.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2009 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    In Chrome if I click on the redacted email address it pops up a response email window addressed to the correct person (spit)

    (kind of a textbook example of what happens when you hide the data but keep the metadata around)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    In Chrome if I click on the redacted email address it pops up a response email window addressed to the correct person (spit)

    (kind of a textbook example of what happens when you hide the data but keep the metadata around)

    Sigh … He actually sent it in the clear – it was me trying to be nice who obscured it, and this made sure that was the main topic of conversation :-)

    Must save the next one as a jpeg.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen R, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Or print it, sanitise it, scan it, and use the scan..

    Wellington • Since Jul 2009 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Ben Austin,

    Speaking of Wishart, what has he been up to of late?

    Don't say the name too often. It's like the C-ndym-n...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to mark taslov,

    To me – though I’ve not read the book and do appreciate the quote you have provided – these allegations do seem to be about Slater and Lusk.

    I have read the book and that is the meaning. Hager is careful to never allege that Hide succumbed to blackmail. He reports only that Slater and Lusk (in their own words) planned to force him to resign by revealing texts Hide allegedly sent to a female that was not his wife. He notes also that Hide did resign within a week of the Slater/Lusk conversation.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Blomfield’s letter sent to the IPCA this morning giving his side of how the hard drive went missing and what was said to the police (which is quite interesting) and asking for an apology from the IPCA over the impression given that he had perjured himself.

    An earlier response from the IPCA on a similar complaint.

    I have to agree, the IPCA’s wording to Slater was pretty sloppy. But I guess writing with a massive migraine headache will do that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    IPCA’s wording to Slater was pretty sloppy

    The "your file will remain closed" sounds like a fervent hope rather than a statement.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Do you actually believe the veracity of anything sent to you by Slater? He punked Bomber with this kind of manipulation, and I expect he would love to punk you too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10653 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I mean the guy is a pathological liar. He is as likely to be pulling your tit as giving you something real, going on form.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10653 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to BenWilson,

    Do you actually believe the veracity of anything sent to you by Slater? He punked Bomber with this kind of manipulation, and I expect he would love to punk you too.

    The Bomber thing was all secret-squirrel and appealing to his vanity.

    In this case, the letter provided by Slater is noted in Fisher's story and acknowledged to me as real by Blomfield.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Josie McNaught, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And now the Herald have taken Glucina's tawdry column and elevated it to a plumb spot inside the paper . It sits up there like a piece of journalism gobbling up precious column inches that could be used for actual stories.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2012 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to BenWilson,

    Which makes Hagar a strange target for Hide’s ire

    Hager made this public. Prior to Dirty Politics, it was something very few people knew. I can understand Hide being unhappy with that.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2109 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    So you think Hager shouldn't have published?

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    So you think Hager shouldn’t have published?

    I don't necessarily think you can put that interpretation on what Rob said.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    You are right in that say, Rob Stowell would not appreciate the same matter being bought up by Nicky Hager, yet Rob Stowell would also at the same time tell the gossipers/ potential blackmailers to get the hell out of his private life. They may have been still plotting if not for the release of this book. They were out to get R.H.

    R.H: No comment.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    Maybe we should ask our media one question? Are you a fan of Ayn Rand? It's a big eye opener in the states. She is a very popular right wing philosopher.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    They may have been still plotting if not for the release of this book. They were out to get R.H.

    It’s my interpretation that the interest in Rodney Hide extended as far removing him from his role as Act leader:

    Simon Lusk, 4/24, 10:11am

    better not tell don, he will have kittens if he were involved in this

    […]

    Simon Lusk, 4/24, 10:16am

    yes good move

    i forgot to mention

    nashy was rooting this sheila rodney

    has been texting a while ago though

    […]

    Simon Lusk, 5/5, 4:51am

    don told derek cheng i was not paid by him and i was not paid by ACT as far as he knew and he wasnt goign to comment any fruther on who was involved with his coup

    From then one would assume it would have been onto new business:

    Simon Lusk, 4/26, 12:22am

    from now on we are deeply principled and supporting heather roy just in case she wants to pay us

    -------------------------
    Cameron Slater, 4/26, 12:22am

    from teh bully rodney hide

    ok i am at lunch until 2pm

    […]

    Simon Lusk, 5/6, 5:31am

    yes you can probably post a good piece tomorrow about how don won the week

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison, in reply to mark taslov,

    That’s what it was. Me and you know how heavy that is.

    Too big politically to print a headline. If this had only involved Kim Dotcom. Then it would have been politically correct.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    As an idealist I’m amazed that with all his contradictory “no comments” The Herald is still printing Hide’s money. These articles he writes are an affront to honest journalism. I thought in that article that simon g linked to over the page, Roughan was by inference remarkably transparent, if not almost bordering on apologetic:

    News companies around the world have by no means given up the task of finding new ways to sustain an independent, credible supply of public information but it is worth pondering what will happen if they cannot. The demand for news and commentary will not disappear. Thanks to the internet that demand is more voracious than ever.

    In the absence of independent news services the demand could be met by self-selected feeds of raw information from governments, corporate public relations, political parties, local bodies and any other organisation that can afford to distribute information they want the public to know.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    Too big to fail. The new environment.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to mark taslov,

    The hilarious thing is that Roughan seems to think Te Harrumph! is an “independent news service” (as against his alternative of a press release regurgitator). One or both of those descriptions would seem inaccurate.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1930 posts Report Reply

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