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# 151112 14-Aug-2014 11:22
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Obviously this has been widely reported in the media. What is everyones thoughts?

Damaging Revelations? Stuff we always suspected, but now have proof? Nicky Hager is a screaming left-wing conspiracy theorist? Yawn?

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  # 1109412 16-Aug-2014 09:39
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I'm sure Hager "leans to the left".  For goodness sake, much of his focus has been on exposing the influence of "big business" in the political process, environmental issues etc. 
To extend this to suggest that there's some kind of collusion between Hager and political parties on the left is a stretch of the imagination IMO.  The LP under Cunliffe seems to have been unprepared to "make the most" of Hager's allegations.  I get the feeling that if the shoe was on the other foot, and it was Slater's "investigative journalism" delivering bombshells against the LP, then there'd be a pre-informed, well coordinated and unified response from the right to maximise the damage.

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  # 1110055 17-Aug-2014 19:45
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cyril7: Hi, I normally dont get drawn on political stuff, but honestly, it seems no one hacked anything, instead Labour whom seem asleep at the wheel left it hanging, knowingly or not, for anyone interested to have a butchers at. They have no one to blame except those IT staff responsible for their tech, and presumably any officers in control of those staff.


So ya know you left your front door open.. had a good look around your house and took lots of photos before I left. Then I announced your fetish for master filters. That's all your fault and I don't need to take any responsibilities for my actions and consequential activities I did afterwards. I absolve all responsibility because you left your front door open.

And if he came out into the public arena complaining you had done so, he would be getting exactly as much sympathy as Labour is getting now (none from anyone with more than 3 brain cells), and about as much mocking for being so stupid.

IANAL but I am fairly sure entering a persons house is still breaking and entering. Much like there are laws around unauthorised access of a computer. Yes Labour techs were complete muppets for their lax security. Certainly doesn't justify what WhaleOil did, nor does it excuse that one of the senior National staffers and their IT support were in on it too.

I had believed that people within positions of power should behave better than that. Sad you don't share that view.




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  # 1110123 17-Aug-2014 21:17
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KiwiNZ: NZ would be a better place if Dotcom left and took Slater and Hager with him

New Zealand would be a lot better place if more critical thinking was involved with our politics.

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