Dotcom’s e-bomb

July 17th, 2014 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

has announced he plans to drop a political bombshell five days before the general election which he says will prove the Prime Minister has been lying about when he first knew about the German internet tycoon.

Dotcom made the announcement yesterday to 3News on the first day of the internet Mana party’s road trip campaign.

“On September 15, I’m doing a Town Hall event in Auckland and I invite everyone to come there because that is going to be the day when I’m going to reveal my evidence…..my evidence around the political interference and my evidence that John Key lied,” Dotcom said.

If the evidence stacked up as significant, he would not be releasing it five days before the election. He’s chosen that date in the hope media will breathlessly report it, and not have time to actually scrutinise or authenticate it. Otherwise he would release it well in advance of that. It’s basically a ploy to try and get publicity for his pet party in the last week, and damage National.

I can’t imagine it will be anything reliable. Probably some second hand report of someone saying they one mentioned his name to John Key at a social function.

If John Key had heard of Kim Dotcom prior to the raid, I can’t see why he wouldn’t have said “Yeah, I’d heard a couple of people mention him”. There is no significance in whether he had or had not heard of him earlier unless you believe the conspiracy theory that Joe Biden, Warners, Barack Obama and John Key are all part of a global conspiracy to persecute the honest businessman Kim Dotcom.

The fact that Dotcom has had to offer $5 million or so for proof of his pet conspiracy theory, suggests that he of course has no proof – otherwise why would you be offering money for it.

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63 Responses to “Dotcom’s e-bomb”

  1. dirty harry (525 comments) says:

    A dangerous man is this kim.slob..why is he still here? Why isn’t he in an American jail.

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  2. Simon (780 comments) says:

    Just as well Bush isn’t currently in the white house otherwise the left would be biting off chicken heads about now.

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  3. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    The proposed timing of his ‘revelation’ is suspicious, especially after Dotcom had previously claimed he wouldn’t reveal his evidence until his court case (which now won’t be until next year).

    The conspiracy theories are the least likely explanations. There’s a number of more likely possibilities:
    – SIS didn’t think their interest in Dotcom was important enough to advise Key and likewise Jonathan Coleman.
    – Key is using semantics eg he hadn’t heard of ‘Kim Dotcom’ but had heard of ‘Kim Schmitz’ or of a German being investigated.
    – Key knew of Dotcom but is bound by secrecy (his SIS responsibilities) not to reveal it. It’s possible SIS were investigating Dotcom for a different currently un-revealed reason.

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  4. duggledog (1,620 comments) says:

    So, we’ve got a new Winston Peters!

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  5. Manolo (14,165 comments) says:

    The sooner we get rid of the German fraudster, the better for NZ.

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  6. EAD (1,450 comments) says:

    What a complete dork this Dotcom guy is. Is this what politics in this country has come to – smears, lies, personal narratives, emotions, equality and now these tabloid styled “gotcha” tactics.

    Why doesn’t he campaign against against National’s record in office? The problem with that approach for Labour & Greens and to a lesser extent KDC is what would they actually attack National on for their record in office that is substantially different from their policies?

    No wonder turnout at the polls is decreasing with every election because no matter what team of Rulers you pick, the more things stay the same.

    “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it” – Mark Twain

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  7. lilman (972 comments) says:

    lol,This guy has been pissing me ff since day one,I hope he gets booted.
    As for key Knowing him when?,If I were key I would never admit to knowing him as hes such an arse.

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  8. flipper (4,327 comments) says:

    All this sounds like the N Bomb that Clark / Simpson / Mike “Fat Tony” Williams tried to invent and plant on the MSM in 2008.

    Absolutely bloody pathetic, but it serves to continue the narrative of the left, and the compliant MSM.

    Pity the voters don’t listen, as evidenced by today’s Fairfax poll which is NOT good news for Labour, CminusT, the red melons or Peters.

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  9. bringbackdemocracy (429 comments) says:

    Next he’ll be saying Huka Lodge is for sale!!!!

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  10. ShawnLH (6,600 comments) says:

    “The problem with that approach for the Labour & Greens is what would they actually attack National on for their record in office that is substantially different from their policies?”

    A tax cut to the highest income rate. A tax cut for corporations. The 90 day trial period. Restrictions on when and how Unions can enter a work place. Charter schools. Three strikes. Partial sell down of state assets. Requiring schools to give parents clear information about student performance…….

    Do you never watch the News EAD? Perhaps you should stop dropping those red pills. They seem to affecting your perception.

    Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, this is appalling behavior from DotCon, designed to try and manipulate the election outcome. Thankfully, like all of Labour and NZF’s claims that they had smoking guns, it will fail.

    The sooner he’s extradited the better.

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  11. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    Bradbury is promoting it as a repeat of last year’s GCSB town hall meeting.

    The September 15th Dotcom vs GCSB Town Hall meeting in Auckland

    “On September 15, I’m doing a Town Hall event in Auckland and I invite everyone to come there because that is going to be the day when I’m going to reveal my evidence…..my evidence around the political interference and my evidence that John Key lied,”

    Tick tick boom. In the week of the 2014 election, The Daily Blog will stream this event live on TDB. Kim will produce the evidence he says he has and the nation can decide. More details as they are announced.

    There’s not much chance the Internet Party will be seen as a party rather than one person’s publicity.

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  12. Akaroa (612 comments) says:

    I don’t claim to be a sample opinion holder amongst the wider public – but personally i’ve just about had enough of all this Dotcom drivel.

    He was an interesting diversionary subject at first, but – the more I hear and see of him and his bletherings – the more i wish he and the over-excited, running-around-in-circles, never-had-anything-like-this-before, NZ so-called media (hah!) would put a sock in it.

    The name – (or title, or nom-de-plume, or alias) – of ‘Dotcom’, when I see it now, merely produces a reaction of , “Oh no! Not that overweight poseur again!”

    Time to move on people, and leave the large hun and those fixated by him where they belong – in yesterday’s stale news!!

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  13. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    Chris Trotter is left resorting to a political Hail Mary pass.

    15/9/14

    IT IS THE EVENING of Monday, 15 September 2014. The General Election is just five days away and the Auckland Town Hall is full-to-bursting. The Internet Party has made certain that every one of the 1,250 seats is occupied by making free tickets available to people online on a first-come, first-served basis. Many hundreds more are packing the rooms adjoining the chamber and, outside, Aotea Square is rapidly filling with people eager to follow proceedings on the giant video screen supplied by the man of the hour – Kim Dotcom.

    The unprecedented public interest has been carefully nourished by the Internet Party’s constant drip-feeding of information to the news media. Week-after-week Laila Harre and her team have told the story of a small but proud Pacific nation transformed into the willing lap-dog of an overbearing super-power…

    ,,,blah blah blah…

    If Kim Dotcom is able to convince this gathering that John Key has lied to the New Zealand people, concludes Harre, then in five days’ time the New Zealand people must use the Ballot Box to inform John Key that his services as Prime Minister are no longer required.

    The Town Hall and the now overflowing Square outside erupt in thunderous applause.

    Kim Dotcom rises from his seat and walks towards the microphone …

    …Hail Mary, Hail Kim, Heil Kim…

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  14. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    It is with regret that we watch this filthy fat freak constantly abusing the privilege of being in this country, acting as a host nation to him. Why the hell can he not be put on a plane and shipped out immediately? If anyone on this thread went to any other country in the world and attempted to pervert the course of justice, interfere in politics, threatening the elected leader of that country, what would happen. Come on JK, this fat slug is pissing everyone off and we want him gone. I suppose he is now in contact with Billingsley, that would be par for the obese slug.

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  15. ShawnLH (6,600 comments) says:

    “Week-after-week Laila Harre and her team have told the story of a small but proud Pacific nation transformed into the willing lap-dog of an overbearing super-power…”

    Oh dear, Chris must be taking the same pills as EAD! :)

    This is almost up there with his article prior to the first National win that if JK becomes PM the religious Taliban will take over NZ.

    The far left and the far right are as loopy as each other.

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  16. david (2,194 comments) says:

    Unbelievably, Barry Soper (esteemed political editor) and Mary someone on ZB Drivetime last night concluded that KDC was about to release damning evidence against the PM.
    What they, in all their wisdom, should have concluded was that KDC will prove that he has the media on a string and that as they spoke, TV producers will be allocating crews to cover the meeting on 15 September thus capturing a complete news cycle at the peak of the election campaign.
    Such appears to be the power of this dangerous man.
    It is not that the public might be swayed, it is that he will effectively block 24 hours worth of valuable news time and will have most of NZ’s media kowtowing to him in the hope of getting something to report. The probable outcome is that there will be nothing to report which in itself will become the news.
    IMHO he is an oxygen thief and should be starved of exposure. Then we would really see what he is made of.

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  17. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    Public sympathy for this over-sized kraut sausage is arriving at the point whereby any party announcing that he would have a sail strapped to his back and be dropped in the tide south of the Auckland Islands would have a sure-fired election winner.

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  18. Lance (2,712 comments) says:

    My wife hardly ever comments on political matters but I had to smile when she declared that DotCom thinks he is some puppet master and everyone is dancing to his string pulls, but he is dreaming.

    Still some fools definitely have strings attached.

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  19. stephieboy (3,514 comments) says:

    Again this won’t stop true believers ,errr um tin foil hatters, like wiki and coy.Wiki fervently believes that he will be having some giggles come 15/09.
    Oh dear three days after 9/11.!?

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  20. Dead Earnest (160 comments) says:

    21/9/14
    On a misty Sunday morning a solitary USAF Starlifter takes off from Whenuapai Air Base and quickly disappears into the low hanging clouds.
    From behind the dew covered security fence an inconsolable sobbing is heard.
    A lone Laila Harre dabbs her eyes and trudges off toward her dust covered Porsch.

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  21. peterwn (3,332 comments) says:

    It is not uncommon for candidates/ parties to drop this sort of bomb just before an election – remember Winston Peters’ claim that some government department had ordered 50 or so Mercedes Benzes (or was it Bimmers? and nothing to do with the Ministerial car orders). Another typical one is to put the wind up beneficiaries and state house tenants about National’s alleged hidden policies.

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  22. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    david: Barry Soper is so far left he makes Bradford appear a capitalist. He would do anything in his power to assist toppling National. Take a look at his past history, even to the point of demonstrating with Clark.

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  23. seanmaitland (501 comments) says:

    The backlash on the facebook news articles about this is massive – pretty much 99% of people posting on them saying they are sick of KDC and want him out of the country.

    What an idiot.

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  24. greenjacket (486 comments) says:

    I guarantee that David Fisher will repeat everything his paymaster has dictated to him, and the Herald will scream headlines that “Key has lied” (though without any actual evidence).

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  25. eszett (2,450 comments) says:

    If the evidence stacked up as significant, he would not be releasing it five days before the election.

    Still slightly smarter than Whale, who released his info five days AFTER the election.

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  26. wikiriwhis business (4,191 comments) says:

    J Key is the head of the SIS but had never heard of a billionaire moving to NZ seeking residency.

    Not a very good and informed head of SIS. At all!

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  27. kiwi in america (2,314 comments) says:

    Kim Dotcom is miscalculating big time. His star is now waning and is tarnished and his blatant rorting of the political system and the supine sycophancy of the left has not gone unnoted. He’s threatened this bomb before and its a fizzer. Key and his staff will have gone over every possible eventuality that Key could’ve known – he’s not stupid. If there is a smoking gun, Key would’ve given equivocating answers. He is clear and unequivocal each time he asked. Key is not a high stakes bluffer hoping that if Dotcom had something genuinely damaging, that he could BS his way out or hope that DC wouldn’t use it. Key knows the media have mostly been fawning in their coverage of Dotcom and love a juicy scandal that might knock Key down a peg. Whatever weak tea Dotcom serves up will be easily batted away and, regardless of what the media will report, a majority of NZers trust and like John Key.

    This is just media pimping and will get KDC his 15 minutes of fame but for what effect. The Greens are already cannibalizing Labour and the Greens fear Internet Mana will pinch votes off them. Even if the media breathlessly pant about hearsay evidence and say how damaging this is to National, it means Cunliffe is starved of media oxygen in the last week of the campaign as NZ witnesses the flailing round of one giant vanity project.

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  28. kiwi in america (2,314 comments) says:

    wikiriwhis business
    Um first he’s not a billionaire – just a common garden millionaire. The left needs to get its SIS/GSBC talking points straight. Either Key is a naughty boy for interfering too much (in the hiring of Ian Fletcher) or he’s a naughty boy for NOT interfering in operational matters (KDC’s warrant). As for residency, why would any Prime Minister of any party be informed as to the residency application of any potential migrant given that neither he nor Clark were ever Minsters of Immigration.

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  29. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    “IMHO he is an oxygen thief and should be starved of exposure. Then we would really see what he is made of.”

    Worried about what he might say david? lol

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  30. Sporteone (54 comments) says:

    The one question I would like to ask, is when is the media going to just ignore this BSing German. He has hoodwinked NZ for to long and been given to much time in the spot light.

    Yes, there have been some pretty strange events that have gone on around his investigation, but they have/are all being played out in court. Let the system deal with it and see what happens.

    This guy is just trying to convince a political party, who he is trying to have elected into parliament, support him and stop any extradition. If Russel Norman has his way, he would stop any extradition. He has even said this. It is a dangerous step to take for any political party to start usurping the rule of law or any court decision.

    I just wish the media would ignore what he says and stop reporting his statements. He is a nobody and Lara is just his little puppet. I have lost any respect I had for her.

    DC is either thick, which I don’t think he is or just plain stupid, because he has not realised that the average Joe Bloggs just care about what he says or has to say and just wish he was a gone.

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  31. Sponge (263 comments) says:

    The Daily Blog will stream this event live on TDB

    Yeah cos that will have the whole nation riveted to his website won’t it? God Bradbury is a dick.

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  32. dirty harry (525 comments) says:

    ..I mean KDC is soooo fat his feet don’t get wet when he takes a shower..

    ..hes so fat..when he turns around , people throw him a welcome back party…

    ..hes so fat..he cant even jump to a conclusion..

    that is all.

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  33. Fentex (1,133 comments) says:

    Personally I don’t understand why it’s an issue to people, but…

    If John Key had heard of Kim Dotcom prior to the raid, I can’t see why he wouldn’t have said “Yeah, I’d heard a couple of people mention him”.

    If only people were so rational. It is often the case that politicians who get into trouble over lies and hiding facts do so for little initial reason.

    I suspect Key lied, I don’t know it for a fact. If I was to hazard a guess as to why he would it would be that he has a slightly guilty conscience over the secrets he keeps about our spies and their activities and his part in organizing his friends job at their head and defaulted to denial about something he suspected would cast him in a bad light for reasons that might not be obvious to us now.

    But I don’t think it’s the important part of Key’s relationship with the GCSB. I’m more concerned with his apparent lack of concern about it’s actions, behaviours and general willingness to compromise our individual securities for the benefit of authority in and out of New Zealand.

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  34. RightNow (7,014 comments) says:

    Wow, making an announcement 5 days before the election doesn’t seem at all like a smear tactic. It’s bound to pull heaps of swing voters… from the Greens.

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  35. Colville (2,318 comments) says:

    If Joe Biden had anything to do with the raid on DotCrim it would explain why it was such a fu*kup.
    Everything Biden touches turns to kaka.

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  36. Redbaiter (10,395 comments) says:

    Innocent until proven guilty is the principle that has stood the British Empire and its colonies well for hundreds of years and made it one of the world’s greatest civilisations.

    A few decades of Progressivism, mainly endorsed and enabled by the completely lost National Party has apparently destroyed that principle.

    I do not watch or listen to NZ media. The only information I get I glean from the internet. If I need to read something I go to the Herald site or Stuff or elsewhere and read it. But I do not seek out these information sources as a matter of habit. I never watch TV3 of TV One. If I need to see some particular item I again seek it out on the net.

    So my views are formed only by what I see on the internet, and what I see is a serious build up of hate towards a citizen who was illegally spied upon and was raided by a SWAT team under a false warrant.

    This scenario has all the characteristics of a serious miscarriage of justice underpinned by the need to ensure John Key wins the coming election. I don’t think it is right at all.

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  37. RightNow (7,014 comments) says:

    What citizen are you talking about Red? He’s not a NZ citizen.

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  38. Redbaiter (10,395 comments) says:

    John Key is best friends with Obama.

    Obama’s Hollywood donors have threatened to deny him millions of dollars in campaign funding if he does not do something about file sharing.

    Obama is corrupt. The spying was illegal. The raid was illegal. KDC’s Megaupload is considered by many legal specialists as operating within a legally acceptable framework.

    These are all facts that the JK fan club may choose to deny, but they do exist.

    I do not deny KDC the right to fight in any way he sees possible when he is the victim of an injustice that seems to have the endorsement of the Prime Minister of NZ.

    It was Obama and John Key who made it political.

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  39. Unity (633 comments) says:

    Whatever he says, I really think most of us will roll just over and heave a big sigh. Personally I hope he’s extradited and taken far far away where we don’t have to listen to him spouting on and on about his vendetta any more. I’m sure the whole thing will be a fizzer when it is revealed otherwise surely he would have released it long ago. Of course, he just might have something and feel he could do the most damage 5 days before the election. If he keeps on like this, most of us will have our hands over our ears because he will have worn us all out!! Laila Harre is grossly miscalculating cozying up to this buffoon.

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  40. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    “Yeah cos that will have the whole nation riveted to his website won’t it? God Bradbury is a dick.”

    Is Chris Trotter a dick too Sponge (bludger). http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/07/16/15914/

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  41. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Bet even his farnow in South America don’t want a bar of him!

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  42. RightNow (7,014 comments) says:

    “Is Chris Trotter a dick too ”

    Yes.

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  43. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    Why is Chris Trotter a dick RightNow?

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  44. projectman (232 comments) says:

    Re Kiwi in America: “This is just media pimping and will get KDC his 15 minutes of fame but for what effect.”

    To our great regret, the lard arse already has had way more than his 15 minutes of fame.

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  45. Sponge (263 comments) says:

    jackinabox (525 comments) says:
    July 17th, 2014 at 10:42 am
    “Yeah cos that will have the whole nation riveted to his website won’t it? God Bradbury is a dick.”

    Is Chris Trotter a dick too Sponge (bludger). http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/07/16/15914/

    For once I agree with you. Better than the self important twat Bradbury but a dick nonetheless.

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  46. radvad (734 comments) says:

    The big loser of this……Labour and Greens. Nobody will be talking about them 5 days from the election. Oh dear how sad never mind.

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  47. ShawnLH (6,600 comments) says:

    “John Key is best friends with Obama.”

    Oh my God, I did not know that Red. Key has good relations with the President of the USA, the leader of the worlds most powerful country? That’s shocking!

    Everybody, look, Key has a good working relationship with the US Pres!

    Quick, pack your necessities and run for the hills! It’s the end of the world, the communists are at the door, and we will all be forced to become Maori lesbian socialists if this allowed to continue!

    Quit your job and go on the dole and help Red to rid the world of socialist bludgers!

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  48. ross001 (233 comments) says:

    If John Key had heard of Kim Dotcom prior to the raid, I can’t see why he wouldn’t have said “Yeah, I’d heard a couple of people mention him”.

    For most people that would be true, but the PM isn’t most people – he’s told more lies than I’ve had hot dinners. It seems his default position is to lie even when telling the truth is not going to hurt him. In this case, he might have reasoned that if he told the truth, it might turn out to be a big deal, so why not play it safe and tell another lie?

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  49. ross001 (233 comments) says:

    By the way, here’s a list of many of Key’s lies.

    Warning: It is a very long list! Some of the lies are in the above category – there appears to be no reason for him to lied but maybe he was playing it safe, hoping the lie would not be exposed and not caring if it was.

    http://aotearoaawiderperspective.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/a-great-list-of-all-of-john-keys-lies-over-the-last-7-years/

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  50. ross001 (233 comments) says:

    Bet let’s look at what Key has said about Dotcom:

    “Lying is that you knowingly and deceitfully mislead people. That’ll be impossible for Kim Dotcom to prove. I’ll tell you that for nothing because I have no recollection of hearing about the guy before the 19th of January.”

    Hmmm so Key has no “recollection” of hearing about Dotcom. Where have we heard that line before – John Banks?

    [Key] stressed: “I’ve never lied about Kim Dotcom and I don’t lie about anything”.

    That’s another lie to add to the list.

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  51. ross001 (233 comments) says:

    Next he’ll be saying Huka Lodge is for sale!!!!

    Well, that might not be for sale but Huka Falls is. :)

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/commercial-property/9981303/Huka-Falls-Resort-up-for-sale

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  52. Ed Snack (1,937 comments) says:

    Ross001, maybe Key should be MORE like Obama, and claim that he only read about Dotcom in the newspapers after the raid. Then you’d have to say that it is OK, because that’s Obama’s excuse for nearly everything and the left have so far given an absolute pass based on that !

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  53. twofish (107 comments) says:

    Cameron Slater on June 6, 2014 –
    I think Kim Dotcom is politically stupid. I don’t think he knows who he is dealing with…and when he finds out and sees it all crash and burn then the left wing better watch out…because he will do them all over like he did to John Banks.
    He will lie in unison and line people up to lie for him just like he did in the Banks case…and before people go all huffy thinking I am annoyed because of my John Banks, they should remember that I have quite a bit of information on what actually went down inside that mansion…and it will be coming out. A lot of egg is going to meet a lot of faces.

    The left wing keeps talking about a Whaleoil Bomb…it isn’t a bomb, it is squadron of B-52s and the carpet bombing will commence when I am good and ready. Unlike Kim Dotcom, I don’t bluff.
    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2014/06/dirty-money-dirty-politics/

    Waiting …

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  54. I Say Look Here (57 comments) says:

    So, we’re better placed to decide whether Dotcom’s website operates within a “legally acceptable framework” than the US courts are we, Redbaiter? As we know, you can always find “legal specialists” to justify pretty much anything you want.

    But if that’s the case, how about this scenario. Big guy get’s on plane – we’ll even let him take his own special mattress – fronts up at the courthouse stateside, and gets found Not Guilty. Free to go. I have no particular leanings either way on that. But have you any idea why that scenario seems so frightening to him?

    Anyway, what really matters here is the integrity of our electoral system, and people choosing to screw it over for their own purposes, aided and abetted by the subservient media. (Oh look, the NZ Herald found yet another excuse to stick Dotcom’s bonce on the front page today.)

    Funnily enough, I don’t see great hordes of my fellow Kiwis warming to the idea of Dotcom attempting to use his vast resources to inflict potentially the most damaging government in our nation’s history on us, just so that he can get out of having to go to the US to face his accusers.

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  55. Rex Widerstrom (5,013 comments) says:

    So the strategy is to position the Internet Party as a legitimate, broad-based political movement. Laila Harre is hired… sorry, has an epiphany and realises her principles somehow align with those of Dotcom and this interweb thingy the youngsters are always sending their twits on is in fact her passion.

    Righto, so far so good. Some other people are hired… sorry, realise their principles etc… and are sent to Hallensteins to buy matching suits to really emphasise the fact that this is a serious political party with a talented team of spokespeople (well, buying off the peg and not ending up with your trouser cuffs above your ankles is a talent). Yep, things are coming together now.

    With so many people dubious about the party, the next step will be to shift the spotlight off Dotcom and onto our highly paid… sorry, philosophically committed… team of suit-wearers. The last thing we want – the thing we’ve worked so hard to dispel – is the public thinking this is just a vehicle for Dotcom and his immigration issues.

    Great, so… wait… we’re going to do what five days out from the election?!?!

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  56. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    ross69: Eff off back to your slimey “Standard” mates . . . you are a disgrace; maybe you could apologise for trying to be a girlie man.

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  57. James Stephenson (2,266 comments) says:

    It’s “Electorate MP ready to join the Internet Party” all over again.

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  58. Pete George (23,793 comments) says:

    Good point Rex, but that’s just the supposed climax. Dotcom led the party launch. He led the Mana negotiations. He was prominent at the IP talent show. He was prominent at the Laila launch. He seems to be leading the IMP road show (he was saying he was close to Maori because both they and he had been oppressed by the Government).

    And Harre has jumped right into the defence of Dotcom this week in his residency and extradition business.

    There’s now a very well resourced party chugging away trying some interesting ways of doing politics.

    But there has always been a giant shadow over the party, dominating the proceedings. That’s how it was always going to be, despite some token claims that the party would be independent of its visionary financier.

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  59. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (899 comments) says:

    The only bomb that will come out of Crim DotCon is from his big backside…..

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  60. Longknives (4,952 comments) says:

    His arse would just about have it’s own Gravitational pull…

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  61. dirty harry (525 comments) says:

    “But there has always been a giant shadow over the party, dominating the proceedings.”

    heh..from KDC’s stomach..

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  62. stephieboy (3,514 comments) says:

    Editorial -deeper into the dot com farce,

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/editorials/10275327/Editorial-Deeper-into-Dotcom-farce

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  63. goldnkiwi (1,612 comments) says:

    Since residency isn’t citizenship, and Laila and Dotcom thinks Dotcom shouldn’t have got residency. Denying citizenship should be a snip.

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