Dotcom boasts of hacking a PM and refuses comment

3 News reports:

The Internet Mana election launch has ended in disaster, with running from the building as journalists were sworn at.

And his bodyguards trying to physically block journalists from following him.

It all started after Dotcom made reference to hacking in his speech, and when journalists wanted to ask him more, whether it was linked with Dirty Politics, it turned ugly.

Internet Mana press secretary Pam Corkery was not happy journalists wanted to talk to Dotcom.

“You puffed-up little s**t,” she said. “He doesn’t want to. He said three times, ‘I don’t want to give you an interview.’ He’s not a candidate. He doesn’t owe you anything. When will you glove puppets of Cameron Slater just piss off?”

So were the media being unreasonable?

Dotcom denies he’s the hacker behind Dirty Politics, but at the party’s campaign launch today said this.

“I hacked our German credit rating system and put our Prime Minister’s credit rating to zero because I didn’t like the guy,” said Dotcom. “You have all figured by now there’s another Prime Minister I don’t like.”

So Dotcom gives a keynote speech to their campaign launch, boasts how he once hacked the German Prime Minister because he didn’t like him, and then mentions how he doesn’t like John Key.

Of course the media will want to interview him about this, no matter how much Pam Corkey yells abuse at them. He wasn’t a spectator at the launch, he was a keynote speaker.

As for whether Dotcom had anything to do with the hacking, well he clearly knew what was in the Hager book before it was published, and has not been able to answer the question how.

But he didn’t want to talk about his comments afterwards.

The abuse started when we were filming, explaining Dotcom was in hiding.

“We’ve talked about jobs today and people living in poverty.” said Corkery. “You want to interview Kim, who said no interviews, about a 19-year-old story. You work in news!”

First of all press secretaries don’t dictate to the media who they are interested in interviewing. He was a speaker, not an observer. Secondly Dotcom is the one who referred to the 19 year old story, so it is natural to want to ask him about it.

But he didn’t want to talk about his comments afterwards.

The abuse started when we were filming, explaining Dotcom was in hiding.

“We’ve talked about jobs today and people living in poverty.” said Corkery. “You want to interview Kim, who said no interviews, about a 19-year-old story. You work in news!”

But he didn’t want to talk about his comments afterwards.

The abuse started when we were filming, explaining Dotcom was in hiding.

So the Internet Mana launch ended in disaster, with talk of hacking, Dotcom running off and media abuse

I don’t know if Dotcom was behind the political espionage hacking, but what we do know is this.

  1. Dotcom has convictions for hacking
  2. Dotcom is very wealthy
  3. Dotcom hates Slater and Key
  4. Many ex Dotcom friends and staffers were giving information to Slater
  5. Dotcom yesterday boasted that he hacked the German PM because he didn’t like him
  6. Dotcom’s chances of not being extradited to the United States are hugely enhanced if he managed to change the Government

It’s not proof, but it is certainly means and motive.

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