Hagar-ography…

August 15th, 2014 at 9:00 am by Kokila Patel

 

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  1. Inthisdress (280 comments) says:

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  2. Ross12 (1,432 comments) says:

    W/O links to an article by Ian Wishart about Hager and his book. Well worth a read as it shows what a hypocrite Hager is

    http://www.investigatemagazine.co.nz/Investigate/12926/breaking-news-nicky-hager-breach-basic-journalism-standards-new-dirty-politics-book/

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  3. redqueen (567 comments) says:

    Reasonably accurate…

    @Inthisdress

    Bugger off.

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  4. iMP (2,387 comments) says:

    Hagar’s antics are ghastly. NZers do not like this; he and his ilk (the obviously associated Left of NZ politics) will simply suffer in the poll of public opinion. With Labour at a new record low, this will hurt them even more in the final month.

    Tnx Nicky, you’re really only assisting the Centre-Right, because normal NZers have your measure.

    No one believes you are a public champion exposing truth and uncovering demons. Your timing prior to every election exposes you as the calculating partisan activist you really are. You are a muck-racker that uses stolen property, and perhaps worst, maybe you are involved in spying on people, eavesdropping or perhaps using electronic devices for your political ends. Tell us the truth.

    “This president is not a crook.” ~ Nixon.

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  5. Harriet (4,990 comments) says:

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  6. Griff (7,819 comments) says:

    Wishart is no better than Hager .
    left or right
    Just another conspiracy driven whacko.

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  7. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    ‘“This president is not a crook.” ~ Nixon’
    Not the best quote to be using in these circumstances, perhaps.

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  8. oldpark (339 comments) says:

    Yes he is the puppet and fall guy bunny of a far more sinister type of faceless email hacking terrorists.Sure if he is charged with the receiver of stolen emails, and using them for a pecuniary advantage,even word for word using stolen emails,with personal comments from Mr Slaters gmail account.Hager will reveal all,as long as he does not end up in a witness protection safe house.Once the real truth comes out,if I were him I would be afraid,very afraid.

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  9. peterwn (3,277 comments) says:

    Cartoon looks like Torso II which Auckland Art Gallery purchased controversially years ago. See:
    http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/the-collection/browse-artwork/3133/torso-ii-torcello

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  10. jcuk (693 comments) says:

    I was a little annoyed that Guy Espliner did not ask Lynn Prentice this Morning Report about the off mentioned here on KB that Mickey Savage on The Standard was a Labour Party Staffer or something similar as LP denied connections between TS and the Left politics. So pure and white … just opinions …. No connections like the dirty Nationals …. Yeah a Tui indeed.

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  11. Yogibear (366 comments) says:

    3 Thoughts after a few days reflectioin:

    1: only the left in New Zealand could try to paint Facebook posts as evidence of a secret right wing consipracy….. Facebook people!

    2: Some here have been saying this is Kim Dot Com’s big reveal. I don’t think thats the case. But Hagar’s book has suddenly upped the potential for the KDC event being a Mega Flop, having already socialised the likely content and allowed all the lines discrediting and minimising the impact to be well imbedded in the public domain.

    3 The most interesting thing for me is Whale Oil has been hinting at a big story he will release soon, and whether this story is so big and so damaging to the left that its dictated the timing, focus and content of Hagars book.

    My reasoning for the last point is that the book is kind of “meh” for me in comparison to the content of Hagar’s previous works. Its very bland and totally unsurprising to those who have any contact with political discourse outside of the MSM. But if the plan is to minimise, neutalise and deflect the WO bomb, then its probably the best play the left can make.

    Then again, maybe I’m giving Hager and the left too much credit…………..

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  12. xy (187 comments) says:

    Oops! I forgot to tell a joke!

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  13. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Next you’ll be saying that cartoons are meant to be funny.

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  14. Ross12 (1,432 comments) says:

    Griff attacks the person again.
    I bet you did not even read the piece which is largely quotes from Hager in his evidence to Court last year.

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  15. Shazzadude (529 comments) says:

    Translation: Hagar is a big poo-poo head.

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  16. publicwatchdog (2,625 comments) says:

    Good on you Nicky Hagar.

    Wish we had more investigative journalists of your ilk here in New Zealand.

    ‘Seek truth from FACTS’.

    Penny Bright

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  17. ross411 (842 comments) says:

    Nicky Hagar makes me sad. If only we had a journalist who actually did what Hagar claims to do. Whether they did it to the left or right would be irrelevant as I imagine doing it honestly would end up targeting both parties. Instead, we have a Kim Dotcom fronting shill in the form of Hagar, and a bunch of clueless Labour favouring news actors who pretend they’re journalists. It hurts us all for this weak situation to be the status quo.

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  18. ross411 (842 comments) says:

    And this cartoon is lame. Sorry artist. Sorry people who like it. I don’t think it really does anything but bring the blog down.

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  19. Inthisdress (280 comments) says:

    which was kind of my point . . .

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  20. cha (4,036 comments) says:

    What’s next, crosshairs….?.

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  21. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    As an attempted play on the words “hollow men” this cartoon fails for a number of reasons. Firstly it requires the words in text as an explanation. Secondly it’s used a visual inference that is too similar to that of a bullet hole, making it look like Hagar has been shot in the head. This interpretation is offensive although unlikely intended. Lastly as a visual pun on hollow-ness an empty head makes little sense.

    I can not work out work out why Hagar might proclaim what is written in the speech bubble nor what reference to being a skunk, other than its malodorous defence mechanism, has.

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  22. Keeping Stock (10,342 comments) says:

    @ jcuk – on Newstalk ZB Wellington’s Friday Forum this morning, Josie Pagani disclosed that THREE senior Labour/Cunliffe staffers blog regularly and anonymously at the Standard. She named names, which you can hear on the audio file below. These are IN ADDITION to Greg Presland, Mr Cunliffe’s friend, legal adviser, blogger and secret trust setter-upper. There’s no timer on the media player, but it’s just past the half-way mark

    http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/wellington/listen-on-demand/audio/tf-friday-forum-pt1-15thaug2014

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  23. Pete George (23,602 comments) says:

    That can’t be right Keeping Stock. Lynn Prentice was reported at Radio New Zealand:

    He says bloggers on the site get their information almost entirely from public sources, library research, or their own knowledge from being in political parties for decades.

    “It is completely obvious in the posts where the information comes from because we always either link to it or state how we acquired it. We don’t have a “tipline” of ministers dishing the dirt on enemies.

    “To be complicit in that kind of sock-puppetry requires the kind of compliant deference to authority that comes naturally to people on the right.”

    Mr Prentice says the accusations by the National Party that The Standard is ghost written by Labour staffers is “bullshit”.

    Don’t forget Mike Smith, ex Party secretary and employee in David Shearer’s office (don’t know what he’s doing now). He posted today. Also presumably another one again who is a Labour Party member, Bunji (also posted today).

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  24. adc (595 comments) says:

    It’s Hager as in Lager, not Hagar…

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  25. MH (762 comments) says:

    the drink or the Bore’s retreat ?

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  26. MH (762 comments) says:

    god almighty row going on abouts rights to publish the book on Dotecom’s site. And as for filum rights…Goff wants to play hager and Shearer, Harre himself. Probably won’t harm Robbin Williams chance for a post humerous Oscar. Key has already done a deal with MGM, the filum should be released from HM prison Mt Eden on election day. Is there no end to Dirty Poll Texts and muslim cloth e-himmalayahs?

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  27. adze (2,126 comments) says:

    @labrator

    As an attempted play on the words “hollow men” this cartoon fails for a number of reasons. Firstly it requires the words in text as an explanation.

    I’m struggling to see why this is necessarily a sin, unless the joke is so obscure that a pithy one-liner is insufficient. I’ve seen plenty of single panel cartoons with explanatory captions.

    Secondly it’s used a visual inference that is too similar to that of a bullet hole, making it look like Hagar has been shot in the head. This interpretation is offensive although unlikely intended.

    Pfft, come off it. That thought didn’t even occur to me. It’s far too large and smooth to be a bullet hole. And if it’s clear that meaning wasn’t intended, that reduces any offensiveness anyway.

    Lastly as a visual pun on hollow-ness an empty head makes little sense.

    A hollow head is a clear suggestion that Hager has no brain, and is also a reference to a previous anti-National book by Hager, The Hollow Men.
    As for the skunk, well that was probably the only head scratcher for me. He stinks maybe? Whatever.

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  28. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    @adze

    I’m struggling to see why this is necessarily a sin

    Captions are fine. Most cartoons are dependant on them. This speech bubble makes literally no sense. Nicky Hager would actually say those words? It may make more sense as a title but as spoken words?

    Pfft, come off it. That thought didn’t even occur to me.

    Oddly it was the first thing that came to me. cha and others have intimated likewise. I’m not saying it is, I’m saying it’s too open to interpretation and a distracting and destructive one at that.

    A hollow head is a clear suggestion that Hager has no brain, and is also a reference to a previous anti-National book by Hager, The Hollow Men.

    I get the reference, it’s just completely tenuous as to the correlation to someone with a hole in their head. The Hollow Men is also a poem by T S Eliot. I would assume that this is more likely an originator of the reference for Hager’s book, not hollow heads. Calling Hager brainless is just amateur.

    I don’t like Hager but this cartoon is without any comedic merit.

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  29. adze (2,126 comments) says:

    labrator, I have found that political humour is rarely sophisticated, especially for partisan politics. If you’ve put up with Hodgson’s tripe in the DomPost for as long as we Wellingtonians have, this one is positively esoteric in comparison.

    I get the reference, it’s just completely tenuous as to the correlation to someone with a hole in their head.

    How else would we know it’s hollow?

    It’s ok that you don’t like the cartoon, as long as you realise it’s just one point of view.

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  30. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    Absolutely. It is only my point of view. I just get bored when people say things like “this sucks” so I do my best imitation of constructive criticism.

    I rarely find any NZ political cartoons consistently hit the mark. Some I find consistently inane yet some how they receive regular praise in the MSM.

    How else would we know it’s hollow?

    To me the hollow reference was always metaphorical, as in the poem, the people are morally empty. If I was to do my version of this cartoon Hager would be a puppet of some dirty politicians.

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  31. Dale 08 (32 comments) says:

    Watching from afar I’m disappointed that the left still thinks stealing,snooping,spying,lying,lowdown gutter sniping and negativity will win elections. All the Nats need to do is stay on message and promote just how well NZ is really doing. The hard working swinging voters hate the nasty crap that labour and it’s mates are peddling.

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  32. itstricky (1,852 comments) says:

    Hagar’s antics are ghastly. NZers do not like this; he and his ilk (the obviously associated Left of NZ politics) will simply suffer in the poll of public opinion. With Labour at a new record low, this will hurt them even more in the final month.

    Watching from afar I’m disappointed that the left still thinks stealing,snooping,spying,lying,lowdown gutter sniping and negativity will win elections. All the Nats need to do is stay on message and promote just how well NZ is really doing.

    And, sorry, this is different from what Slater boy is accussed of doing just how?

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  33. Anthony (796 comments) says:

    I thought it was a bullet hole where Hager had shot himself in the head while trying to take aim at National, and left himself hollow!

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  34. Dean Papa (784 comments) says:

    Yes, I also thought it looked like a hole, after someone had fired a shotgun at Hager’s head! With that thought in mind, Hager would be well advised not to accept any invitations to go on a hunting trip with Slater!!

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