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9:42 am, October 11th, 2014 - 16 comments
Categories: journalism, law - Tags: #dirtypolitics, john roughan, nicky hager
Assisted no doubt by attempts to have the fund shut down, donations are still rolling in for Nicky Hager’s defence. More than 1000 donations have been made and the total now stands at over $45,000. This is inspiring stuff. However much the John Roughan’s of the world like to whinge about it (hah), Hager’s work clearly has the support of many…
Here are some highlights from the article Nicky Hager wrote in the Guardian that attracted fanboy Roughan’s ire.
“New Zealand elections: dirty tricks helped John Key win another term
An orchestrated attack has painted Key’s political opponents as dodgy, untrustworthy or incompetent. This is not how democracy should work.
The government used its access to official information to devise repeated mini scandals for launch by the bloggers. Various news organisations saw the attack bloggers as easy sources of scoops and cooperated in these manufactured scandals.”
Roughan hagiography of Key failed to mention anything mentioned in Dirty Politics.
Wonder if this fact shows up how poor and compromised a ‘journalist’ Roughan actually is.
+100….thanks for that Paul!…..that link to the Guardian article is absolutely damning!….a must read for everyone
Nicky Hager is not one of New Zealand’s leading journalist for nothing…he has integrity and courage in spades ….and he is analytically super intelligent
It is fantastic the legal defense fund set up for Hager is still tracking up
….because it is really a defense fund for all New Zealanders’ and their Democracy!
Yes,thanks for the link Paul.We just have to suffer john armstrong here at my local ODT,I never go to the granny herald unless Sandinista’s offers a link which helps the debate,ta.
Ha ! The black pot (on the eve of an election) Key hagiographer calling the shining kettle, whom he grudgingly allows IS a journalist, black. It’s his professionalism needs some work not Hager’s. Pompous git Roughan. Soooo Herald !
Has Hagar admitted his part in executing “the right’s” plan in that he was told that focusing on dirty politics helps the right – and he executed a plan that did?
you think he should have waited til after the election?
may be we could crowd fund a private prosecution of slater and ede
another idea would to crowd fund a documentry based on dirty politics similiar to the inside job we could use kick starter site its out of the wing nuts and haters reach
Dont have much, but gave what I could. Every little bit helps. The likes of Hager, Snowden, Greenwald and Assange are heroes in my book.
Can someone explain to me what “defence” the funds are going towards? Isn’t this just a “I like Nicky Hager and want him to have some more money” fund?
google is your friend. standard search function is yourfriend, msm is your friend…
The costs of taking this to court are considerable. It takes hundreds to thousands of dollars to file each of the various petitions, documents, and all of the other paraphernalia of a wide court battle. The police (based on their past performances with activists) will run it out through every possible avenue of appeal on taxpayers funds.
The amount collected is probably still a minimal for this kind of battle, even with the pro-bono legal support. However this fund should allow him to not have to choose between what he chooses to appeal and defend on.
The usual intent is to get people to give up as their financial resources fail. In this case I think it is a lot less likely to happen – don’t you?