It’s no real surprise that the public trust Kim Dotcom more than John Key:
Public sides with Dotcom in poll
… At issue is whether the Prime Minister knew about Kim Dotcom before the raid on his Coatesville mansion in February last year.
John Key has always denied it, but Mr Dotcom says he has evidence to prove it.
A 3 News Reid Research poll asked the public who they believe; 52 percent said they believe Dotcom, while 34 percent believe Mr Key. The rest said they didn’t know or care.
For other coverage: John Key’s credibility takes a hit. A reminder to Key that his “popularity” as preferred PM is a politician’s “popularity” (he’s seen as the least bad option perhaps), not to be mistaken for the real thing.
In other Dotcom developments, check out this audio from last night’s anti GCSB Bill protest: Kim Dotcom reveals how John Key knew about him prior to the raid – Audio. Starting about 1:30 Journalist Selwyn Manning describes “some breaking news from Dotcom”:
Manning: He said that the New Zealand SIS back in mid 2010 … made a recommendation to the immigration minister … that he be blocked from getting residencey here in New Zeland. … Kim Dotocom said that information that has come through from his case through disclosure and legal means has shown that later in 2010 the Prime Minister John Key went to Hollywood and met with the movie brass over there. Now the very next day the SIS pulled its advisory and then supported his residency application. Now the implication there from Dotcom was that if this is true then the net seems to have been cast to basically capture him and the thing was in play …
Interviewer 1: [Recaps and questions why?]
Manning: The logic would suggest … was the SIS then turning it around so he would get residency here, he was then on safe New Zealand soil so the FBI could do what it did.
Interviewer 2: And catch him.
[… discussion …]
Interviewer 1: If that is the case, then John Key must have known.