Unless you can provide proof this is dirty Danyl

Danyl has posted about an Escalation in ‘Dirty Politics’ at Dimpost, in which he says:

The executive summary of the Dirty Politics scandal goes something like ‘A cabal of some of the most awful people in the country engaged in unethical and borderline illegal activity for political and financial reasons, and the mainstream media helped them do it in exchange for exclusive content.’

Today it got a bit weirder, and more awful. Over the weekend TV3’s The Nation – which is produced by Mediaworks – screened a story containing yet more allegations of criminal activity by Cameron Slater. Slater promised Lisa Owen that there would be ‘consequences’, and today a sort of vassal blog site which I will not link to, run by a pair of Slater’s lickspittles published private photographs of a senior MediaWorks journalist.

Danyl is referring to Lauda Finem, and repeats a common claim, that it is a blog with close links to Cameron Slater.

Lauda Finem strongly deny they have any connection with Slater apart from having some common causes. They have at times been critical of Slater. They have a different focus in general to Whale Oil.

While it’s possible Lauda Finem could have some link to Slater, or to people with a common interest, I haven’t seen any convincing evidence that there’s a provable link.

Unless Danyl can prove his claim then he is playing the dirty game that he condemns.

Note: I have mixed feelings about Lauda Finem. I think that at times they raise important issues, especially ones that out mainstream media don’t cover. They can be over the top and cross boundaries that I don’t agree with – but also at times their crossing of boundaries is a way of making points that our normal legal and media systems don’t do justice to.

I have no connection with Lauda Finem and have not knowingly communicated directly with them (I don’t know their identities) apart from publicly exchanging tweets occasionally.

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  1. Reginald Perrin

     /  10th June 2015

    Danyl has blatantly misrepresented the situation. The issue is not the publication of the photos. The real issue here is what the recipient of the photos did to the person photographed, and how widely the recipient of the photos disseminated photographs which were sent privately for him, and were surely not intended for widespread dissemination.

    The photos would not have been published had the young man involved not shopped them around the media, looking for someone to run his story. Of course it won’t suit Danyl’s “dirty politics” narrative to acknowledge that the person featured by The Nation at the weekend seems pretty dodgy himself. But to effectively accuse Slater of being behind the publication of these photos is an allegation without evidence; isn’t that in itself dirty politics?

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    • Shagger

       /  10th June 2015

      Rachinger is always about him looking like he has the upper hand based on his delusional state of mind he is some hacker hero – when in real life he is a disabled child with severe mental issues. A legend in his own lunch hour if you will. There is no saving him now. He is a corpse.

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  2. kiwi_guy

     /  10th June 2015

    “They have at times been critical of Slater”

    Yep, posting pics of fattie Slater with the labels Maggot and C#nt could be described as “being critical of Slater”.

    The story is getting convoluted and boring, LF articles are rambling and circumstantial these days. They should stick to what they do best – exposing clear cut cases of NZ bent cops, judiciary, business fraudsters and pollies.

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  3. kiwi_guy

     /  10th June 2015

    All the haters of LF show complete ignorance of basic info you can glean from the site yourself. It was a year or so ago I got pointed in their site, and from articles back then and earlier they talk about being based in Europe somewhere out of reach of NZ police attempts to shut them down.

    And yet the muppets like The Standard seem to think they are in NZ or Aussie.

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    • BUCK WIT

       /  10th June 2015

      Its creating the illusion they are in the know, and have the ability to track where its based, its publishers, its writers, and its connections for the material it receives. The Standard in particular love to keep naming who they “say” owns and runs it – but like always its just them convincing themselves – rather than anyone else. Every blog has its style, and theirs is pretty hard hitting. Yesterday is a great example – publish the facts as they had them, and boom – Williams is “on leave”, Rachinger is outted as the little snake he is, NZH delete stories and MW are running for cover – yesterday was in my view very telling. Especially since the photos had done the rounds back in Dec 2014

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  4. Budgieboy

     /  10th June 2015

    I have this sort of ‘vision’ of the left in this country cowering and frothing in the corner like some sort mad Gollum type character ranting and raving at everything you say or do.

    It’s getting to the point that EVERYTHING they don’t like is met with howls of “dirty politics” (God that term is over used) and if you manage to avoid that their next line of attack/defense is that you’re really actually Whaleoil or a lickspittle, sock puppet or whatever derivative thereof.

    Identifying you as Whaleoil (or in anyway connected, supportive or even remotely agreeing with him on ANYTHING) is the Lefts new kryptonite. That accusation renders your agreement as irrelevant and unworthy and of course, means they never have to back up their bullshit.

    Cue Danyl. You won’t get proof Pete, that’s not how they play the game.

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    • Reginald Perrin

       /  10th June 2015

      Cue Danyl. You won’t get proof Pete, that’s not how they play the game.

      Let’s play Spot the Double Standard. It is, of course, different when the political Left does it, but as my former boss CJ was apt to say “I didn’t get where I am today bu being nowt than a hypocrite”.

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  5. another draw of a long bow i would suggest. LF & WOBH are about as close as TS and WOBH or LF are – it suits Lynn Prentice to muck rake, but where is the proof??? Put up or shut up

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  6. RAMBONE of RAMBONIA

     /  10th June 2015

    Nice one Danyl – so Rachinger , Williams and tv3 get a seeing to and all of a sudden Whale is Lauda and vice versa. Ah agendas

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  7. BUCK WIT

     /  10th June 2015

    Hardly call it an escalation – more like a bit of blood letting on Rachinger to put him back in his place

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  8. RAMBONE of RAMBONIA

     /  10th June 2015

    So is it a legal reason why the NZH deleted the story or is it collusion???!!??? Anyone got an answer or theory PG?

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