Winston Peters has more explanations than photos

Explanations from Winston Peters over who took photos and video of journalists and gave them to The BFD attack blog continue to change.

He originally said on Magic Talk Radio “we took the photographs”…”to prove that was the sort of behaviour going on”.

He later tweeted a different variation:

“NZF has no interest in following Mr Espiner or any other journalists. The very reverse applies. No private investigators have been engaged to follow Mr Espiner or anyone else. A supporter thought it odd seeing ex-president Lester Grey with Mr Espiner so took a photo. Simple.”

Yesterday he tweeted what appeared to be emphatic, but it didn’t actually refute the “we” and “a supporter” claims.

Let there be no doubt that after caucus today I can confirm no NZ First Minister or MP sent any photos to any website.

I think that no one thought that a Minister or MP was directly involved in taking the photos or giving them to The BFD, so this is nothing but (typical) bluster from Peters.

From NZ First Leader Winston Peters denies his MPs sent covert photos to far-right blog (NZH):

This morning, Peters would not answer media questions about the photos.

Instead, he directed reporters to an interview he did with Magic Talk earlier that day.

“I don’t know anything about it, and I’m not responsible for it,” he said of the photos.

This sounds similar to his claims he knew nothing about the NZ First Foundation but also claimed to know exactly how they had handled donations.

Speaking to Magic Talk again today, Peters said he had “no idea” how the photos and the videos ended up on the blog.

“I’m a busy man, I’m flat out – I’m not wasting my time with this. I have no idea who did what or when.”

So another variation. Of course he doesn’t want to answer questions about this. But fudging and playing music clips and trying to make a joke of it doesn’t reduce the seriousness of NZ First connections to The BFD.

It’s been obvious that Whale Oil and it’s replacement The BFD have been shilling for Peters and NZ First for three years, since before the last election.

Prior to being a Peters promoter Cameron Slater had been a dirty critic of Peters and NZ First. The sudden switch to doing dirty work for NZ First of course raises suspicions of why.

It’s also well known that Winston’s friend, NZ First Party lawyer and NZ First Foundation trustee Brian Henry represented Slater in defamation proceedings and will have clocked up big legal bills of some sort. That raises some obvious (unanswered) questions.

The “dirty Politics’ book provided evidence that Whale Oil was paid to attack a variety of people in the past, and that Simon Lusk was involved both in making payments to Whale Oil, and ghost writing attack posts that appeared under Slater’s name.

Since the journalist photos were used in an attack post both Slater and Lusk have suddenly been named several times at The BFD, they seem to be bragging about finally getting some media attention for one of their hit jobs.

But their ongoing attacks just draw attention to how the core Dirty Politics crew are back in action, how compromised Peters and NZ First are over this connection. No amount of shifting stories and shifty non-explanations will reduce the dirty stench.

The ongoing antics at The BFD, apart from keeping the ‘look at how dirty we are’ in the spotlight’, keeps emphasising their complicity with NZ First, which keeps Peters squirming and ducking.


And on cue Xavier Theodore Reginald Ordinary has just posted again, revisiting Hager and Dirty Politics and attacking media yet again. He mentions ‘Media Party’ more often than Peters did recently.

At least the National party has finally found a willing coalition partner, the Media Party, led by Guyon Espiner with Sean Plunket as the communications director.

All they need now is some candidates and a logo.

That’s very funny from someone who, sort of anonymously, is openly now doing the dirty work for a party that already has a logo and candidates.

Is he out of control? Or is this all with the approval of Peters? Either way it’s a political cluster fuck.

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12 Comments

  1. David

     /  19th February 2020

    Maybe the vicious hatred of Peter’s has given someone the fortitude to play the long game and destroy from the inside just prior to an election and wipe Peter’s out forever. Disgrace him and destroy his legacy at the same time.

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    • Corky

       /  19th February 2020

      I like it, Dave. Winston did himself no favours on One News last night. He insulted the media and acted like a prat. I think even his most ardent supporters will now be taking a closer look at this man. The NZ1 election meetings will tell the story. Empty seats means Haere Rā.
      However, let’s not forget this is Winston. He’s made a mug of everyone before. That said, the magic is gone. He looks like a tired old man going through the motions.

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      • Duker

         /  19th February 2020

        That was Elton John who was tired and going through the motions…

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        • Corky

           /  19th February 2020

          Elton John has nothing to do with Winston’s state of health. It seems between spinning shite and half truths..you don’t have much to offer.😃

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  2. Blazer

     /  19th February 2020

    No one does dirty politics like the Nats,they rely on it.

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    • David

       /  19th February 2020

      Well apparently they do Blazer. You must be furious that Peters is now tanking yet another government of the left and your teams are largely mute at the behaviour they were apoplectic about 3 years ago.

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  3. David

     /  19th February 2020

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/103719/three-four-people-facing-sfo-charges-over-200k-donations-made-national-party-revealed

    Too delicious, the “whistleblower” or the guy trying to throw Bridges under the bus turns out to be the person who has been charged by the SFO. This is hilarious, allegedly, its all down to JLR and the donors are annoyed they followed his instructions and are in this situation, so they claim.

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    • Duker

       /  19th February 2020

      ‘He is eager to publicly refute the charges and to ensure that he is not now set up as the scapegoat by those knowingly involved in any donation deception, whether they are charged and before the court or not”. JLR
      Im could say he didn’t know about any donation until contacted by Bridges

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      • David

         /  19th February 2020

        Given he was secretly recording conversations with Bridges to try and set him up I guess the SFO investigated and found that JLR wanted the payments to be done in a Peters type dodgy fashion then try and set Bridges up as having organised it. Backfired beautifully.
        Ross,s behaviour and treatment of women has been very ugly, his secret recordings were pretty despicable so I hope people dont go defending him just because they dont like Bridges, wont reflect well on them.

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      • Corky

         /  19th February 2020

        Barry Soper dropped a beauty. JLR’s lawyers threatened Soper over naming JLR..or attempting to name JLR.

        However, this is what Ross was saying:

        ”Ross was extended name suppression when it was granted to the other three defendants. He says he proactively sought to have it lifted so he could make this statement. ”

        Pity this will probably never make MSM coverage. But never mind…the SFO has done National a huge service. Whatever this traitor has to say is now tainted.

        Soper: Twitter.

        ”I can confirm I was threatened by Jamie Lee Ross’ lawyers for naming him after charges were laid. Do it again, they said, and there’d be more trouble than I’d already caused. YOU ARE ARE ON NOTICE, they warned!
        Twitter · 3 hours ago”

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  4. David

     /  19th February 2020

    Could this backfiring scam have been an orchestrated move to oust Bridges and perhaps let Collins take the crown ?
    It was slightly flawed because Bridges is honest and kinda blew up in Ross,s face but who came up with this. Someone who wants Collins as leader, someone who hates Bennett and Bridges, someone who was backing Ross and who he turned to when this thing blew sky high, someone who misses the myth that they were all powerful.

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