I was astonished to read the following on Slater’s blog-
Colin Craig is going legal, it is his usual tactics…the tactics of a coward and a bully.
As is usual he wants to use his wallet to intimidate people, to cost them a great deal of money defending themselves…in order to silence them.
Showing once again how Slater is nothing but a blowhard and a fool and a hypocrite. Who has by his own words identified himself as also a “coward and a bully”. Willing himself to use court action to silence his critics.
Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater is heading to court to stop media publishing emails linked to the Dirty Politics saga.
MediaWorks TV is one of three media defendants in an interim injunction application made to the High Court by Cameron Slater.
Slater is seeking orders restraining MediaWorks TV, The NZ Herald, Fairfax and “unknown defendants” from publishing emails from his Facebook and gmail accounts.
The material was allegedly taken by the hacker known as Rawshark and after being used for Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics, it has been leaked either through the Whaledump twitter account or directly to some media.
Slater’s statement of claim says the material was illegally accessed and he wants the media organisations and the hacker to be prohibited from publishing more stories, and to turn the material over to him, according to media reports.
Also interesting was Slater’s publication of the full text of an email he had received from Conservative Party funder Laurence Day which on Saturday Slater had presented thus-
I do not have access to the info you claim to have. I do not know what is the truth of it, but truth will out as they say. This I can say, there is no appetite from any Board member that I am aware of to recall Colin.
Slater had deceitfully excluded the telling point of the email in the opening sentences he left out, thereby giving the email a completely different context. Here’s the full message.
From: Laurence Day
Date: Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: Invitation for comment
To: Pete at Whaleoil
I do not know who is giving you this false info info, I suspect you are making it up to try and force a response. I personally talked Colin into resigning for the good of the party. I do not have access to the info you claim to have. I do not know what is the truth of it, but truth will out as they say. This I can say, there is no appetite from any Board member that I am aware of to recall Colin.
The hypocrite and deceiver Slater and his cowardly underling Belt are obviously far beyond trust and it is clear that any person reading their site needs to retain a healthy degree of scepticism.