Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser

Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser

Images and Audio Alastair Thompson & Kevin List


Click for big version

Listen to the Press Conference (45 Minutes)
- CLICK FOR MP3 STREAM - DOWNLOAD MP3

After torturing political insiders for more than a year the secret of who had Don Brash's emails has finally been revealed - New Zealand's leading investigative journalism sleuth and author Nicky Hager.

This morning at 11am Mr Hager held a press conference to announce the existence of a book "Hollow Men: A Study In The Politics Of Deception" which – thanks to Friday's injunction [Press Release - Full Text Injunction] obtained by Don Brash against John and Jane Doe – cannot now be sold and acquired for the nation's Christmas stockings.

Mr Hager's 45 Minute press conference with the Press Gallery – and accompanying press-kit – both accessible in full on this page are therefore highly likely to be the only revelations of what is in this book till the legal arguments have been sorted out.

Mr Hager said he and his publisher Craig Potton expected to be served with individual injunctions in relation to the book shortly.


Click for big version

Mr Hager said his book contained explosive revelations concerning National Party leadership ties to surprising religious and business groupings and was only partly based on email correspondence which was the subject of the injunction. In particular the book contains the allegation that both aspiring National Leader John Key and National Party Campaign Manager Stephen Joyce were significantly more informed about the activities of the Exclusive Brethren than hitherto understood.

Mr Hager believed the injunction had been granted in the mistaken belief that the book contained embarrassing information about Dr Brash's private life – which it did not. It was a political book, he said.

Mr Hager said he hoped that the National Party would avoid a long and protracted legal battle over the book by lifting their injunction.

View the "Hollow Men" Press Kit as released to media today…
Including: Foreword by Marilyn Waring & Preface by Nicky Hager

Listen to the Press Conference (45 Minutes)
- CLICK FOR MP3 STREAM - DOWNLOAD MP3

"HOLLOW MEN" Press Kit


CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO READ EACH PAGE AS AN IMAGE:
Press Kit Images in PDF Format:

*** ENDS ***


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Pitch Perfect

Among his other blessings, Pope Francis has been a gift to the world of marketing studies. There can be few other examples where a leader has transformed the perception of an enterprise so thoroughly, but without making any discernible change to its core principles. More>>

ALSO:

US Politics: The Democrats Try To Engage With America (Again)

Venues are being rebooked to accommodate the thousands of people coming to listen to Vermont Senator, avowed socialist, and presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders talk about the redistribution of wealth. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Deal Over Iran’s Phantom Nukes (And Nuking Greece’s Future)

How could Iran continue to be expected to do all the military heavy lifting in the battle against Islamic State, while still being economically sanctioned and isolated for the threat that Teheran allegedly poses to the region? More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 56 Out Now: Pope, Secret Evidence, Point Break, Democrats, Pigeons

Hi and welcome to the 56th edition of Werewolf, in which our cover story this month analyses the remarkable change of global public opinion towards the Papacy that Pope Francis has wrought - especially so, given the depths of unpopularity to which the Vatican had sunk during the reign of his predecessor… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Crisis In Greece

Greece, as the cradle of democracy, is getting no brownie points for actually practicing it. The decision by the Greek government to go back to the people for a mandate for the bailout terms being proposed by the Eurozone seems entirely appropriate. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news