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3 News - Internet Mana Launch Television (Excerpts) – 2014 News/Current Affairs

3 News - Internet Mana Launch

Television (Excerpts) – 2014 News/Current Affairs

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This extraordinary moment in New Zealand political history occurred during the 2014 election campaign. Kim Dotcom, a colourful German-born file-sharing mogul exiled in NZ, had helped form a political party — Internet Mana — to “disrupt” the campaign. The party’s 24 August launch went awry when Dotcom fled from reporters keen to follow up a remark made during his speech (he hinted he could hack Prime Minister John Key’s credit rating). Internet Mana press secretary Pam Corkery infamously berated reporters, calling TV3's Brook Sabin a “puffed up little s**t.”

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...I hacked our German credit rating system and put our Prime Minister's credit rating to zero because I didn't like the guy. And you have all figured by now there's another Prime Minister I don't like.
– Kim Dotcom, during his launch speech