Analysis: Top tweets about #snowdenNZ
Here’s some of the more interesting and insightful tweets about the latest Snowden revelations about NZ spying as investigated by journalists such as Nicky Hager and Glenn Greenwald.
#SnowdenNZ Twitter: This is outrageous! Tear down the system! Facebook: Yawn, who cares. What are the Picton couple up to?
I also knew that Cook Island drumming was actually a really clever way of sending out messages to ISIL in Morse code.
Wonder if NZers will feel shitty about being the bully of the South Pacific. Quite hard 2 pretend we're the underdog here. #snowdenNZ
In context of #dirty politics it's ironic who Nicky Hager is working with in NZ on GCSB story.
Here's an idea, when the PM starts in on his bullshit smorgasboard re Snowden, tell him you thought he wouldn't be commenting.
On John Key won't comment on stolen documents. Will he proactively release the documents so we can talk about them?
I always knew Tuvalu had designs on weapons of mass destruction. Lucky the GCSB is onto them.
@MorganGodfery And to retain All Whites Pacfiic supremacy we need GSCB access to training grounds in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Solomon Is
The GCSB should be congratulated for preventing the rise of the pacific island climate terrorist
GCSB: spying out the best Pacific holiday deals since 2009.
We keep being told that spying is for our safety, terrorism bla bla bla, when clearly it's predominantly for economic reasons #nzpol
When people say they 'slept like a baby', does that mean they didn't actually sleep and cried half the night? I'm looking at you Mr Key.
"Glenn Greenwald is a loser" "Snowden documents could be fake" "Nicki Hager is a liar" "Trust me" - John Key #SnowdenNZ
Hard day to be both pro-Key and pro-Bainimarama, which is excellent given that describes just one person and it's Cameron Slater
Key's spying & binge-viewing 'House of Cards' has left me with zero faith in #nzpol. I also believe Spacey is a better actor than Key.
Imagine if we'd used this spy network to see the GFC coming. And all those banks helping high net worth individuals to dodge tax.
@DavidSlack u think Kirk and Rowling got no Intel on the French in the Pacific?
One NSA memo notes that New Zealand provides “valuable access not otherwise available to satisfy US intelligence requirement.” @rj_gallagher
Typical. NZ doesn't add any value to full take data collection and just exports it for US processing.
In case you forgot what you said #SnowdenNZ #GCSBhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11111384 …
Those Fijian Jihadis eh. ISIS: tropical division.
In wake of Snowden/Hager relevations today, can't help wondering if ASIO does 'full take collection' on NZers here http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/66970595/snowden-documents-nz-spied-on-pacific-island-neighbours …
53% Herald poll (so far) say "fine" with GCSB NZ spying on Pacific neighbours. Will sentiment change with more revelations? #SnowdenNZ
Glad to see the GCSB is keeping a close eye on those troublemaking Nauruans
Now it's been proven by Hager & Snowden that we are a Stasi stooge for USA, Key's new flag should be a star spangled silver fern CCTV camera
If we 'full-take' spy on Pacific do we also spy at home? The price of Five Eyes club http://nzh.tw/11411759 @nzherald http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11411759 …
Just woke up! Super excited to find out how many apology muffin baskets NZ will be sending out today.
I have this fantasy in which the next left-wing government uses XKeyscore to catch and prosecute high net-worth tax cheats
Do NZ taxpayers fund the GCSB to spy on behalf of NSA? Or do NSA fund GCSB directly? Which is worse? #snowdenNZ
Key: Snowden is making stuff up. Reporter: why has he been charged with espionage? DO IT.
You don't charge someone with espionage the penalty for which is the death penalty for making some stuff up & running to Russia. #snowdenNZ
So, what's in the redacted part of the Snowden NZ files? Does this come later? #SnowdenNZ
Gosh I'm glad we're helping catch all those terrorists the Pacific produces each year.
Hilarious that Key says the reporting is irresponsible and dangerous because *he* is sending troops to Iraq.
If you're someone fine with NZ spying on the Pacific could you please hand all your private info to me. I won't read it. Honest. #snowdenNZ
Hooton's up with the sparrows w a decent defence line: question the what (spying, justifiable), ignore the how (mass surveillance, NOPE)
Its time 4 Pacific whanau 2 work together 2 lay a fibre cable from Brazil thru the Pacific 2 Singapore, cut out 5Eyes NZ, AU, US. #snowdenNZ
Spying not the problem. Mass surveillance is - treats innocent people the same as guilty. Good analysis here http://bit.ly/1AJgxH2
The USA has been getting NZ to spy on the Pacific to keep tabs on China. That is it, basically #snowdenNZ
Hand up if you think Snowden & Manning are the only 2 of the 000's with access to grab stuff. We know about them coz they gave it to journos
NZ will spy on: friends; Maori; Chinese; people US doesn't like NZ won't spy on: National party; US; people threatening NZ #snowdenNZ
Price of being in #FiveEyesGang is to steal info from smallest most vulnerable nations in the Pacific. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/new-zealand-and-the-snowden-files/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503794&objectid=11411730 … #SnowdenNZ
@ONENewsNZ So what? Is anyone surprised? Does anyone think we shouldn't spy on the South Pacific?
It's unsurprising & good that NZ spies on South Pacific countries, to monitor local threats & check Chinese influence http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11411730 …
Well, there goes the neighbourhood. #snowdenNZ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/new-zealand-and-the-snowden-files/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503794&objectid=11411730 …
If as the nz herald article alleges, the GCSB has been spying on NZ citizens, and pacific islanders with NZ citizenship, my god #snowdenNZ
There are going to be a lot of "please explain" calls from the Pacific today! #snowdenNZ
New Zealand launched mass surveillance project while publicly denying it #snowdenNZhttps://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/15/new-zealand-gcsb-speargun-mass-surveillance/ …
Tweets from yesterday:
When the PM launches once again into his "Hager is a liar" spiel, just remember that's as accurate as saying Richie McCaw is a wimp.
Will Pacific states wake up tomorrow and discover NZ has been spying, bugging their phones and changing governments? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/66944644/nicky-hager-kiwis-will-be-shocked-by-spy-claims …
So long as our media unthinkingly regurgitate his lies about Hager, Key's onto a winner again #nzpol
With Key trotting out the preemptive horseshit on Hager, you know it's about to turn into a fun week in Parliament.
How has Nicky Hager been proven wrong about #dirtypolitics? Serious question.
John Key calls Nicky Hager's #Dirtypolitics "categorically wrong" from someone who "categorically can't recall shit"
Interesting attempt at prebuttal from the PM on the Snowden documents. They are just a little detailed about what has gone on. #snowdenNZ
Hager to reveal that John Key actually has five eyes. You've seen two of them, but where are the other three? Find out tomorrow.
I reckon the main thing about spy-leak stories, like the Snowden stuff, is that they exist. That they exist; shows the spies failed.
I just don't understand how Key can continue to call Hager a lier but not specify exactly how.
Watching Citizenfour in preparation for Hager & @nzherald's promised new information tomorrow on NZ's role in 5Eyes spy network. With wine.
Spy Poll: Who do you believe? RETWEET: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Nicky Hager FAVORITE: John Key - Prime Minister of NZ / #GCSB
Anyone managed to discredit Nicky Hager yet? Didn't think so.
"Nicky Hager is saying it. I guarantee it'll be wrong." "What they've decided is they'll play the man, not the ball." John Key, 19 Aug 2014
Nicky Hager & John Key : One always lies and one always tells the truth...
John Key doesn't care that his pre-emptive defences re Hager contradict. It's a smorgasbord for supporters & pundits to 'pick one' of.
You'd expect @nzlabour to tell Hager to bugger off considering the help he gave them in the General Election.
Is this what the police raid on Hager was really about?
"[Nicky Hager's] interests are his own self-serving interests, not the rest of the country." A bit rich coming from John Key.
that pesky Nicky Hager and all the lies he's _going_ to tell you!!! I know exactly what he's going to say, cos I've been spying on him...
Prediction. Key's popularity increases will increase following Hager's latest spying revelation.
I should mark my Student's tests the same way Key treats Hager's allegations: "Look, I haven't seen your answers, but they are wrong"
Shorter Key: 'Hager's claims are things everyone would expect us to be doing, it would be irresponsible not to. Also, it's all lies'
So Jon Key says the Stuff in Hager's last book was "Categorically Wrong". Did he read the same book I did? #DirtyPolitics
I remember the public not caring about dirty politics. But I don't remember Hager being wrong. The opposite in fact.
No doubt the Seven Sharp team and Jay-Jay from the Edge will hold Key to account over Hager's new claims.
Better update my Hager spin-bingo card to include 'Putting the country at risk' and 'Siding with the terrorists'. https://dimpost.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/nicky-hager-spin-bingo/ …
Do we still think Hager got raided for the DP book? Or Govt got him under Surv and raided him after MoT for NZ specific Snowden Docs? Lol.
Hager's timing of this Snowden file reveal is a shameless attempt to disrupt the 2017 election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish Greenwald, Snowden et al had done this in the first place instead of teaming up with Kim Dotcom: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11411221 …