This is a sample of some of the more interesting tweets about the controversy over the Internet Mana video, Join the Revolution – Change the Government. The most recent tweets are first.
Top search results for "thuggery and megalomania" are for Kim Dotcom, thanks to@chrishipkins. Coming second: Robert Mugabe.
Mana candidate tried to distance herself from KDC actions & video by saying 'that's the Internet Party' at a candidates mtg this morning.
Labour spend way too much time talking about Kim Dotcom. At least this is a orchestrated, but panicked, attack.
@chrishipkins v dangerous when megalomania meets disaffected. Totally irresponsible behaviour & no place for it in NZ politics - or society
@chrishipkins You do realise the crowd was chanting that before Dotcom was even in the building? Do you know the history of the chant?
Have the politicians outraged about drunken mobs chanting obscenities ever watched themselves during Question Time?
Amazed the painting of Dotcom as a nazi continues by the NZ Herald, Crosby/Textor playbook or straight up McCully/Joyce/Currie/Roughan?
Sad to see argument the only way to get young ppl to vote is to fill them with anger & resentment. This from the party of free information!
Laila Harre defends IMP using "f* John Key" video as party advert, & tries to blame me for the controversy.http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/20144908/harre-defends-publishing-of-anti-key-campaign-party-video …
The most offensive thing about the Internet Mana video is that they felt the need to bleep "f*".
I want more young NZers to vote to be heard, not because they're being wound up & manipulated by the worst kind of cynicism and thuggery
Getting a bunch of people drunk and getting them to chant abuse isn't political leadership. It's thuggery and megalomania intertwined.
I'd expect Winston Peters (maybe) to get fogey-ish about the John Key chant, but not Labour MPs. Embarrassing for them.
Finally had a chance to see the Dotcom video everyone's talking about. It's alarming. No place for that kind of thuggery in NZ politics
Evidence that this worrying Nazism trend in New Zealand predates Kim Dotcom's arrival by over 20 years. The man is diabolical. #rttprt
Watching Laila Harre making excuses and explain away Dotcom's antics looks more and more like Joan Baez fronting Kraftwerk #dotcom
So when are we expecting Dotcom to jump the shark?
In fact, isn't drawing that conclusion because Kim Dotcom is German just a tad racist?
#INTERNETMANA Kim Dotcom's use of Nazi rally style campaigning is chilling. Heil Hone, anyone?
Further advisory: if you think that when people thrust one hand in the air at a hip hop gig it’s a Nazi salute … steer clear of hip hop gigs
Pop quiz: which NZ political party elected someone with alleged neo-Nazi associations as its vice president?
So is this Dotcom 'F@#k JK' thing news if it's two weeks old?
This Key vs Dotcom thing is getting weird. Shouldn't Key be offering, you know, a vision for NZ, not bickering with his nemesis?
I remember at Uni we used to say f* Lockwood Smith A LOT. I was a Nazi and I NEVER EVEN KNEW! There was a lot of drinking, but still.
Kim Dotcom visits food bank. Or as Slater, Farrar and Hooton put it HE'S JUST INVADED POORLAND!!!
Theory # 1: Kim Dotcom is not a Nazi, and doesn't intend to launch any sort of putsch.
Just a heads-up: The first song on tomorrow’s Shihad session for @nzherald also speaks harshly of the Prime Minister. Horrifying.
Dotcom's 'F@#k JK' speech was exactly the same in Welly. Including the 'I'll give you all a hug'. Listen here: http://www.radiolive.co.nz/The-two-minute-speech-that-cost-30-Kim-Dotcoms-revolution/tabid/815/articleID/50870/Default.aspx …
Kim Dotcom's supporters chanted "f* John Key". This is how fascism always starts: light swearing and opposing free trade deals.
Dressed in black but no mention of Nazi-style chanting. Dotcom in Nelson yesterday.http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/10358411/Dotcom-roadshow-wows-the-crowd …
Orchestrated litany dept: today, Slater, Farrar and @MatthewHootonNZ have all separately compared Kim Dotcom to Hitler/Nazis.
@secondzeit think Dotcom is meant to be Hitler everyone in InternetMana his Nazi followers. Love these highly cerebral political discussions
General Advisory: A bunch of kids doing a rude chant about the Prime Minister is not “just like the Nazis”. That is all.
@publicaddress if they're led in the chant by a dodgy german who collects nazi memorabilia ....maybe a bit like the nazis
Inciting hate in Christchurch with Kim Dot Com...http://www.radiolive.co.nz/VIDEO-Internet-Party-secretary-Kim-Dotcom-riles-a-crowd-up-into-John-Key-hating-frenzy/tabid/504/articleID/51579/Default.aspx
Feels a bit like a Munich Beer Hall in the 1920s. http://www.radiolive.co.nz/VIDEO-Internet-Party-secretary-Kim-Dotcom-riles-a-crowd-up-into-John-Key-hating-frenzy/tabid/504/articleID/51579/Default.aspx