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Top tweets about Kim Dotcom’s new Internet Party

Bryce Edwards
Thu, 16 Jan 2014

This is a selection of some of the tweets about the emerging Internet Party being established by Kim Dotcom. The tweets below are in (rough) reverse chronically order – the most recent tweets are first. 


Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2

Kim Dot Com is the new Owen Glenn of NZ politics


Imperator Fish ‏@ImperatorFish

Feeling a bit left out, because I haven't formed a new political party.


Sir Damian Christie ‏@damianchristie

A few days ago I spoke to a journalist who's joining the @KimDotcom campaign team. Wasn't Al or Martyn. Wonder how many others there are.


Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc

went to Scoop to look for Alastair Thompson statement, and,

Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2

@toby_etc went to Standard for some commentary, and, oops


Bronwyn Hayward ‏@BMHayward

Has Kim Dot Com got the NZ Electoral Commission OK for the new logo, colours and name? Ditto with the Civilian? #PirateParties #JustAsking

Philip Lyth ‏@philiplyth

No application to register Internet Party (or a logo) has been announced by Electoral Commission @nomlah @BMHayward @irihapeta @danylmc


Imperator Fish ‏@ImperatorFish

If any new political party people want to pay for spectacularly bad strategy advice, let me know. My consulting business is now operating


Laura McQuillan ‏@mcquillanatorz

How come Kim Dotcom got a journalist to register his website for him? I thought he was pro at the internet


Kalena ‏@kalenaziv

People selling 'free' tickets to Kim Dotcom's party for profit on trademe. How ironic.


Rupert Bore ‏@RupertTheBeer

Just had this image of Bomber spreading the word of the workers revolution in the McMansion suburbs of Greenhithe and Schnapper Rock.


Lewis Holden ‏@LJ_Holden

Why was the #InternetParty doc a hard copy? #softcopy


Brook Sabin ‏@BrookSabin

Kim Dotcom's rep says Internet Party will not be launched on Monday. Likely in next few weeks.


NZ Election Ads ‏@NZElectionAds

What a start to the election year! Looking forward to seeing some ads from the#InternetParty and @KimDotcom


Chris Keall ‏@ChrisKeall

Would certainly be surreal if @althecat or @CitizenBomber stand for a party founded by someone who donated $50K to John Banks


Philip Lyth ‏@philiplyth

agreeing w/ @publicaddress that todat be cray and @megapope that 2014 going to be a batshit cray year in politics


CarrieStoddart-Smith ‏@Ellipsister

FWIW, I support internet freedom but I was never so naive as 2 think Dotcom was a socialist.


Oliver Woods ‏@oiwoods

I would seriously consider voting for @KimDotcom. If he talks about abolishing the#GCSB, I'll happily support him all the way!


Keith Ng ‏@keith_ng

@kylemacd @AceMcWicked @kaupapa If I was being cynical, I'd argue that being a key political player would make him nightmarish to extradite.


CarrieStoddart-Smith ‏@Ellipsister

how is it that a very vocal 'anti-capitalist' strives 2 be part of a capitalist project?#hypocrite


Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2


@Ellipsister @Inventory2 yes Kim Dot Com is the "ultimate capitalist" according to the author of his book


Matthew Hooton ‏@MatthewHootonNZ

Will the unions keep funding @TheDailyBlogNZ now its editor is a paid consultant to a party other than @nzlabour @NZGreens and Mana? #nzpol


Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2

"I don't want 2 get involved in politics it's messy. Why would I do that" - @dfisherjournobook on Dot Com


Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc

The party party is not about the party.


Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

The Internet Party will be launched at a separate event at a separate time.


Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

To clarify - #ThePartyParty is all about the release of my album and does not have anything to do with the Internet Party. Come celebrate!


Ali Ikram ‏@AliIkram

If the Internet Party gains power I propose a statue of my father the first man to own VHS and Beta for purposes of dubbing in NZ #pioneer


Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking

Dotcom hired @GraemeEdgeler: the most pedantic, nit picky, fact-based person on NZ internet: then for balance, also got Bradbury.


Lew ‏@LewSOS

BREAKING: Colin Craig & Bomber Bradbury to join forces in a new party, tentatively named The Conservative People's/Internet Party, or TCP/IP


Megapope ‏@Megapope

Kim Dotcom should have just called it the Anonymous Fedora Pirate-Bay Lolcats 4Chan Party and been done with it.


Sports Freak ‏@Sportsfreakconz

Alastair Thompson added to the growing list of Kim Dotcom related casualties


colin espiner ‏@cespiner

Journalism 101:Don't pitch for political candidacy/advice gigs and write favourable blogs without disclosing link @CitizenBomber @KimDotcom


Tim Fookes Mornings ‏@talkbacktim

Can't see Kim Dotcom's political party doing anything but split the vote on the left. It'll defeat what he's trying to achieve - dumb stuff.


Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress

Note of caution on Whaleoil’s very interesting story: there may be a difference between what Bomber wants Dotcom to do and what Dotcom does.


Idiot/Savant ‏@norightturnnz

Good reasons not to hire @CitizenBomber as a political consultant: he's leaky


David Slack ‏@DavidSlack

'Dotcom' is a German word for methodically compromising and embarrassing everyone in New Zealand politics.


Kate Hannah ‏@Knhannah

I'm finding it difficult to not think that the Dotcom/Bomber/political party thing is an elaborate Civilian hoax. Please let it be so.


Giovanni Tiso ‏@gtiso

So, Left unity enthusiast Martyn Bradbury consulted first for socialist party Mana then for internet tycoon Dotcom. That's unity, all right.


Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2

I think Martyn lost Dot Com when he proposed The Mansion host 300 sweaty volunteers for 6 weeks. #occupydemansion


Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc

Leighton Smith. RT @Sportsfreakconz: Odds on who the “High Profile Broadcaster” who will stand for The Internet Party in may be?


Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

David Shearer will also be acting as a trouble shooting consultant on issues of Leadership for Kim Dotcom #InternetParty


Tobias Brockie ‏@tobiasbrockie

it's hilarious that kim dotcom would have seen the daily blog and thought "yes, this is who i need advising the party"


Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

No one stole those documents from Kim Dotcom, it was "innovation" #InternetParty


KOSH / Dan Satherley ‏@radioovermoscow

First Banks, now Bomber... wonder how I can get in on some of this seemingly randomly distributed Dotcom cash...


KOSH / Dan Satherley ‏@radioovermoscow

@PeterDunneMP Any comment on Kim Dotcom's new party using all-purple branding?


Laura McQuillan ‏@mcquillanatorz

Kim Dotcom unveils "Internet Party". That's not a fullstop in the logo, it's a dot(com). RT@KimDotcom


Giovanni Tiso ‏@gtiso

The Internet Party. Dotcom poised to become the Beppe Grillo of New Zealand. What an exciting prospect - hey, who moved my vomit bucket?


Jeff ‏@red_soakingwet

Kim Dotcom's named his party, "Internet Party", usually an internet party involves closed curtains, beer & incognito mode


Kyle MacDonald ‏@kylemacd

Is Dotcom's party the new Legalise Cannabis Party, i.e. the I don't give a fuck so I'll vote for them party?


Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

My new political party won't be named Mega Party. We are the Internet Party. Here's our logo for the first time.


Andrew Chen ‏@bobsalive

15k signed up for @KimDotcom's #ThePartyParty in a couple of hours. That's 0.5% of the vote, and it'll only go up from there.


Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

WOW!!! Over 15,000 tickets registered for #ThePartyParty. Moving the event to Vector Arena now. This will be EPIC.


Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

Incredible. We had 10,000 ticket registrations for #ThePartyParty in just a few hours.


Dene Mackenzie ‏@mackersline

Is providing free tickets and probably refreshments to a political party launch regarded as treating in an election year? #dotcom

Liam Dann ‏@liamdann

The Dutch have a Party Party with house music focus @KimDotcom affiliated? …


Colvin ‏@Covlin

Kim Dotcom's party should really be called the Please Don't Deport Me Party.


Eric Crampton ‏@EricCrampton

Will be curious to see the start price on the sure-to-be-forthcoming @ipredictnz stock on the DotCom party. 3%?


Megapope ‏@Megapope

Torn between immensely disliking Kim Dotcom and also hoping his party will bring issues of copyright and net laws into a better spotlight.


Alex Coleman ‏@ShakingStick

Kinda suspect, tho I don't know shit, that dotcom will get votes from mostly well off, mostly white, kids who usually wouldn't vote Green.


Guy Williams ‏@guywilliamsguy

"How can the Prime Minister extradite me if I am the Prime Minister!" - Kim Dotcom. International super villain.


Sanjay Patel ‏@spat106

The party list order of Kim Dotcom's political party will be determined by the member's rank on Call of Duty.


Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

Expect this new party will promise unlimited seats,but really just be full of ads and not deliver for its customers 


Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

My political party will activate non-voters, the youth, the Internet electorate. We are going to make politics exciting. More on January 20.


Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

Get ready for low blows and smear against me and my political party. My attackers are worried. They should be. We will get more than 5%.


Eric Crampton ‏@EricCrampton

I hope the DotCom Party does well, if only to convince some that there exists a liberal anti-spying constituency. 




Bryce Edwards
Thu, 16 Jan 2014
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Top tweets about Kim Dotcom’s new Internet Party