After the publication of data leaked from New Zealand’s quaintly named Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand – a division of the Ministry of Health), on Thursday 30th November (NZDT) the New Zealand government has been left scrambling to cover this event up by limiting media coverage in New Zealand and even claiming they have injunctions to prevent all internet providers on the planet to shut this data release down. Good luck for that.
Of course, New Zealand’s own pixie dust fairy princess, Jacinda Ardern is at the centre of this travesty, and as she cut and ran from New Zealand politics to lead a global attack on free speech and truth in the media, she will be campaigning for even greater “misinformation” restrictions to cover her own slimy steps.
However, this data was carefully analysed, anonymised, and time shifted to prevent personal information from being released into the public domain. The data has already been handed over to a multitude of research organisations and is reportedly the best trove of official government data on the COVID scandal released so far.
The New Zealand government is claiming and charging the whistleblower with ‘accessing a computer system for dishonest purposes’. The people of New Zealand, and the world, are thanking the Whistleblower, Barry Young, (formerly known as Winston Smith), for is his courage in releasing this data , to the wider public for full scrutiny.
In this report, we hear directly from Barry and then we show a full timeline of events released yesterday on how all these events played out. Tune into The Alex Jones show on Tuesday at 11 am Central Time in US or 6 am NZDT to hear interviews with Barry Young (at 12pm Central), Liz Gunn (at 1pm Central), the journalist and politician who arranged the release, and Counterspin’s own Hannah Spierer (at 2pm Central for updates to this story as it develops.
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Here are my own reflections:
This is the first time we have heard from the whistleblower, Barry Smith since he was arrested and released on bail and it is by courtesy of Counterspin, who, along with Liz Gunn in my mind has played a questionable role in the election and its aftermath, whatever their motives may have been, something that I have discussed in detail elsewhere.
The election dealt us a coalition agreement that included a Commission of Inquiry into covid. What the terms of the Inquiry would have been and what such an Inquiry would have delivered is anyone’s guess but I do not find it at all difficult to imagine that all of this is now thrown into question.
Furthermore, I do not find it difficult to imagine that Winston Peters might be seething at what Liz Gunn has done.
On the one hand, we have to acknowledge her role in bringing out this data but had it been released in a more timely, skilful and responsible way, protecting the identity of “Winston Smith” it may have been able to have been used in an Inquiry to devastating effect.
But perhaps not, but that is my feeling. The wheels of politics often turn slowly but the more hotheaded amongst us want everything immediately and act without any understanding of this. My feeling is that Winston’s way would have delivered in the end. Winston is on the side of the people, but his way takes some time and patience. He is in a coalition with National and Act, who are fully complicit in the crimes over the past three years and so it is a miracle that he even got some things like this into the coalition agreement.
I have a feeling that I have not heard anyone express yet, that the actions of Liz Gunn in releasing the information in the way she did, but also put pressure on Winston Peters in an unconscionable way there may be unforeseen and perhaps dramatic consequences.
However, the genie is out of the bottle now and we have to come together to defend Barry Young and the data he has helped provide as best we can.
Meanwhile, as my old friend, Mike Ruppert used to say, “Get out the popcorn”
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