In response to The Civilian‘s latest news reporting (http://www.thecivilian.co.nz/kim-dotcom-to-help-copyright-activists-by-launching-independent-tv-channel-about-kim-dotcom/) the Pirate Party of New Zealand are putting out this press release for immediate release:
Pirate Party of NZ announces plan to sue The Civilian for defamation, soon… once we can afford Chapman Tripp.
We are shocked and appalled to see The Civilian with its long and distinguished history of honourable factual reporting to have fallen to the lows of incorrectly quoting our dear President.
Obviously our first response to this outrageous error (after we’d caught our breath from laughing) was to say “Hey, Clint! Should we sue the Civilian for defamation?”. He advised as we’re a party of limited means we should make enquires with Colin Craig about pooling our resources for taking further legal action.
Expect to hear more from Colin Craig’s lawyer soon about us, but if that doesn’t work out with Colin Craig then you’ll be hearing from our own Chapman Tripp lawyers in about 50 years time when we have saved up enough to afford an hour of their time. Although maybe we’ll be able to afford it sooner if we stop drinking so much wine at Heritage Hanmer Springs with PPNZ funds.
If you want to save us ^H^H you this legal trouble we happy to settle right now out of court for a couple more boxes of wine of suitable quality that matches our status of being very important politicians!