Last night I joined the dots and almost came up with what I thought might be the big scandal about to break.
And now the 'story' has broken and there is indeed, quite a twist in the tale.
Whale Oil today points how how he was strung along by people in the Liarbour First axis to dish the dirt on Liarbour West Coast MP Damian O'Connor.
Whale Oil suspected a hoax and he and several other bloggers went along with the hoax to try and ascertain where exactly the smear came from.
Roar Prawn is pretty digusted that people within Liarbour might want to sacrifice one of their own, an honourable member of Parliament. Cactus Kate is also disgusted. The Hive says IP addresses are being checked.
Now, we need to ask ourselves, what type of people would try and smear an MP like Damien O'Connor this way and did they have other targets too?
Certainly Damien O'Connor does not fit the mould of the sisterhood. He is even capable of independent thought, which is obviously a crime in Helengrad.
So, yes, the Sisterhood would want to see off O'Connor this way.
But what about the method they used, contacting Whale Oil and the VRWC to use them as their pawns? Yes, the Beehive and elsewhere manipulating Whale Oil and the blogosphere!
Well, think about it for a moment.
A cosy relationship has existed for decades between the political class and the MSM. Many secrets are/were known by journos but they do/did not make the papers.
Now, as media belts are tightened that relationship is becoming ever tightened as Fairfax, APN, the tv channels, etc, just don't have the funds anymore for much investigative journalism.
Government in recent years has funded an explosion of communications staff, strategists, PR wizards, etc, to manipulate the media as best they can.
However, there is one group that cannot be manipulated, at least not directly, and this group is increasiongly powerful now, having the maturity and critical mass now to make an impact in Election 2008.
The MSM don't own the media anymore and neither do the politicians and their hangers on. The joys of technology means there is the new media, the blogs to run alongside and comepete with the MSM.
Now many blogs, with Whale Oil especially, have vested interests against Helengard. Unlike the MSM, we are open and honest about our prejudices and standpoints. Yes, we want to see the end of Helengrad.
So, why doesn't Helengrad seek to destroy the credibility of the VRWC and what better way to use bloggers like Whale Oil?
Hell, he might get sued for such misinformation, that will keep him quiet, or at least running a wrong story would so dearly cost him and the others their credibility.
Thus, we get the hoax, which has been a teaser over the past week or so.
And of course, who else might benefit from an undermining of the blogosphere, but the old media as well.
Were they behind it too? Nothing seems quite so bizarre anymore.
Well, they have tended to be Liarbour's lickspittles so that might not be a far fetched suggestion.
We cannot have people turning to Whale Oil, No Minister, Kiwiblog, etc, etc for their news.
No, we sheeple must get our news from traditional sources, One News, 3News and the Dead Tree Press.
If this is correct, the O'Connor smear doesn't say much for them either.
Now, I did not take part in the hoax. I was not one of those bloggers on the 'inside.'
But as soon as I know anything, I will update you on what I can.
All I do know is that Whale Oil is looking further into the matter.