ALP can’t find dirt on Nelson
Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-05-27
Cheap, pathetic, and …. almost empty …. that’s the ALP dirt file on Nelson.
It’s possible that the NelsonFacts site breaks the law, but I’m not sure.
First, it’s not even a "com.au" site (most unpatriotic, and as if the rest of the world is interested!), but it’s full of pretty poor cheap shots against Nelson.
Yes, it’s got the following blurb on the bottom of the page: "Authorised by T. Gartrell, 161 London Circuit, Canberra City, ACT 2600".
BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE PAGE!
Ye gods! Is that all they can come up with? Compared to the entire DVD-full of reasons to detest the Lying-Rodent-Emeritus (the unlamented ex-PM Howard) can the ALP only come up with a single page of so-called facts to make Nelson unpopular? Any politician that only earns a single web page of dirt is almost by definition dirt-free, and therefore worth electing!
Most of the "dirt" is actually about things Nelson could do nothing about, but against Howard.
The design is tacky, but more worryingly, next to the "Authorized by" bit at the bottom is a link labelled : "Privacy Statement, Disclaimer, Legals", which points to
http://www.nelsonfacts.com/lhs/privacy.php, which gives a "404 error", because the page does not exist, and the "search" button that comes up cannot find anything about privacy.
Or is this a hint that there is no decent privacy, and everyone who goes to the site has all details recorded, their cookies slurped, and the data distributed all around the place?
Any legal types up on electoral law have an idea on this?