The Dim-Post

March 29, 2011

I’m just an ex-con trying to go straight and get my kids back

Filed under: media — danylmc @ 10:18 am

Via DPF:

The injunction names six defendents, being Fairfax, APN, TVNZ, Mediaworks, Danyl McLauchlan and myself. This isn’t because any of us have named him, but that they were specifically worried we may do so – or that a commenter on our site will.

The suppression applies to everyone who becomes aware of the order though – not just those named. So anyone who names him, or supplies information which can identify him, will be in breach of the order.

I’ve already deleted more comments regarding this issue than I have in the last however-many-years the blogs been running, although none of them named the complainant.

Update: Deleted a few more comments that the complainant’s lawyers pointed out to me. Reading my discussion threads must be the best part of his job.


  1. Kid A? Sounds vaguely familiar…Didn’t that album even have a song entitled How to Disappear Completely?

    Comment by Bearhunter — March 29, 2011 @ 10:24 am

  2. I’m curious (curias?) about this from DPF;

    “(I have been aware of his identity since before this matter went public)”

    Genuinely interested in why he wouldn’t have acted – either as the upstanding citizen I know he is, or as the political animal I know he is. Can any of you lot shed any light?

    Comment by TBWood — March 29, 2011 @ 10:27 am

  3. Yet ‘public intellectual’ Cameron Slater is not enjoined? I guess they figured that would be like a red rag to a bull

    Comment by Mike — March 29, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  4. @TBWood: To paraphrase Ms. Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction when Wellywood political types get together those little scamps are worse than a sewing circle.

    Comment by Craig Ranapia — March 29, 2011 @ 10:53 am

  5. TVWood: You may be asking why I didn’t reveal the complaint or why I didn’t reveal the name.

    Taking the 2nd possibility first, I would not reveal the name of anyone complaining of sexual assault unless I was convinced they were acting maliciously.

    In terms of the 1st possibility, I didn’t want to run an unverified story of that seriousness.

    Comment by David Farrar — March 29, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  6. None of this addresses the very serious question of WHO is Danyl McLauchlan???? Sounds foriegn. Definately a dodgy sort of chap.

    Comment by Murray — March 29, 2011 @ 11:18 am

  7. The joy of being high-profile, eh Danyl?

    Comment by Ataahua — March 29, 2011 @ 11:29 am

  8. Danyl McLaughlan, whoever he is, is named before David Farrar, does that make him top blog? And how long before he buys out Rupert Murdoch?

    Comment by Michael — March 29, 2011 @ 11:49 am

  9. @ Murray, it’s clearly a pseudonym, probably an anagram of A Clad Manly Lunch. Or Anally Clad Munch, even….

    Comment by Bearhunter — March 29, 2011 @ 11:52 am

  10. If you take ‘Danyl McLaughlan’ and jumble the letters around, take some out and add some in you und up with…

    Keyser Söze.

    Comment by andy (the other one) — March 29, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

  11. Sounds foriegn. Definately a dodgy sort of chap… it’s clearly a pseudonym

    Candy Clan Mullah

    Comment by Phil — March 29, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

  12. @David Farrar


    Comment by TBWood — March 29, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

  13. Hey wow, you’re famous!

    Comment by Helen — March 30, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

  14. This is great speech:

    Comment by QC — April 1, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

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