Conspiracy Corner – The GCSB Fiasco

Every Thursday, about 8:15am, Matthew talks with Ethan and Zac on 95bFM’s “Breakfast Show” about conspiracy theories.

This week, a well overdue examination of the GCSB story.

This is a story I am liable to come back to (and might even form a part of the soon-to-be-revealed “mystery project”) I’m itching to make public. Certainly, we did not cover nearly enough in today’s segment to make this close to my final words on what is either a series of quite damning cock-ups by both the Government and its security apparatus or it’s a conspiracy by some group to ride roughshod1 over due process in our nationstate.

Further Reading

The Dim-Post’s helpful (conspiratorial) timeline of the GCSB fiasaco.

Hamish Cardwell’s summation of the two, crucial meetings between the GCSB and the New Zealand Police.

Idiot/Savant’s thoughts on the Kitteridge Report into the operation of the GCSB.


  1. A metaphor which will soon be meaningless to most people, I’m assuming.

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.