It must be election time again, when the usual Maori political suspects need to cheaply raise their public profile.
How, what has worked in the past?
Let’s call people racists!
Iwi are to gain control of Maori Television and millions of taxpayer dollars in an election year lolly-scramble that is alarming officials.
Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples says “racist” Treasury and State Services Commission officials are trying to stop his paper going to the Cabinet next week, because they fear iwi will misspend Crown money as they allegedly did with Whanau Ora and Kohanga Reo.
The only reason these “racist” attacks keep working is because the media are happy to buy into the staged bun fight.
No exposure, no need to stoop as low as to label Treasury and State Services Commission officials as racists. Read more »