Last night the New Zealand Herald published Hilda Halkyard-Harawira complaint letter to TV3. Within 3 hours the article was revoked as the New Zealand Herald is not prepared to publish any articles that defend Hone Harawira. Recently I wrote an opinion piece that Hone was the target of a smear campaign by the New Zealand Herald with damning evidence. This is further evidence that the New Zealand Herald is unprepared to use objective journalism when it comes to Mana and only endorses the National Party.
Contacts of mine within the blogosphere have advised me that MP Steven Joyce the former CEO of mediaworks is manipulating the media, if an article goes against National party propaganda he will ring up the media outlet and make threats until the article is repealed. I fear this outcome is to protect the career of TV3 reporter Tova Obrien a good friend of MP Judith Collins.
Many New Zealanders that don’t buy into the agenda that a National government is making no mistakes. It is unnatural for the media in any country after six years in power to be scrutinizing the opposition and silent on poor decisions by the Government. As National bias media continue to slander Mana that has no parliamentary presence and ignore the government in power we can expect National to unleash Neo-Liberal policies and diminish workers rights so New Zealand workplaces become sweatshops.