More money for friendly reporting

Newstalk ZB reports:

Willie Jackson has taken a swipe at Pakeha media’s handling of the issue of a koha to the Mongrel Mob.

The Human Rights Commissioner caused a storm when he admitted to giving $200 at a Mob hui.

The Maori Development Minister was asked whether he gave a koha when he visited.

He says it’s a stupid question.

“If you look at how Māori media and how Māori see this, 99 percent are in support of what we’re saying.

I doubt 99% of Maori support taxpayer funded donations to the Mongrel Mob.

Jackson says he’s overseeing a review of Maori media and says there’ll be more funding for it.

“I think they offer a perspective that a number of Pakeha journalists don’t know.” 

So having just said Maori media are less critical of the Government, he now says he will give them more money because he approves of their perspective.

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