November 12, 2013
Dress code warning right but wrong
Meanwhile, embattled talk host Willie Jackson has been getting support from another talkback warrior, Radio Waatea’s Titewhai Harawira.
The pair’s grilling of the friend of a Roast Buster’s rape victim, including questions about the clothes worn by young women at the rape club’s parties, led to a media storm and Radio Live taking them off air.
Mrs Harawira says they were doing their job.
"When those questions were asked they are automatic questions that you ask as talkback people. I don't support girls going out in their underwear. I don't support it. My children, my grandchildren they know there's a dress code and you respect yourself and then the boys will respect you, and when I heard them talking like that I thought yes, but I tell you what ,you two are going to get done for talking publicly about this," she says.
As a result of the controversy, Willie Jackson is taking a short break from presenting Paakiwaha, his New Zealand on Air-funded current affairs show that runs on Radio Waatea and iwi stations.
UMA Broadcasting says the decision to take a break was by mutual agreement.
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