March 14, 2023
Invisible result show tv bias
Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer says the party has to contend with racism in the way the mainstream media frames political news.
She’s upset a Television New Zealand graphic of its Kantar Poll results last night’s news showed a picture of National Party deputy leader Nicola Willis, who got 1 percent support as preferred Prime Minister, but not the Maori Party’s Rawiri Waititi who was level pegging.
“It’s a snapshot of what we continuously have to deal with, general-stream media deciding what of our narratives deserve to be shared or not. This is a really good example of how bigoted their thinking is, consciously or not, on how they present the political news,” Ms Ngarewa-Packer says.
She says Maori shouldn’t be afraid to be disruptive, if that is the only way they can get cut through in the media.