Australia media vs NZ media over Hone
You can tell how nervous the media are about Hone's support from the Poor when they write trash like this. Misinterpreting his respect for the dead as support for the death of 3000 people is as stupid as calling for a war on terrorism in the first place.
Here is how the Australian media covered the exact same bloody story...
'Maori leaders condemn celebrations of Osama's death'
In New Zealand, Maori leaders have condemned celebrations of the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The country's prime Minister John Key and opposition leader Phil Goff welcomed the announcement by US President Barack Obama that American troops had killed the al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan.
But Mana Party head Hone Harawira says it is Maori custom to mourn any death, and that bin Laden fought for the rights of his people.
The New Zealand Herald and Pacific Media Watch say Mr Harawira made the comments on Maori television.
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples told the Te Karere program that he did not agree with celebrating assassinations or the dumping of human bodies into the sea.
On the same show, academic Ranginui Walker said the time had come to pull New Zealand troops out of Afghanistan, and bin Laden should have been taken alive and given a trial.
Incredible isn't it - Aussie media and it's 'Maori leaders condemn celebrations of Osama's death' - yet in NZ it's 'Hone loves Osama'. It's bullshit wrapped up as news.
So what was Hone's actual quote that claims his support of Osama Bin laden?
“they [bin laden's family] mourn for a man who fought for the rights, the land and the freedom of his people”.
Right so this entire beat up was a right wing smear, similar to the right wing smear Matthew Hooten was peddling early this week about Annette Sykes that he ran past me?
Let's remind ourselves. This week the West killed an unarmed elderly man in front of his daughter using information to locate him taken under torture at a cost of $1.2Trillion while killing anywhere between 100 000 and a million and you want a rousing round of USA?
Australian media understood what Hone was saying, NZ Media couldn't.
PS: I didn't take you for such an apologist of the West Paul, how slimy and smugly middle class of you. Stripped back, this was an assassination, not a victory for the West, I was responding to the fact that the West doesn't recognize it's own role in building the Osama monster as cheering crowds chanted USA!
You may be blind to the hypocrisy of the West Paul, I'm not.