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Maori TV Censorship of ALCP Candidate Slammed

Published: Tue 18 Jun 2013 07:00 PM
Maori TV Censorship of ALCP Candidate Slammed
The Libertarianz Party today condemned the state-owned Maori TV channel for blocking participation by ALCP leader Michael Appleby in a panel interview of candidates in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti.by-election.
“A television channel that belongs to taxpayers has no business telling a candidate they do not have ‘Maori credibility’. That is for voters to decide on election day,” said Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath.
“We believe all candidates should be given equal exposure in order to ensure that voters are fully informed.”
“This situation reflects very poorly on the people who run Maori TV. Clearly, they are hopelessly biased in favour of the left wing candidates, who want to further entrench soul-destroying welfare dependency on their prospective constituents.”
ENDS

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