The Herald screams:
Maori supporters threatened – claim
I don't believe this. This is baseless innuendo straight from Mrs Smear herself, Tariana Turia. She is playing a filthy game. It is an utter disgrace. The Maori Party should be ashamed. Even if there is some residual truth to this accusation, and I stress it is an accusation, the appropriate measure is not to contact the New Zealand Herald. The appropriate response is to contact the Mana Party and determine whether the threats are in any way related to/emanating from or sanctioned by the Mana Party. The threats, if threats even exist, probably come from a lone lunatic. The best response then is to contact the Police or brush it off. You do not go straight to the media. What good does that serve? Other than attacking the credibility of the Mana Party. This is a persistent attempt to destroy the Mana Party. The only way the Maori Party can do that is with the help of the National Party smear machine and the complicit mainstream media. Shame on you, Tariana. Shame on you. Your game is dirty and disgusting.