Sir William Gallagher & the PC Media Storm
After a speech made by Sir William to business leaders at Waikato Stadium on Friday night, 24 Nov., the usual distorted reporting started.
Fortunately, Sir William, a champion of democracy, is not easily cowed by the foaming-at-the-mouth attacks of the politically-correct brigade and its sycophantic hordes of taxpayer-defrauding hangers-on.
About that Media Distortion, using the media’s own reported statements.
1) Waikato business leader Sir William Gallagher is under fire after claiming the Treaty of Waitangi is a farce.
Note the words: “claiming the Treaty of Waitangi is a farce.”
Two sentences down, Sir William is reported thus:
2) The Treaty papers on display at Te Papa were fraudulent documents and the concept of the Treaty itself was a rort, he said
Note Sir William’s reference to Treaty papers on display. That’s not the same as a reference to the Treaty that signed at Waitangi in 1840.
Then note Sir William’s reference to the concept of the Treaty being a rort. That’s not the same as the Treaty itself being fraudulent or a rort.
Then a quote from an audience member:
3) “He was basically referring to a big Treaty cover-up.”
As all 1Law4All members are aware, there is a huge difference between the Treaty signed at Waitangi and the assortment of signature sheets that were subsequently used around New Zealand, to gain assent from tribes not represented at Waitangi on 6 February 1840.
And that’s without getting into any discussion of the official government cover-up of the final in-English draft (the Littlewood document) that clarifies in absolute terms what was meant and intended in the Waitangi Treaty wording.
1Law4All salutes Sir William Gallagher for being a true knight, in defence of the Crown and democracy.
28 Nov 2017
Read and weep. Fresh from the pseudo-indignant, brain-washed, foaming-at-the-mouth PC brigade . . .
Just to pick on one item that shows how biased everyone in the PC brigade is, here:
Professional director and chairwoman of the Federation of Maori Authorities Traci Houpapa was in attendance and said, “we’ve had people like Sir William voicing their viewpoints and having very strong comments around te reo, around Maori and the Treaty – all of which are largely baseless and ill-informed or factually incorrect.
Given the perfect opportunity to correct the record, Traci Houpapa failed to provide one single solitary shred of evidence that would show that Sir William’s information and comments were factually incorrect!
Of course, the biased and witless media likely never bothered to ask for an example, either.
Just bald, unsupported and unsubstantiated assertion, reported as if it was a fact. Just what’s to be expected from the PC brigade and its media lackies, really.
In that media item is another gem.
Also on Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was asked for her response to his comments. Her succinct reply: “He’s wrong.”
Just like the others, a bald assertion with no substance. But Taxcindarella is the PM and she ought to know, eh? Yeah, right.
Because, if Sir William’s claims were easy to refute, then the pro-racist treaty-gravy-trainers would stump up the evidence, quick smart. Why don’t they? Nuff said?
Be interesting to know if Taxcindarella consulted with deputy PM Winston, before that shoot-from-the-lip response. After all, Winston’s on record as saying much the same things as Sir William. Tut, tut.
Successive governments have painted themselves into a corner on Treaty-of-Waitangi matters. Or been masterfully manoeuvred and painted into that corner by cunning racists.
And now firmly ensconced in that corner, they can never admit their stupidity, gullibility and errors.
New Zealand would not have enough eggs to go round.