I don't expect much of the Dominion Post - it earned its nickname Slum Post. But most of the time they keep their racism thinly veiled, not today. The front page teaser was titled School Reward and the little blurb said:
Maori involved in the illegal occupation of two schools, including alleged vandalism and the apparent theft of thousands of litres of water, look set to be rewarded with free land leasesThe article itself is slightly better, but only because it's longer, which makes it hard to maintain that level of racist statements on a per word basis.
Katherine Rich gets her oar in
National's education spokeswoman Katherine Rich said the proposed deal showed Maori could illegally circumvent the Treaty settlement process to their benefit, and set a dangerous example.How dare Maori circumvent the treaty process? The state stole the land fair and square, and now Maori should follow the process the state sets out in order to get something. Anything else is lawlessness, but bad lawlessnes, not like stealing land in the first place (and as for stealing water, how dare Maori claim a luxury like water from the farmers who bought it from the people who stole it).
(Having re-read the article, I feel the need to clarify that the above paragraph is sarcasm. I'm not convinced it's possible to out reactionary the Dom Post).