Thursday, November 11, 2010

dargy dags

Maps has identified more Dargaville racism - why they still praise grave-robber hilliam up there is a mystery to me. This was the previous effort from their museum.

A quote from the latest post
"But the antics of Hilliam, and the tendency of some journalists to take those antics seriously, have begun to earn Dargaville a reputation for wackiness and insularity. Your paper contributes to this problem when it reports Hilliam's claims uncritically. At the very least, your article ought to have noted Hilliam's lack of any qualifications, his lack of any support from serious scholars, the series of false claims he has made over the years, the unease his grave-robbing and misappropriation of taonga have caused amongst Maori, and his ties to the One New Zealand Foundation.

Go here for a good read.

3 comments:

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Marty,
This is the sort of stuff that makes me wonder about the quality of the media. I mean, all this "reporter" had to do was google this clowns name to come up with a huge list of dubious "research", "discoveries", and "qualifications", much less actually doing any real journalist work like finding and developing leads, confirming facts, ect. Not to mention the editor of this rag. Unless of course they are in on it, and actually believe this tripe. Being as I believe it is not the first time Maps has addressed this issue with this paper, it makes me wonder.
Cheers,
Robb

Marty Mars said...

Kia ora Robb

Yes it isn't difficult to research this grave-robber. No response os far to Map's email - we will keep an eye on this.

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