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PI and Maori framed in imagined attack

How quickly we believed Mathieu Bastareaud’s story about the group of Pacific or Maori that attacked him is embarrassing. It clearly demonstrates how the ‘right’ ingredients can really make a story believable. Chuck in a few angry brown men and voila! Bon apetit for the insatiate media. The whole Bastareaud saga speaks on many levels, giving light to the undercurrent of marginalisation in Aotearoa. Michael Donaldson of Sunday Star Times gives his opinion on Bastareaud’s ‘sorry layer of lies’. <READ ARTICLE>