Pauline Hanson complains the media is out to get her
Embattled One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is taking up combat with news organisations she accuses of wanting to see her demise.
Almost two decades before Donald Trump coined the phrase “fake news” and used media bashing to fuel his election campaign, Senator Hanson was angrily complaining her crowd numbers were not being accurately reported and fabricated stories about her were being printed.
It wasn’t a cynical strategy, but a genuine bewilderment as to why the adoration she received from supporters wasn’t replicated in TV bulletins and newspaper pages.
“I’m jut so sick and tired of them,” she said on Sky News last night.
“It’s like there’s gloating, and they just want to see my demise.”
We’re on 7.83 (per cent) of the vote, the Greens are on 7.82. So we are about 400 votes ahead of the Greens in the Legislative Council,” she said last night.
“So we are actually the third highest party in the Upper House.”
While Senator Hanson said she is pleased with the outcome, she made plain she was cranky about how the news media treated her in the poll aftermath.
She has elevated the media combat by banning the ABC from a One Nation celebration all other news organisations could attend