Readers will have noticed Stuff’s ludicrous practice whenever mentioning any actual or pretend maori, of listing the subject’s tribal ancestry in brackets after their name.
Two questions arise, both about consistency.
First, why does Stuff confine this nonsense to maoris? For example, if they mentioned me would they put in brackets after my name “Welsh-English”? If not, why not?
Second, virtually daily Stuff reports maori criminal court cases. Why do they not put the offender’s tribal affiliations in brackets in these cases.
The answer to both those questions is simply hypocrisy in line with their constant maori wonderfulness propaganda.