Roll with the punches, Pauline. There are going to be a lot of them.

Pauline Hanson has erupted onto the Australian political scene like an exploding pustule.

Already she is tired of people treating her as “a punching bag”

Since her election to the Senate was announced, she has had more coverage than any other  newly elected candidate and already she’s complaining that she is not being treated fairly by the media.

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Pauline Hanson:  “No more interviews if you’re not nice to me”

“So what I’m saying [is]: get your act together. I could be in Parliament for up to six years. I wouldn’t mind a working relationship with you, but if you’re not going to give me a fair go, don’t come knocking on my door, because you ain’t going to get an interview out of me.”

She’s convinced that if the media isn’t doing interviews with her then most journalists will be out of a job.

While Hansen has attracted a surprising 8-9% of the Senate vote and certainly represents the views of a very small proportion of voters, she does not represent the mainstream views of Australian.

She also promotes her views extremely aggressively and should not be surprised when the response is equally strong.

As result, she should be prepared to cop quite a lot of criticism.

 

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