First, the headline:-
Three strikes sentencing policy doesn't stack up, says Key
Then the actual story:-
"Prime Minister John Key says estimates that the Act Party's "three strikes and you're out" sentencing policy will cost more than $30 billion over 25 years do not stack up."
"Mr Workman estimated costs were $500,000 a bed when a new prison was built which was how he came to the $7.5b figure.
On top of that would be $1b a year annual operating costs. He said it cost $75,000 a year per inmate. As well, prison populations were already growing.
Mr Key said he did not accept the argument.
"I don't think that quite stacks up."
He said there would be no impact on prison muster numbers for a decade, as the law change would not be retrospective.
Also by the time someone was going to jail for a serious offense for a third time they would already be getting a long sentence."
So the headline has John Key saying the policy 'doesn't stack up' while the story has John Key saying the criticism of the policy 'doesn't stack up.'
This is such an appalling error that The Herald should print a retraction and apology.