Fine example of this yesterday: I noticed on Stuff Nazi uniforms upset RSA, in which we discover that RSA national president Robin Klitscher is furious that members of the Military Re-enactment Society put on Nazi uniforms and set up swastika flags and a portrait of Hitler. Well, yes, that would be a pretty offensive show to put on for your local RSA I should think, even if its national president does have a German name. Except, they didn't do it at the RSA:
The uniforms were worn at a private dinner at a Cambridge restaurant last month.
So how did the nat pres of the RSA find out about this private function and decide to call the press? How indeed? On reading the story at the NZ Herald site, all is revealed:
The Weekend Herald has obtained photographs of members of the Military Re-enactment Society holding a private dinner at a Cambridge restaurant last month.
In other words, the journo, Jared Savage, saw the photos of someone's private event and rushed off to wave them at Robin Klitscher so he could write a story about how the photos had outraged Robin Klitscher. I guess David Zwartz was unavailable...
I can't wait for Jared Savage's next story, in which he obtains photos of a pig on a spit at a barbecue and rushes them to the head of FIANZ for comment.