Monday, August 23, 2010

I Didn't Think It Possible....

...for the Herald to redefine the meaning of banality.

This gem deserves the Wanganui Aeroworks award for banal, vacuous horseshit.

Police are not naming the rural road where the bodies were found but at least six homes spoken to by nzherald.co.nz had not seen or heard anything out of the ordinary today.

Consider the dynamic implications here. The Herald's intrepid team of sleuths has been choppered in at the first hint of trouble and they've interviewed six homes. (Maybe if they spoke to people instead of houses they might do better.)

The dumb bastards were in the wrong road and consequently have reported to GHQ (Granny Head Quarters) that there ain't nuthin' going on. Any decent newshound would have been eaves dropping on the cops radio traffic.

6 comments:

Jeremy said...

The Herald line is really clumsy. It sounds suspiciously like someone in an Auckland newsroom trying to find out where things are happening, and randomly ringing numbers in a phone book. Re. the police communications, in a case like this where there is no need for cordons or general duties involvement, I'm betting all the communication is being done by cell phones, or in code - "Are you at the scene?", "No, but I'm on my way. Has Photography been paged?"...etc.

Psycho Milt said...

I particularly enjoyed this:

Deaths the latest in a series of horrific incidents to shake Feilding

Illustrated by one probably unrelated event and two completely, utterly unrelated events.

adamsmith1922 said...

Then on TV News we will be treated to a Live Cross to a reporter standing in an empty road reporting nothing

Anonymous said...

Cant wait to see the breathless little blond bimbo getting her knickers in a twist about......... nothing!!!!!!!

lastmanstanding

Anonymous said...

yes, off with the knickers!

pdm said...

Adolf - have a look at Stuff's quick quiz and see how the sspell Gisborne. Q4 or 5 I think about Nuhaka.