I don't often link to other blogs but this story is unlikely to make it either in the 'shabby little tabloid' or on gummint funded junk TV.
Don Brash ventured out to Glendene the other day to give a hand to local body canditate David Rankin. A TVN news crew was in attendance, two cameramen and a reporter.
Out of a car stepped a 'P' inflamed fellow, waving a sword in one hand and dragging a child along with the other. Brash and Rankin remonstrated with the an and eventually persuaded him to calm down, whereupon he did so, driving away shortly to be arrested.
What a fanatastic story for the six o'clock news. It has everything. Senior ex politician, up and coming Maori leader, violence, pathos - the lot.
But you won't see it because, at the first sign of danger, the intrepid reporters literally ran away. Not only did they run away, they locked themselves in their car.It is not know what they did in the car. Did they feverishly recite passages from the Bible or the Koran? Did they mumble what they could remember of The Lord's Prayer?
One thing they didn't do was do their bloody jobs,
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