What’s happened in New Zealand this week?
There’s an inquest into the death of a teenager after binge-drinking.
There’s an inquest into the death of babies who were abused.
There’s the arrest of a candidate in the local body elections who’s seeking to have name suppression.
There’s the local body elections themselves.
There’s been announcements about changes to the law on name suppression.
All of which have been reported in varying detail.
But the story which has hogged the headlines is the one about someone saying something stupid on a TV programme not many people watch.
There is a high degree of schadenfreude from other media who are gleefully exploiting TVNZ’s embarrassment.
The story has been seized on by the left who’ve exploited it for political reasons.
The media is shallow because sensation sells.