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Read this

By Steven | November 8, 2010

If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend Emma Woods’ thoughtful and moving response to Michael Laws’ attack on her in the Sunday Star-Times. In some ways, it’s an indictment of every columnist who sallies forth based on some incomplete news report, every ideologue who tries to marshall someone’s story to support their pet cause, every law-and-order table thumper who thinks all crime victims should react the same way. But mostly, it’s just an indictment of Michael Laws.

Topics: Media ethics | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Read this”

  1. Mr Burns Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Steven,
    For the exact opposite of Law’s column, check out Brian Edwards’ Blog.

    He starts with a Blog agreeing with Laws

    Then gets a reply from Duncan Woods, Nayan’s father.

    Very moving and effective use of modern media…another example of “traditional” media being left for dead…
    See links below…

    http://brianedwardsmedia.co.nz/2010/11/misplaced-sympathy-for-the-teenage-killer-of-a-four-year-old-boy/

    http://brianedwardsmedia.co.nz/2010/11/nayan-woods-dad-replies-to-misplaced-sympathy-for-the-killer-of-a-teenage-boy/

  2. biker99999 Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Yes big ups to Brian Edwards’ effort on his blog on this one. It shows what can happen when you don’t write in word “grabs” or talk in sound “grabs”.

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