In their wisdom, TV3 decided that claims of brutality from this woman were legitimate enough to warrant a feature on the news.
Before you watch and decide for yourself if there is a case to answer, here are the facts as described (very quietly) in the story:
- She has been in trouble with the cops before.
- She was drink-driving and failed to stop for police.
- She is to appear in court charged with assaulting a police officer.
Having read all that, watch the story and try and work out where the reporter’s sympathies lie.
Interesting, wasn’t it? And a special “stupidest comment of the week so far” award for this reporter, for the line:
“Pahina admits she has broken the law before, but says this is the first time the law has left her broken.”
Well done to all involved in this story. They must be very proud.