As I have gone to great pains to teach my readers, repeaters in New Zealand are often too lazy to digest more complex facts and context before drawing their own conclusions based on which way they want a story to read.
Take for example Sally Ridge’s court case against her ratbag ex Adam Parore. Everyone who knows anything about New Zealand cricket will tell you Parore is a ratbag. He was a cunning ratbag on the field and off it.
The mainstream media made reporting of this case all about Sally Ridge’s quest to take Adam Parore’s business. In truth she was only after a share of it. And if they had read the judgment further would have seen that Ridge herself had put in assets at the start of the marriage which Parore then restructured bamboozling even the repeaters who chose to simplify the conclusion and tell half the story.