Out of Africa, by 2306km, Herald bombs again

The NZ Herald is running a tragic story of some Kiwi’s killed in a bus crash in Kenya.



The tragedy isn’t just the details of the bus crash. It is also their sub-editing.

A reader emails:

I have noticed you enjoy pointing out the NZ Herald’s frequent poor or lazy choice of images to accompany their articles. Well, here is a beaut:

In todays  NZ Herald they have used a photo of the famous Avenue of the Baobabs  on the island of Madagascar, to illustrate an article about a road crash in Kenya!!

Also if you search for the image on TinEye you find that only one image like the Herald has used exists and they clearly state in the details of the image that it is on Madagascar…


Nice one NZ Herald, only 2306km out, could have been worse I suppose they could have sent the Whangarei Fire truck to assist.



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