Even Farrar has had it with David Fisher

There are times when I want to slap David Farrar upside the head and tell him to stop being such a girls blouse as his nuts must be getting sore sitting on a fence all day long.

He sure likes to be liked, and you hardly see him publicly disapprove of anyone.

And even when he does, it’s usually with all sorts of weaselly qualifications.

But he too seems to have had a guts full of that fool David Fisher

David Fisher at NZ Herald reports:

Three sons of anti-violence campaigner Hinewhare Harawira – and nephews of MP Hone Harawira – are facing charges over an assault on a 12-year-old boy. …

The three sons facing charges of injuring with intent to injure in relation to the August 24 incident are Mau Toa Harawira, 30, Enesi Zane Brooks Taito, 25, and Tohora Harawira, 22.

Assaulting a child is loathsome. However I think the reference to Hone Harawira and headline of “Harawira sons charged” is inappropriate.

These three people are all adults. One of them is 30. Their uncle is not responsible for what they do. Even their mother is not responsible.

The parliamentary office of Hone Harawira, leader of the Mana Party and MP for Te Tai Tokerau, declined to comment.

He shouldn’t have been asked to comment. Would any other MP be asked to comment on what an adult nephew does?

I really think that Tim Murphy needs to think this through.  Do they want this sort of journalism at the Herald?

And when the APN budget cuts come, as they surely will…


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  • Sorry, David Farrar is wrong on this. Just read his comment thread.

  • JC

    Well, I couldn’t say whether it is “good” journalism, but it would certainly be accurate journalism to point point out this is third generation violence by members of the same family who hold prominent positions in society.. at least to the second generation for now.

    It would also be accurate to point out that the violence has become increasingly dangerous to innocent people from the first to third generation.

    It would also be useful to point out the increasingly hypercritical nature of the violence.. from Titiwhai the carer who assaulted the genitals of a restrained mental patient, Hinewharu the thug turned anti-violence campaigner who was involved this year in the scuffles at Waitangi and Hone the thug turned MP whose first thoughts are always to defend his family’s violence.