It is satire but sadly oh so true

With media becoming campaigners for this cause and that cause, investing themselves in making the news and being the news rather than reporting the news it comes as no surprise that Ben Uffindel has decided to lampoon it.

Sadly, though his post is satire there is more than similarities with real life than we would like to admit.

The Privy Council in London yesterday ruled in favour of the New Zealand media, who put forth the argument that the 2002 conviction of Mark Lundy should be overturned, as it would provide national media with a much-needed news event.

Having heard the media’s appeal of Lundy’s case back in July, the Law Lords of the Privy Council unanimously ruled that Lundy, who was convicted for the murder of his wife and children on August 29th, 2000, had faced a significant miscarriage of justice, and that, even if he hadn’t, the national interest of “having journalists run around outside courtrooms, concocting softball questions to cobble together a feel-good narrative about a once-reviled, now-vindicated man” far outweighed the potential consequences of setting him free. 

TVNZ Head of News John Gillespie, who represented New Zealand media in London, enthusiastically welcomed the decision this morning.

“I can’t tell you how good it feels,” he said, “to have an authority like the Privy Council finally give volume to our voices, and reiterate what we have been saying all along, which is that Mark Lundy, something something, whatever, he’s probably guilty, but boy, are we looking forward to writing about it.”

In their full written decision, released this morning, the Lords cited fresh DNA evidence, a poorly corroborated police case, and “really good television” as the core reasons for their ruling.

It will be interesting to see which media outlet decides on crusading on behalf of Mark Lundy. Martyn Bradbury has already added his sound legal assessment that Mark Lundy was picked on because he was fat.

The NZ Herald has invested heavily in Kim Dotcom, even allowing their award winning “journalist” David “The Gurnard” Fisher to write a book about the fat German…coming out soon despite his repeated denials on Twitter when asked…who is the liar now David?

TV3 has invested heavily in Joe Karam and David Bain…constantly pushing their agenda.

Who will pick up Mark Lundy’s case? Conduct online polls so thy can repeat the results as news? Push this theory and that theory? Or is the Lundy case just too icky with hookers, and bizarre behaviour for any news outlet to invest.


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  • Shoreboy57

    Not RadioLimp. Garner called him still guilty last night

  • Michael

    Bryan Bruce and Nigel Latta both gave very convincing and different analysis on Lundy’s guilt. The next step for Lundy is to claim a fair trial is not possible given the media interest in the case.

    • Agent BallSack

      So if you’re going to do a crime, make it as horrific as possible then claim you cant get a fair trial because everyone in NZ has heard about it.

  • Agent BallSack

    Ben Uffindell has it bang on the money.

  • nudgy

    Who had signed up to buy a big block of land and couldn’t come up with the money to complete the purchase and who stood to get a big life insurance payout if his wife died… could this be a motive? Just sayin…

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Dear media, compare and contrast: Peter Ellis.

    • Patrick

      MSM don’t want to mix it with the witches coven from Christchurch, much simpler to blame the poof working in childcare. That case is the worst stain on NZs justice system but nobody wants to know about it.

      • Time For Accountability

        Same shonky judge as as Bain had in first trial.

        Judgement distorted by Catholic beliefs.

  • JeffDaRef

    McDonalds, hookers and fat people – its hardly headline news in Palmy…

    • Steve R


    • AnonWgtn

      With their MP -it is appropriate – he is a good shafter (of stenographers) too.

  • Rodger T

    Should I hold my breath waiting for the media to report how much Lundy had insured his wife for?