But it gets worse than just repeating spoon fed lines.
The reporter worriedly asserted:
The Glenn Inquiry warns if child abuse and domestic violence aren't curbed in 10 years' time, it will cost New Zealand $80 billion a year.
That would be around 44% of the country's GDP!! Didn't anyone writing or reading this news item say, hang on a minute, that can't be right.
The original Glenn Inquiry media statement said:
At this rate, the accumulated costs over the next 10 years could approach $80 billion.
In part I blame the authors of the original statement for using tricky means to blow up costs. But for TV3 to misread and report the statistics so poorly is pathetic.