Yesterday, David left a comment that made me go and look at the latest NZ Herald editorial relating to domestic violence. It was titled:
Never any excuse for a man to hit a woman
The number of responses that took issue with the sentiment expressed was surprising.
Now, at the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, I know for a fact that NZ Herald's current modus operandi is achieving website hits. For example, they set up minimal word (for the attention deficit readers) contrasting views to provoke debates readers will repeatedly return to.
Regarding their anti-domestic violence campaign, I'd accepted their anti-male bias as sincere if misguided.
But I may be a muggins. Perhaps this entire campaign has been set up to antagonize and enrage, thus setting up a flurry of website hits.
Or maybe I am over-thinking it.
It's bad enough not trusting their so-called facts.
It's worse not trusting their motivation.
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