The manner in which our mainstream media have actively ignored the NZDF being caught out lying about war crimes in Afghanistan is truly remarkable.
We live in a country where the news will cover cyclists protesting about not wearing helmets but won’t cover NZDF lying about war crimes…
New Zealand should be ashamed of itself, says Jeremy Teague.
He is not talking about child poverty, domestic abuse, incarceration rates, or free trade agreements.
Teague is talking about cycle helmets as the organiser for Ride for Choice – a notably-sparse gathering of about 25 cyclists who rode from Civic Square in Wellington to Parliament on Saturday calling for an end to our mandatory cycle helmet rules.
…consider that for a moment. This fuckwittedness by dickhead cyclists who want to willingly smash their brains out by not wearing bike helmets IS A BIGGER STORY than the NZDF caught out lying about war crimes in Afghanistan!
I feel the only way the NZ media would bother focusing on the 21 Afghan civilians we killed and wounded would be if the SAS had instead of launching an attack on the village gone in with lots of booze, gotten everyone drunk, inappropriately harassed 15 civilians and groped 5 others.
This is beyond belief now.