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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Robocop and Junk Jounalism

I watched TV3 News last night and they covered the speeding infringement of the Police Commissioner who was nicked on SH1 north of Dunedin. Robocop is not my favorite person, being perceived by me to have been a willing accomplice in the dodgy dealings of Doonegate and to have presided over the transformation of a useful police force into a revenue gatherer while fudging the figures to make an epidemic of increasing crime look like a success story for police.

In site of all these achievements, he doesn't deserve the disgraceful piece of junk jounalism served up last night by TV3.

I'm sure I heard somewhere in the voice over that he had been exspeeding the seed limit by 'forty kilometres per hour.' In fact, he was booked for being 27 km over the limit but this did not become evident until much later in the piece, by which time people had mentally turned off.. That is a minor point compared with the video which ran a lengthy shot of a car speedo hovering at or over 140 kph. The impression viewers were given was that he was doing 140 kph on SH1 and was booked for it.

I hope the Commissioner lodges a formal complaint and receives an apology. Then he can go and drop dead.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 10/22/2005 04:21:00 AM


Blogger Murray said...

This is the biggest non-story I've every seen TV3 try to make fly and thats saying a lot.

Have they NO self respect at all?

Whats next, man gets out out of ben, film at 11!!

10/22/2005 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger Chefen said...

If it's a man getting our of Ben, it better be on later than 11.

Sorry, couldn't not.

10/22/2005 08:06:00 AM  
Blogger sagenz said...

adolf, come on. this story is perfection. rob robinson has been tossing on for years with his pc nose up helengrads arse. fate has just dealt him the joker. this is funny as shit and the guy does not deserve any defence. he got his job because helen fucked doone over. what better way for him to go out

10/22/2005 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Sage, of course the story is perfection as you say but what impressed me more than anything was TV3's ability to instantly increase his speed by a further 43 kph. What's the fine for 140 kph in a 70 kph aea?

10/22/2005 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

>50km over a speed limit = immediate loss of your license and your car is probably seized as well. No doubt a fine on top.

TV3's story was stupid and more like something you'd see on "Hard News" - (I think that was its name - a cable "news" show from years back, not Russ's vehicle). Maybe they were trying to compare Clark's speeding to Robinsons. Who knows.

Robinson's fate is indeed delicious and almost circular in its justice. Doone was stopped on the very night Helen Clark won the 1999 election. Robinson was caught speeding around the time of his resignation, following Clark's non-victory achieved by collaborating with Winston Peters.

10/22/2005 01:00:00 PM  

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