Monday, November 2, 2009

Save outrage for times that really warrant it

"Yes, it's been a great few weeks for the national pastime of taking offence. A bunch of Auckland Grammar pupils on a class trip to Auckland Museum mock worship the swastika, post the photographs online, and ... well, World War II breaks out all over again.

Publicly shamed, the offenders are even filmed, jerseys pulled over their heads, doing the equivalent of a perp walk into the museum to offer their apologies ... We cross now to our reporter outside who can tell us that, apparently, there were tears. This was the lead item of that evening's bulletin.

What a pack of pious, bullying scolds sections of our news media have become. And what a lot of purse-lipped professional offence-takers there are to enable this culture of complaint, creating supposed victims out of nothing more than loose talk and crass behaviour."


in reference to:

"Save outrage for times that really warrant it"
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