When we blogged at the obscene hour of 5.24am, the Herald's online headline read:
Two dead in police pursuit crash in Christchurch
Now it's changed. At this moment, the Herald's online headline reads:
Two killed in collision with car fleeing police
That's a huge improvement. We doubt that the headline has changed as a result of our blogging, but who knows; it may have. There has been no shortage of comment around the blogosphere and social media this morning on this case, and a good prortion of it criticises the media for the use of language that directly or indirectly infers that the police are responsible for this tragedy.
So whatever prompted the Herald to change its headline, we applaud them. Their current offering is factual, and points the finger in the right direction.