Both the Herald (editorial) and the Dominion-Post (Sean Plunket's column) comment adversely on the photos of Anne Tolley standing atop the crushed Nissan Laurel on Thursday.
We reckon their outrage is just a wee bit faux. Especially when on the Herald's editorial page, they carry this photograph taken by Mark Mitchell:
|Anne Tolley. Photo/Mark Mitchell|
For the record, Mark Mitchell is a photographer for the NZ Herald, for whom he has worked since 1987. The Herald was happy to trumpet Mr Mitchell's achievements when he won a Qantas Media Award last year.
And we somehow doubt that Mrs Tolley climbed onto the crushed Nissan Laurel on her own initiative. Don't you think that the assembled media might have urged her so that they could get the money shot?