Someone at 3News needs to switch to decaf. This headline is very misleading:
Harawira: Hang Rena captain – or Steven Joyce
Controversial MP Hone Harawira’s calling for the captain of the stricken vessel the Rena to be hanged over the environmental disaster the ship has caused in the Bay of Plenty.
Loony stuff yes? Well no, further down the piece we get to what was actually said…
Mana Party leader Mr Harawira wants a strong punishment for the Rena’s captain.
“Hanging the poor bugger might sound a bit harsh, but somebody should pay,” he said.
“Maybe we can send the Rena captain home with a stern warning and put [Transport Minister] Steven Joyce up on the gallows in his place.”
Update: 3News – who are very responsive with this sort of problem – have tidied up their reporting of this issue. Bravo.