Ram Raid reporting makes newsmakers cum.
They are cheap, easy to produce and present as live news and the children who commit the crimes boasting on social media of their notoriety guarantee a self-feeding loop that terrifies the middle classes and triggers the severity of the crowd.
The number of serious repeat raiders is around 100, 80% of whom are already known to welfare agencies who are the children of John Key’s draconian welfare reforms that saw children in cars, state house tenants thrown out on the streets for wrongful methamphetamine tests and whose parents were incarcerated in our private prison industry.
How will more draconian policies solve the problems created by the latest round of draconian policies and what responsibility should the media be held accountable for starting the latest moral panic?
In this panic, we demand anklets for 10-year-olds and counterproductive military training camps.
The ease with which we are frightened and led by clickbait news is extraordinary.
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