I can’t see what, exactly, makes this six-month-old story worthy of a front-page splash…


Last line of the ‘lead story’:

News of his daughter’s arrest has come at an unwelcome time for Phil Goff, who replaced former prime minister Helen Clark as Labour leader when she stood down in 2008. Polls have had him lagging way behind National’s John Key and a further drop was seen in popularity polls last week amid revelations of Labour MPs misusing their ministerial credit cards.

When could such news ever come at a ‘welcome time’ for any father?

from the Sunday Star Times. (Hardly gunning for a Qantas Media Award with that front page, are they?)