What are they saying?This was on TV news tonight. A Brisbane taxi driver was killed by a single punch to the head from a 15-year-old. The youth was sentenced in court today.
Each broadcast mentioned he was 15 years old at the time of killing the taxi driver. Additional information by channel:
- Nine: height and weight (over 6' and 120kg+)
- ABC: no additional description
- Seven: Islander (they gave his actual country of origin; I won't, even though the effect is essentially the same)
I couldn't believe it when I heard that on Seven. While viewers may have questions as to how a 15-year-old could kill a taxi driver with a single punch to the head, surely a description of his size would have sufficed. To simply describe him as Islander is irresponsible at best...
What would Seven have me believe, that it's not because he was a large kid that the single punch killed the taxi driver, but rather it's because he's an Islander that the single punch killed the taxi driver? I wasn't impressed at all.
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 7/28/2004 11:40:00 pm || ||