The Reserve Bank makes a slight adjustment to the OCR, which adjustment has been long expected and predicted by commentators and the good old tabloid herald hits the headline button with:
Bollard Hikes OCR to 3%
Judith Collins is absolutely right in her observation that the media is largely responsible for the loss of respect shown by the public to the police. When police are continually referred to as cops, when police actions during pursuits are constantly sensationalised with not a mention of the fact that the people being chased are actually BAD BASTARDS who have defied the lawful instruction of an officer, then it is no wonder that eventually respect is eroded.
What surprises me most is that people who should know better would argue that she's wrong.
The same cheap shots are now being used to denigrate the Reserve Bank.
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