NZ Media priorities

What does it say about a newspaper with all ‘the latest, breaking news’ when it goes on and on and on about one religious fundamentalist who kicks a football, but means no harm, with story after story of his doings but simply can’t find space for the shocking murder of 30 and injuries to 42 more carried out by religious nutters offended by a group of people watching football?

Three suicide bombers had taken part in the attack, targeting a place where villagers had gathered to watch a soccer match on a large screen. Most of those killed have now been buried while several survivors are still in hospital in Maiguduri, Kalli said. Boko Haram regards soccer – often watched by Nigerians while drinking beer – as un-Islamic and the ultimate demonstration of corrupting Western influence.

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