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Santa Mayhem in New Zealand! Santarchy!

I read this story in the paper and had a great laugh!
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/12/17/santa.rampage.ap/

here's another, and another:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FA4E9FDA-1FDF-40FD-872D-29214FB08F88

Apparently, the AP writers sensationalized the story, turning minor drunkeness into a full scale riot for the sake of newsworthy-ness.

http://santarchy.com/2005/12/18/new-zealand-santarchy-follow-up/

I thought the group probably wrote up a great press release first, alerted the press and then went out and got drunk and did the santas on a rampage thing, and lazy media organizations quoted it because it was topical and sensationalist and EASY - which is all thatís needed to get in the newspaper really. It looked to me like a great media coup - the story was mostly the work of a great satrical minds as a prank.

I wound up making copies of the article and sending them to my relatives in their Christmas cards.

Thank you Santarchy!


Moral Citizen: evil-barry on Dec 28, 05 | 11:18 pm | Profile
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Thank you Santarchy.


Posted by: Slothrop on Jan 04, 06 | 7:09 am


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