October 4, 2003 – 2:33 pm
Record reviewer Graham Reid becomes the only person in the mainstream media that actually starts looking in the right direction for what the real story might be about as far as the Holmes thing is concerned… but as soon as he finds a clue, he notes it, bags it – and ignores it.
“I guess we’ll never know…” is his remarkable deduction.
“Holmes has made his apologies, and many feel the ball is now with his employers.”
The man usually has an opinion.
While people of all persuasions were staking out positions on Paul Holmes’ comments on Newstalk ZB – and speculating on what, if anything, should be done to the man and his media vehicles – one question remained: why this particular story has fired the public imagination, drawn comment and condemnation from politicians and civil servants, and flashed around the globe.
And why has it had such longevity when other issues – and often equally outrageous statements – quietly die within days?