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New Zealand

10 May 2009

New Zealand Herald, Editorial

Even as gunman Jan Molenaar continued to fire indiscriminately — and the body of officer Len Snee lay helpless — two common and disturbing threads of the New Zealand personality fabric were emerging. The Knee-Jerk and Know-All are characters who run roughshod over Common Sense. They trawl internet forums and radio talkback shows — alleged "first-time callers" whose arguments are cliched and ill-judged. Within 12 hours of Molenaar's mad shooting outbreak,... (

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