The Press Council has rejected a complaint about the NZ Herald regarding the term “puzzle mania”:
The Press Council has not upheld a complaint by Philip Wright regarding the use of the word mania in a billboard publicising the feature insert Puzzle Mania in the Herald of May 19.
The billboard read Inside today Puzzle Mania.
Mr Wright advised he was a barrister who did a lot of work in the mental health area in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
He had seen first-hand the horrific and gut-wrenching effects caused by mania, hypermania and depression.
He took grave exception to the Herald’s use of both the word and a psychiatric condition to sell newspapers.
He thought the Herald should apologise to all mental health sufferers and consumers and be forced to make a significant donation to a trust of which he was an adviser.
Really some people are far far too sensitive.Tags: Media, Philip Wright, Press Council