The front page of the Herald on Sunday proclaimed that the partner of Michael Laws had moved out after Police were called to his place in an incident classified as domestic attendance.
Only when you turned to the inner pages, and read the full story do you get the all rather important detail:
The partner of controversial Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws has moved out after he called police to their home.
I suspect 95% of people who read the front page headline about the Police being called and her moving out, would have assumed she called the Police and that Laws had behaved in some sort of threatening way.
Such a misconception could have been easily solved by making it clear on the front page that Laws called the Police. I wonder if it was a deliberate decision not to do so.Tags: Herald on Sunday, Michael Laws