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That said I am an absolute believer in the freedom of the press. People fight and die to live in countries that value this and the alternatives to a free press are pretty average. North Korea springs to mind and to a lesser extent our friends in China amongst many countries led by a "regime" of some sort.
As for the subject of this book it makes me angry. I feel we all have a responsibility to bring kids up to the best of our ability and New Zealand's recent record of child killings and abuse in high profile cases really does show an ugly side to our culture. Kids are treasures to love and nurture. This horrible case has been dealt with by the courts and as tough as it was to get facts clear things have moved on.
So I feel it is absolutely important that Wishart's book is as available to those who want it as any other book should be. It is up to us to ignore the bloody thing so such tripe is not economically viable rather than censoring the press.