The hacks at Stuff are suckers for a good sob story.
But they have stretched the truth when telling us in a headline: Woman forced to walk home at 2.30
Good grief. An image was immediately conjured of jack-booted fiends coercing the woman to walk home at dead of night.
Heavily armed, perhaps.
The first paragraph laid it on even thicker – not only was the hapless woman coerced into making this walk, but – it seemed – she had been ill.
A Christchurch woman says she was forced to walk home at 2.30am after being discharged from Christchurch Hospital.
Read on and you find she chose to walk home.