It's kind of ironic that my previous post was about the New Zealand prison system mostly locking up the working class and the poor - then we see a wealthy 'celebrity' walk away from a possible five-year stint behind bars.
Not only that, Tony Veitch's media mates have come out in his support - even providing the convicted partner basher with glowing testimonials.
One such glowing testimonial came from Bernadine Oliver-Kerby. She works at the Radio Network, Veitch's former employer.
She also has an on-air role at TVNZ - reading the news at the weekends. You would have thought she might of thought it inappropriate to come out in defence of a man who put his former partner in a wheelchair for several weeks.
Unbelievably, a TVNZ spokeswoman said the state broadcaster had no problem with staff providing testimonials for Veitch, saying it was not a conflict of interest for people such as newsreader Oliver-Kirby.
Another TVNZ presenter who provided a testimonial was weatherman Jim Hickey.
Hickey is on the board of the fundamentalist Family First - an organisation that has been actively campaigning aginst the anti-smacking legislation.
TVNZ, of course, apparently knew what Veitch had done before the story broke - and then remained mute on the subject for a day or so before Veitch returned to read the sports news for one last time.
Only then, when they realised the story was not going to go away, did TVNZ drop Veitch.
While all this was happening, TVNZ was running an extensive anti-domestic violence campaign.
Against this murky backdrop, Oliver-Kerby's decision to write a testimonial for 'Veitchy' was ill-advised at best and suggests that TVNZ - and the Radio Network - still have dubious moral and political ethics when it comes to the issue of domestic violence, especialy when it involves 'one of their own'.
TVNZ's flexible attitudes were also evident on last night's Close Up, where the mediocre Mark Sainsbury gave Veitch an easy ride.
Oh and let's not forget that another prominent Veitch supporter can be seen on TVNZ's Q+A - yes, it's Paul Holmes.
Women's Refuge chief executive Heather Henare got it right when she said some of the high-profile Veitch supporters should be embarrassed after he was convicted of a 'serious charge'.