In the wake of the assault on freedom campers in Golden Bay, the ground work is being laid to excuse the inevitable disappointment of New Zealand's hosting of the Rugby World Cup. Like all events of this sort, the organizers surely promised ridiculous numbers of visitors and outlandish economic benefits. The media is already suggesting that the attack on the freedom campers could harm New Zealand's tourism industry. The opportunists promoting the World Cup surely know an opportunity when they see one. When they are criticized over the empty stadiums, you can bet that they will know where to place the blame...freedom campers!