TVNZ have issues and apology, but is it enough?
What about their explanation that these two muppets thought it was satire?
Sheesh I have literally hundreds of abusive emails, tweets, and Facebook messages I could list…and these guys made some up.
Regan at Throng asks though if anyone will actually take the fall for this cock up?
Shane Taurima scurried out the door after revelations he had bought a serious conflict of interest into the TVNZ newsroom. Â Now we find two more TVNZ staff, one of whom has been a trustworthy figure in many homes delivering news most days of the week, have been making stuff up.
While TVNZ will spin this,Â and have, as a simple misunderstanding of what the piece was, this brings into question the integrity of the newsroom where at least one high profiled news reader has now been found to have made up statements for what was viewed as a serious and truthful news piece.
The question that now goes begging is â€śWhat else do TVNZ make up?â€ť
If TVNZ take their stated position as being the countryâ€™s most watched news provider seriously, and launched an investigation into Taurimaâ€™s conflict of interest after he justifiably resigned, what actions will they take to assure the public that this isnâ€™t endemic in their newsroom because itâ€™s certainly starting tolookÂ that way.
Will there be directions given to the nearest exit orÂ will the transgressions be ignored?
We seem to have a culture of excusing away bad behaviour, especially in government departments…will TVNZ actually do something meaningful in this case.
I’m not holding my breath.