In a damning Broadcasting Standards Authority decision Mediaworks has been forced to apologise for the conduct of Campbell Live in running a biased story.
TV3 has apologised on air for a story on the now-cancelled Campbell Live show, which showed footage of a woman they secretly filmed.
Margaret Harkema, a former director of the Valley Animal Research Centre, which carried out experiments on beagles, featured in five episodes of the TV3 current affairs programme in late 2011.
Five episodes? Sounds like a campaign of vilification.
Before last night’s Story – the current affairs show that replaced Campbell Live – aired, a message was displayed onscreen with a voiceover.
The message said that the Broadcasting Standards Authority found the programmes were inaccurate, unfair, based on “a pre-determined, narrow view of Ms Harkema and her practices”, were wrongfully edited to portray Harkema as dishonest and left out important information that was inconsistent with Campbell Live’s allegations. Read more »