Whiny complaint tossed out

Captain Panic Pants, Kevin Taylor is no Malcolm Tucker. If he was he would have not even bothered whining to the Broadcasting Standards Authority because to do so and lose would be worse than complaining in the first place.

The Prime Minister’s chief spin doctor has had his complaint over a TV news story knocked back by the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA).

Kevin Taylor complained to the BSA over a One News story that aired on May 11 about an upgrade to the Government’s BMW fleet.

Taylor said the teaser and news item implied a link between a donation by a BMW dealership and the fleet upgrade. The story had suggested some sort of “dodgy deal,” which amounted to an unjustified attack on Key’s integrity, Taylor said.

However, the BSA rejected the complaint, saying the story did not state as fact that there was a link between the car deal and the donation received by the National Party from a BMW dealership. The item had included “clear statements refuting any suggestion that there was a link”.

I have a box set of The Thick of It that Kevin can borrow if wants to learn a trick or two.

Now what was that quote about coffee machines?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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