The biggest media whoopsy in a long time

It wasn’t just a few bloggers and a few tweets that got yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on water rights totally wrong.

RadioLive broke into their programme with a newsflash and host Duncan Garner started to opine about how he agreed with the decision.

But then of course, came the correction.  Oops.

Not a great day at the office for decent journalists trained and skilled.

I actually feel sorry for Duncan on this, he was fed a bum steer by the newsroom and other journalists who couldn’t wait to blurt their undisguised glee across Twitter and the air-waves.

UPDATE: Mediaworks has now blocked the Youtube clip. To be fair to RadioLive the audio is still here:

Split across the “Wednesday” 1500-1515 segment.  The newsflash comes at 11 minutes 35  into this stream.

The reason RadioLive has blocked the Youtube video is because they don’t archive this stuff – and would prefer no one heard it.

Here is the audio anyway.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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