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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  • Pete George

    Jumped the gun and got shot up the arse.

  • Agent BallSack

    Traditionally media was biased towards whoever was paying the bills for the reportage, sad to think that media is still biased in this day and age when most of us can make informed decisions on our own.

  • Andy

    In breaking news, Rick Astley is not dead

  • Bob

    Ha ha ha what a joke Dunky is, so well trained, so skilled… so very very WRONG! Rudman was right, so called journos just can’t contain themselves when dumping on the country.

  • johnbronkhorst

    HAHAHAHAHAHA…what an idiot!!!! Notice the tone of his voice changes after the correction. Personally, I don’t believe ANY govt. should own a PRIVATE enterprise, or private type of enterprise. Because they are crap at running them and make decisions on political basis’ not sound management or financial ones. Evidence under Clarke the electricity prices went up at DOUBLE the rate of inflation, but infrastructure development and basic maintenance lagged behind demand. (a private owner would NEVER let such an expansion opportunity and competitive advantage go by!!!

  • Steve R

    I heard this live yesterday after listening to the two racists on before him . At first I was gutted because it was hard to believe that the Govt lost. Then I laughed .
    But of course the real news here is that fro once someone finally turned down the maori council . Thats the real big news .
    And then theres the matter of their lawyer up on charges of representing all 3 parties in the same land sale , Remember that little gem .

  • blokeintakapuna

    It has however helped these churnalists to firmly nail their colours to the mast for all to see…
    Imagine whoring your “professional integrity” and so easily dropping your credibility like a whore’s drawer’s, just to be the first to try and dump on the government.
    Breaking news – Duncan’s donut got dunked!

  • Never in the dark…..

    I feel nothing for Garner. The only thing he has in his favour, is his ability to wear his true colour……pink!

    • StupidDiscus

      Not pink but blood red – and remember folks, the peoples flag is red with the blood of “rick pricks” = “nett tax payers” = “us”

      Lefties like Garner and Shearer and cuddly Bill Rowling may come over all incompetent or avuncular.

      but they want us dead. no mistake.

  • cows4me

    Finally a win for the good guys in this lefty la la land. The gashing of teeth at the moment must have the dentists rubbing their hands in anticipation

    • StupidDiscus

      Yeah but we’ll be paying for it for all the special benefit claims

      • blazer

        its called rural assistance when farmers need a handout.Faux pas likec Garners are very common in the rightwing MSM…try Fox news.

  • Time For Accountability

    That is the worst reporting ever.

    That type of incorrect reporting can affect markets such as currency trading and the sharemarket.

    We need an inquiry and Duncan should stand down pending the result.

    Clearly their response was predetermined because of the Bill English insert.

    Duncan – admit it the worst ever by a Labour Party media hack no doubt you were wearing your red tie.

    What an idiot.

    • StupidDiscus

      if he had any integrity he would resign & never work in the media again.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        he he he he integrity from a leftie? Pigs will rather fly

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Idiot indeed

    • Mr_V4

      “That type of incorrect reporting can affect markets such as currency trading and the sharemarket.”

      Nonsense, if you are making trading decisions based on what you hear Duncan Garner say on the radio, you deserve to lose your money.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Unfortunately I am not able to play the clip as I get a message that Media Works has blocked this…..

  • Hang him

    He has spat the dummy and now blocked the recording, couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Also do not ever feel sorry for Puff Pasrty Dunky…He is nasty leftie.

  • mediaWorks blocked you AND keeping Stock. Sen-sa-tive. ~ J.

    • I have now uploaded the audio

      • Cadwallader

        Just listened to it. The change in Garner’s tone/attitude is truly palpable. What a laugh!

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        You are a class act Whaleoil

  • dale

    Ha Ha Ha!!! They should change their name to RADIO LEFT!!! I suppose thats what happens when you have 12 year olds running your news room.

  • Curious

    Blocked for me too

  • Bob

    Here comes a spectacular SMOG!! Instead of having a laugh at how crap Dunky and the Radio Live news room it’s a bigger story, why has MediaWorks told YouTube to take it down? Embarrassed by their incompetence? Dodgy share dealing? Whats in the bag Duncan? I hope Paddy will be breathlessly investigating this shoddy coverup.Will there be an injunction to stop those that have a copy from selling it to the Hearld. Will this bring down RadioLive and destabilize the MediaWorks newsroom? Will advertises boycot? How will MediaWorks restore confidence? A confidence and supply agreement with ZB? Who will get Dunkins seat? Have the Greeens called for a full independent public inquiry yet?

  • What does Mediaworks have to hide? Every story that suits them goes up on their website…

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  • Lopsy

    No wonder he was so angry and aggressive today. I like him but he is obviously a grunt for the left.

  • LinkinHawk

    bahahahahaha Duncan Garner you big fat bloated disgrace

    • StupidDiscus

      Lefty unionists should not be employed in the media.

      Lefty unionists should not be employed.

      Lefty unionists should not be.

  • LesleyNZ

    Slam DUNK! But what was the bit about Bill English? Didn’t make sense. Did Mediaworks twist and manipulate Bill English’s comments? This is very funny really. Nothing like live radio! Who in the Radiolive newsroom got it so wrong? Jessica Williams? So the government’s economic programme and agenda is not undermined after all. Very serious story for Duncan Garner I think. No wonder 3 news is so anti the present government. Duncan should have been checking the blogs and FB pages and tweets for live updates to find out the TRUTH. Don’t know how he and Radiolive got so confused. Not at all good! Worse thing they could is block the recording. Now we will all share this post on FB. Well done Whale!

    • Never in the dark…..

      If you listen carefully, the soundbite from English was pre-recorded by Bernard Hickey earlier in the day, long before the announcement and subsequent cock up by Garner and Co.

      • LesleyNZ

        I knew it didn’t sound right. This is just disgraceful journalism. Manipulative, lazy, biased journalism. Wonder what Brian Edwards will think of this one? The credibility of Radiolive has now been brought into question big time. How does the listener now know that what they are hearing is for real and the truth? The Bill English segment was so deliberate. They tried to make it sound as if Bill was saying this straight after the Supreme Court decision. That is a no no. Duncan Garner and Radiolive need to learn the 101 rule of journalism. Read here: The importance of fact-checking for journalists – Why it’s important to check facts

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  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Priceless – It is so funny listening to the Puff Pastry ranting non-stop about how this goes to the heart of the governments economic programme blah blah…fantastic to see him retreat like a rat who has seen a cat (forgive me Gareth Cat Morgan)…Pastry deserves this treatment on air. This coupled with the recent polls showing growing support for Naked Emperor will keep this creep in corner for a while

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Poor drunken gardener.
    Is he on vitamin P?