What about the shares Russell?

Russell Brown featured Alistair Thompson from Scoop Media to launch on his Media 3 show this week.

At the start of the session he made a little disclosure;

“By way of disclosure let me note that I have provided an occasional social sounding board for some of its ideas”

However I don’t think Russell was making a full disclosure…because you see Companies Office records show that Russell Brown is in fact one of 25 shareholders of Scoop Media. 

That is quite a bit more than offering up “an occasional social sounding board for some of its ideas”. He is one of 25 owners of Scoop Media.

Scoop shareholder

It isn’t a big deal but Russell is always ensuring or at the least asking others about their full disclosure so it behoves him to behave in the manner he expects of others.

Not a good look, a bit shabby, but not a hanging offence. Though I won’t be expecting to see Jeremy Rose of Mediawatch saying anything about this non-disclosure even though they have been hammering journalists for receiving free feeds undisclosed….you see he is a shareholder too.

Perhaps bankrupts can now use the Russell Brown defence for owning shares in companies…”Oh no, I don’t own or control any shareholding, I merely have provided an occasional social sounding board for some of its ideas.”

Imagine if David Henderson (Princes Wharf) used this to explain away how he still controls his companies.

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