The Nation cancelled? Depends on who you listen to

Richard Harman put it about that The Nation had ben cancelled. This is apparently untrue.

Regan at Throng explains:

Yesterday we published a story that claimed?The Nation had been canned by TV3. ?This is incorrect. ?TV3 contacted us this afternoon, concerned about inaccuracies in the story. ?As it turns out, the release sent out by Frontpage, the company that has produced The Nation for TV3 for the last 4 years was misleading.

The headline stated ?After four years The Nation ends this weekend?. However, TV3?s Head of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings, told Throng that this isn?t the case at all.

?The Nation is a TV3-owned concept and part of our news and current affairs stable and we certainly haven?t ?canned? it.?

What is actually happening is that the independent production company has been removed from the equation and it will now be produced in house.?

Right…so Harman’s production company has been given the arse-card and The Nation is a title owned by TV3. Hmm isn’t this the second broadcaster that has give Harman the arse? Why, yes it is.

This is the second time that Frontpage have suffered at the hands of a broadcaster. ?In 2008, TVNZ chose not to continue having Frontpage produce Agenda and instead went inhouse with what is now Q+A.

Oh the webs of deceit that people weave.

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