- Paul Henry’s suspension (Live cross, Mark Crysell)
- Sir Anand’s response (Live cross, Melissa Stokes)
- Name suppression laws (Live cross, Guyon Espiner)
- Coroner’s inquest – Kahui twins (Donna-Marie Lever)
- Commonwealth Games update (Live cross, Andrew Saville)
1. Paul Henry’s suspension (Live cross, Melissa Davies)
2. Sir Ananad’s response (Live cross, Mike McRoberts)
3. Manawatu Standard complaint about Close Up
4. Name suppression laws (Live cross, Rebecca Wright)
5. Electoral fraud (Duncan Garner)
While the TV networks ignored the
Paul Henry story in their headlines yesterday, it jumped to the lead
story after the “breaking news” that Paul Henry had been suspended
without pay for two weeks.
It must be a record for the first three stories on 3 News to be about TVNZ! I wonder who organised the protest right in time for the 6pm news bulletin, and why were the unions involved? (Their signs are about bad employers?)
Naturally, ONE News had more information about the story than 3 News
– such as the number of complaints (more than 600) and the coverage in
India was also mentioned. The story wasn’t swept under the carpet by
TVNZ, but it’s always a little weird seeing TVNZ reporting on TVNZ.
Both networks had (potentially) ulterior motives for running the story as its lead but really, this shouldn’t be the lead story in the big scheme of things. Of course, it is what people have been talking about since it happened so is a good ratings puller.
Why did Rebecca Wright need to say “internet blog sites” rather than
just “blogs”? And why did Epsiner need to say”internet blogger”
rather than just “blogger” and “internet sites” rather than “websites”?
I felt the electoral fraud story was more pressing than having a sports update (Commonwealth Games) first.