TVNZ undermines itself further as a credible news service

With Revelations that TVNZ ‘s cyber bullying campaign included manufactured quotes, the state broadcaster has bought its credibility into disrepute again, a little over a week after one of their news room executives was caught out in a serious conflict of interest.

TVNZ made a statement after the Shane Taurima story broke saying

Given our position as New Zealand’s most watched news provider we hold ourselves to the highest standards of editorial independence and balance. Clearly a line has been crossed here – it’s unacceptable and we make no excuses for what’s happened.

Having stated their position on editorial independence and balance, I guess their next statement will be about accuracy.

This story is bound to have legs today so we will watch with much interest.


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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • Gary

    This is we can expect if the networks treat news and current affairs as if it is another entertainment show.