The tip line has been running hot with suggestions that Peter Williams’ fake message of online abuse was part of an internal attempt to “undermine” Williams and “get rid of him”.
For many years, TVNZ tried in vain to move Mark Sainsbury on. What finally accomplished that objective was Seven Sharp. But are we seeing something similar for another veteran broadcaster who is clearly a viewers favourite?
Additionally, commenters have written:
I sniff a conspiracy … they want to get rid of these two, and this is the perfect way to do it. They tried to get rid of Peter once before, when he worked in sports, but he went to them with the suggestion he could read all the news bulletins he does now, which nobody wanted to do at the time, which they agreed to, so they kept him on.
It’s no coincidence that these two are slightly older. Continue reading »