Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight. Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.
1. Occupy Auckland arrests (Donna-Marie Lever, live cross)
2. Plane crash near Fielding (John Newton)
3. MegaUpload (Kate Lynch)
4. Kim Dotcom residency
5. Accidental millionaire case
1. Occupy Auckland arrests (Jane Luscombe, live cross)
2. Plane crash near Fielding (Dan Parker)
3. MegaUpload (Amanda Gillies)
4. Kim Dotcom residency (Rachel Tiffen)
5. Accidental millionaire case (Adam Ray)
An identical Top 5 from both networks tonight. Of the two, 3 News had details of 3 police officers who, according to Occupy Auckland protesters, had identical badges -Z557. When quizzed by Jane Luscombe, the officer in charge sidesteped the question. Police are now investigating.
In the MegaUpload story, One News told us that because the judge had deferred the bail decision, Kim Dotcom would have another night behind bars. 3 News told us it was two days. On the story on 3 News, the judge stated that Dotcom would be remanded until the decision on Wednesday morning.
There was a protester trying to get in shot on both channels during the live crosses to Aotea Square with a sign that read “Media Lies!”. He managed to stand with the majority of the sign behind Donna-Marie Lever’s head on One News but managed to make it readable on 3 News.
One News also revealed their new, spruced up look tonight. We’ll post images later.