Seemingly no. But imagine if just ONCE when they do another stupid, tacky thing, just apologise. I stopped watching TVNZ news when John Kennedy Junior died and they used the song by Shona Laing as the backing track on the outro played over footage of the plane wreck being hoisted from the sea. I SHIT YOU NOT. It was not that it was tacky, rude, vulgar, gross, ill-advised and lacking in any human decency. It was when I called to complain, and I was laughed off. Granted, I was employed by them at the time and it was a friend working in the newsroom at the time of my complaint so they dismissed my concerns. I found the very idea that that song was appropriate to play showed a complete lack of smarts. And I could not watch their ‘news’ again.
So, the news that 7# played ‘Smack Your Bitch Up’ as the backing track for a story on domestic violence does not surprise me at all……
During a story on staging female abuse in public, Seven Sharp ran the Prodigy song ‘Smack my Bitch up’ as the soundtrack. Cue open shocked mouth look now.
If you watch the channel expect decisions like this to be made. Don’t watch.
What amuses me is the story is totally stolen. Again, it seems the 7pm slot on TVNZ has to steal ideas and stories from other broadcasters. Sad programme.
Rosanagh Wypych should win ‘New Zealands Next Top Model’ on Friday. If the drugs are bad stance taken by the main stream media in this country does not get out of hand. First, they attacked her for her drunk driving charges. And now the are taking photos off her facebook page and trying to depict her as a bad role model……
MAKES ME LAUGH. LIKE A CHOOK. THE WORLD VIEW THEY SEEM TO WANT TO PORTRAY IS NO-ONE IN nz DOES THESE THINGS, AND CERTAINLY THE VIEW OF MOST OF OUR MAIN STREAM MEDIA IS ‘DRUGS ARE BAD, PEOPLE WHO DO THEM ARE BAD, DON’T DRINK OR DO DRUGS’. WHICH IS NOT CORRECT. NZ IS AWASH WITH BOOZE AND DRUGS, AND TO KEEP TOWING THE ‘PROHIBITION IS WORKING’ LINE IS TOTAL BULLSHIT.
THEY NEED TO BE HONEST. THEY NEED TO COVER DRUGS WITH A MORE OPEN VIEW REFLECTING HOW MOST KIWIS FEEL ABOUT THEM, ESPECIALLY DOPE.
PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES…………..
AND AS WE KNOW, EVERYONE HAS SMOKED DOPE WITH ME. HAVE DONE P 6 TIMES AND NEVER REALLY WORKED FOR ME. I LIKE ACID OVER E.
AND THEY ARE FUCKING LUCKY I DO NOT TALK ABOUT WHO I DID THESE DRUGS WITH. NOR SHALL I.
HOW DARE THEY JUDGE HER FOR A PHOTO.
WE NEED TO BE LIKE FRANCE AND PASS LAWS THAT FORBID JOURNALISTS FROM GETTING STORIES OFF SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.
THE QANTAS MEDIA AWARDS………..
It started with the firings of most of the News Editors last December. But TVNZ have now announced what their plans are for the future. Basically, everyone will be trained in areas they have no interest or skills in, and everyone will be expected to do whatever is asked of them. What ever happened to the idea of having people with skill doing a job they know how to do????? It seems to work. Anyway, here is the whole release. Hum ‘The Funeral March’ while you read it.