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.
Really like his stuff. How lucky we are to have a good rapper in our family.