TVNZ to apologise to Colin Craig

Colin Craig.
Colin Craig.
TVNZ has been ordered to broadcast an apology to Conservative Party leader Colin Craig over an item it ran on Seven Sharp.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority says an item from April 24 - a short skit "lampooning" Mr Craig - was "childish and unfair".

The BSA said while it recognised the value of satire and free speech, it found the comments about his personal character and attributes went too far, and Mr Craig was given no opportunity to defend himself.

Another complaint about Seven Sharp's April 17 treatment of Mr Craig's opposition to gay marriage was not upheld.

In that case the BSA decided the item was topical and political, and while it might not have been to everyone's taste, it did not breach standards.

TVNZ has been ordered to broadcast an apology to Mr Craig for unfair treatment and pay $1500 costs to the Crown.

In another decision relating to Seven Sharp, the majority of the authority declined to uphold a complaint that an item about the predictions of a climate scientist breached the balance standard.

 

Moon landing background?

I wonder if TVNZ can have a background image of Man landing on the moon when they make the apology to Craig?

Just thought it would be a nice background image for him.  

Satire boom

There used to be a place for satire, but One hasnt done any since McPhail and Gadsby. 'Seven Sharp' never does satire.

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