Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: How a thing happens

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  • Sacha,

    Gio's latest post on this is brilliant. Thanks, sir.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Oh thank you.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    I owe you at least a beer

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sacha,

    one of those fancy Welli ones that require a mortgage

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    That's a nasty rumour, most bottles at Hashigo Zake cost less than your average black market kidney.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    But I don’t think he was justifying the episode at all. More explaining the conditions that allowed it to happen.

    And the more I think about it, the more relevant it seems to me. It’s astonishing that no one at any point gathered all the hosts together and talked about boundaries. But the simple fact is, there was no one there to do it. Even if it had been a matter of, as Bill Francis said on Mediawatch (and that Mediawatch show really annoyed me, tbh), just promptly making the gesture of taking the morons off air for a week, that would have helped.

    Mediaworks does have pockets of editorial leadership – notably at 3 News and Campbell Live – but it seemed there was just nothing going on at Radio Live. And the entire company has suffered as a result.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Thank you for referencing Keith's post on free speech. I had for gotten that one.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2937 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Sacha,

    Gio's latest post on this is brilliant. Thanks, sir.

    And my take on the whole sordid affair.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5445 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And the more I think about it, the more relevant it seems to me. It’s astonishing that no one at any point gathered all the hosts together and talked about boundaries.

    True, but FFS isn't there a point where you just shouldn't need a memo not to be a wretched arsehole? Back in the day, I think we settled boundaries for my slot on Public Address Radio over coffee and cake: "No defamation suits, no contempt of court and remember to keep the language time-slot appropriate and BSA code-compliant." I was really thankful for the level of trust you showed me (and the awesome folks who'd apply course corrections when needed), and hope I always lived up to it.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Russell - I must correct you it is not:

    Dumb and Dumber

    but "Dumberer and Dumberer".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

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