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MICHAEL BASSETT: URGENT ACTION REQUIRED NOW OVER TV ONE

With the news that TV 3 is soon to close its doors, the need for TV One to be brought up to a satisfactory standard has become urgent. In its current state, it is little more than a bulletin board for left-wing reporters and programmers who make up TV One’s staff. 


Since it seems that Melissa Lee, the Broadcasting Minister, hasn’t spoken to TV One’s Chief Executive, or if she has, the CEO has no intention of taking any notice, it is to the Prime Minister that our desire for an improvement in journalistic standards should be directed.


Not only that, TV One also needs an influx of more professional reporters. Moving the hopelessly woke John Campbell off into retirement would be a positive start, and giving all the reporters a stern talking to about modern journalistic requirements is fundamental. 


And, while the Prime Minister is about it, Radio New Zealand needs a tune-up as well. It suffers from some of the same failures in professional conduct as TV One. 


Since it looks like we, the watching and listening public, are to be largely dependent on state media outlets after 30 June, NOW is an opportune time for the shake-up to begin. If it starts now, we could be ready with a refreshed broadcasting service by the time TV 3 departs the scene.


The two people to approach are:



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The best fix in my eyes is to put all the current taxpayer funded media up for sale.

That way if anyone wants to buy them they can have a grand cleanout of the staff and keep only the useful ones.

If no one wants to buy them then shut them down

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Sue Sangster
Sue Sangster
29 de fev.

Who watches TVNZ or Newshub? Only under sufferance when there’s a national emergency or a big event like an election when I grit my teeth at their bias and subjective analysis. I think we are waking up to their political manipulation. NZ On Air’s 2021 survey shows SVOD (selective video on demand) and podcasts growing and just 41% watching TVNZ - and that was during Covid when people were trapped at home. So many good websites for objective, factual reporting and discussion for those who want it and since Elon took over Twitter it’s a fabulous resource. Let Stuff and TVNZ die a natural death. They did it to themselves.

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Right on the button, in fact why not just pull the money rug now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Septic Skeptic
Septic Skeptic
29 de fev.

I think it would be a Herculean task to bring TVNZ/RNZ back from here to the position of neutrality suggested. And I'm not sure it is worth the effort given the continued drop off in usage of legacy media. Better IMO just to cut all state funding and sell/give away the assets. Save the money. Sell the proposal as a reprioritization in a time of crisis,

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Sue Sangster
Sue Sangster
29 de fev.
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You can't introduce neutrality without ditching the staff. Remember that little stunt a year or so ago when they shot a Trump doll with a fake gun? They had absolutely no idea that whether you love or detest Trump that stunt showed TVNZ as blatant manipulators of public opinion. Entertainerlists not journalists.

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mikefeisst
mikefeisst
29 de fev.

We certainly need some changes to the state media in this country. Thier standard of reporting is abysmal. There are very few journalists in this country the vast majority are left wing propaganda writers. They write only about the things that they perceive will help the left wing tossers. I would love to see some Australian journalists come over here and absolutely kick ass with the bunch we suffer from at the moment. I haven't watched TV or read Stuff for years now and I certainly don't miss the crap they used to serve up.

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In the words of Bob Dylan "the times they are a changing", Dinosaurs went extinct. With our ready access to the net and thousands of alternative information sites, traditional broadcasters are sure to follow..... all of them. The days of wannabe celebs presenting generally day old world news, and puerile colloquial rubbish are over. We, the people, choose where, how and what we now watch/read/believe. The death throes of a dying industry, no amount of government bribery/largess and ill disguised support by way of hugely sponsored advertising "I wish I was a twin" and "just the little one today" etc, will save it. I sure as hell won't miss TV3 as I suspect most informed Kiwis won't. In a years…

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