2020-12-23 04:28:34 UTC
The Broadcasting Standards Association was for a long time an
apologist for almost anything a broadcaster or newspaper allowed
through, but it is good to know that they were prepared to act in this
Sean Plunket was reasonably good when he was on the RNZ Morning
programme years ago, but since he left that role he has descended into
rabid extremism; does not always sound rational, and is part of the
'desperate for ratings' and 'shock jock' group that thinks they are
justified in ignoring journalism standards or any pretence of truth.
There has been justified anger at Hoskins that prompted is said to
have prompted The Herald to stop printing his rants; I suspect there
will be similar calls in relation to Plunket as well. This is the
market working as it is supposed to - companies seeing that they have
a moral duty that goes beyond just making profits.