Tuesday, 05 March 2024 10:25

In a bubble

Written by  Milking It

Senior media execs in this country seem blind to how they are perceived these days.

For example, Mark Jennings, Newsroom co-editor and former TV3 head of news, recently said: “There has been quite a lot of talk in the media, particularly among senior media people… whether we should all just stick together, and decide not to report him”.

The person they wanted to silence was Winston Peters, who, love or hate him, is the Deputy PM of NZ.

Peters has publicly derided media who took Labour’s $55m public interest journalism handout, calling it a “bribe”.

Ironically, Jennings comments about colluding to silence the Deputy PM will just reinforce the view that some media aren’t playing with a straight bat.

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