Fun summer reading can be decisions of the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Some recent decisions:
- They reject four complaints against TV3 for Ali Ikram’s satirical piece of Maori TV getting the Rugby World Cup rights. It wasn’t that funny a piece of satire, but no way should it be illegal!
- They also turn down two complaints against TVNZ and Paul Henry over his comments re the Maori flag.
- ACT member Peter Taskhoff is sucessful against TVNZ for a story at an arms show than unfairly portrayed him in a negative light.
- Kerry Bolton wins against Radio NZ for Chris Laidlaw’s programme which made holocaust denying accusations against him withotu verifying them.
- Henk van Helmond loses against TV3 for door stopping him at is home in relation to threats about Sue Bradford.
- A complaint against TV3 for coverage of the Boobs on Bikes parade was not upheld.
- A complaint fron a Patty Towl against Solid Gold FM for the joke that Ellen DeGeneres is the second most powerful lesbian on the planet, and Chris Carter being the first – was not upheld.