TVNZ also in the gun

February 10th, 2012 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

The Electoral Commission has also announced:

OneNews coverage before 7pm on 26 November 2011.  It is the Electoral Commission’s view that the broadcast breached section 197(1)(g)(i) of the 1993 because it included statements that were likely to influence any elector as to the party for whom the elector should or should not vote.

I didn’t see the news that night (mainly because I was actually at TVNZ getting ready for the election broadcast) so can’t recall what they broadcast, which has triggered this referral.

It will be interesting to see the details of the material complained about, once it is made public.

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One Response to “TVNZ also in the gun”

  1. Graeme Edgeler (3,262 comments) says:

    I understand it was some throwaway line by a journalist in a live cross during the 6pm news bulletin. I don’t recall what it was, but perhaps something national being well ahead in the polls or something like that.

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