The Herald’s Sideswipe put together a few days ago this video comparing a Close Up story to a story on ABC News in the US.
It is quite common to base stories on overseas stories. But I’ve never heard of a story using basically the same script and words. Close Up have now apologised after an initial “No problems” response. Good to see they have backed down, and kudos to Sideswipe for the story.Tags: plagiarism, Sideswipe, TVNZ