TV3 banned for three days

Parliament is the loser with TV3 being banned for showing an MP giving a “fuck you” fingers display to another MP, yet nothing happening to the MP who did it.

For once I’ll defend Margaret Wilson in her decision to ban TV3 for three days. She does have to enforce standing orders. The problem is Standing Orders need to change so media can cover stuff like this. Congress has C-Span – we should be able to handle coverage of our entire debating chamber.

Anyway nice to see that TVNZ have agreed to share footage with TV3 during the ban.

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