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Quotation for Today, Tuesday 21 July


On the first evening, TV One managed to devote the whole of the first six minutes of news to the late Michael Jackson.

The station management had apparently formed the judgment that the most significant thing that had happened in the world during the preceding 24 hours was the unseemly circus surrounding the death of an egocentric, drug-crazed weirdo who had contributed nothing significantly beneficial to humanity.

Thereafter, TV One revisited, like a dog returning to its vomit, the Michael Jackson circus every night, for significant periods, for the next 11 nights.

Ian Bayly writing on what he perceives as the appalling state of NZ TV, especially TV One

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