John Campbell – Metro Magazine
The despicable manner in which TV3 treated John Campbell is laid as bare in the words as they do in the pain so apparent in Campbell’s face in the photos.
Metro have outdone themselves with this interview. It gives real insight into the hurt TV3 caused not just to Campbell, his team and the news credibility of TV3, it damaged the viewers who have walked off in boycott.
The political machinations to kill off one of the most critical voices on TV has disgusted those who see themselves as citizens before consumers. Allowing corporate greed and political brownie points to dictate your fourth estate obligations has destroyed TV3s once proud history.
Weldon vandalises TV3’s reputation by allowing the female Whaleoil to pollute and corrode TV3 credibility.
Weldon’s ill thought out changes to appeal to a younger, dumber viewing audience has resulted in a boycott backlash that is still hurting the network. That the management team tried to dump the responsibility for this fiasco on Mark Jennings when Oaktree demanded an explanation speaks volumes.
News then that MediaWorks have decided to reward Weldon’s broadcasting vandalism with a new 1 year contract defies credibility!
TV3 has some of the best Journalists in the country, watching them be bled out for political and economic greed reasons isn’t just sad, it’s a blow to the strength and quality of our democracy.