Days before he left the Al Jazeera news network in Qatar for a new life hosting TVNZ’s Breakfast, Kamahl Santamaria sent a final text to his former co-anchor.
“That’s what she said,” the text read – a reference to the sexually-themed ‘joke’ flogged time and again by actor Steve Carell’s character Michael Scott, in the US version of The Office.
It hasn’t been a great month for Stuff.
Plummeting subscriptions requiring a new brand caused by a sense they are nothing more than a corporate woke social engineering cancel culture club for middle class aesthetics coupled with the Amber Heard trial result that the B-E-L-I-E-V-E all women moment has passed would be greatly upsetting for the woke at Stuff.
Luckily they have Kamahl Santamaria to keep holding up as a recreational sex fiend to keep selling papers.
You’ll remember the last Broadcaster Stuff went Harvey Weinstein on was of course Martin Devlin whom they insinuated as having ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with a female staff member. Turns out that ‘inappropriate behaviour’ was Devlin dressing down a jumped up female staff member who was shitting on NZME while on the news room floor.
Of course Stuff didn’t tell anyone that was what the ‘inappropriate behaviour’ was because, you know, patriarchy, so they smeared Devlin and goaded him into a suicide attempt.
Now it’s Santamaria’s turn.
TVNZ staff were angry he had been appointed without their agreement and wanted him gone. One version of events has Santamaria saying something offensive about the Israeli Defence Force after they assassinated his Aljazeera work colleague Shireen Abu Akleh and this comment has been manufactured into ‘inappropriate behaviour’ which was then flooded with other anonymous sources who said he tried to kiss a work colleague on the cheek and messaged someone from an instagram account that has a lot of females on it.
I’m not joking, these are his ‘crimes’.
Without knowing what Santamaria actually said, all that’s happened is a journalist with 16 years experience has had his reputation destroyed by a TVNZ News room who were angry he had been appointed in the first place because as glorified $250 000 autocue readers, they have the RIGHT to decide who gets hired.
Meanwhile the Stuff Lynch mob howls for more blood.
I can’t tell the difference between a Sensible Sentencing Trust Lynch mob and a Woke Lynch mob operating out of Stuff any longer.
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