That’s a lot of words to say “Nah, we’re right. Fuck off.”
While the November memo may not have been released when RNZ wanted it, the matter was public and even the first memo did not indicate that MIQ should be dispensed with immediately, which is what they’re claiming.
I long ago lost any reverence for RNZ as a brand – Susie Ferguson and Kim Hill are the only presenters I have any respect for and the idiots that Susie has been partnered with prevents me from listening to Morning report, these days. It’s a sad situation that RNZ is still the best of the pack of rats that we call NZ media.
It’s been noticeably becoming more churnalistic since commercial news manager R*ch*rd S*th*rl*nd was appointed RNZ’s head of news. (Name partly asterisked to mask the guilty party.)
Hopefully the NZBC v2.0 (oops, ANZPM) will sort people like him out.