(Australia’s) ABC programme Media Watch has exploded the claim that a journo was able to walk a bomb past Commonwealth Games security in India. If MW’s research is true, the errant reporter has created a PR disaster for investigative journalism, and given yet another reason as to why people trust ‘heritage’ media less, preferring to rely on peer or social media.
That a TV game show host gets so inebriated he has to crawl along a popular nightspot street, probably isn’t much of a new story. But how does such Hasselhoffian behaviour square when that same person – Channel 7’s Andrew O’Keefe – is the ambassador and Chairman of a national women’s charity, The White Ribbon Foundation? Also, in a speedy PR dodge, Andy’s employers (Channel 7) allegedly paid a nightclub bouncer $25k NOT TO SELL the footage to a rival network (tho it’s believed there is more than one version of the footage). Wonder how Text 100 (White Ribbon Foundation’s PR reps Lukas or Karen) recommend a way thru this unseemly PR disaster?