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8:46 am, October 1st, 2015 - 23 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, accountability, john key, Media - Tags: BSA, creepy key, mike hosking, ponygate, ponytailgate, wet bus ticket
The echos of John Key’s ponytail pulling harassment of a waitress continue:
Ponytail-gate: BSA rules against Mike Hosking
The Broadcasting Standards Authority upheld four complaints against Mike Hosking for unfair remarks about the waitress whose ponytail was pulled by Prime Minister John Key.
The comments were during Hosking’s Final Word segment, where he gives his views on a chosen topic often in a provocative manner.
However, the Authority said the nature of this segment meant there was no opportunity for any response or defence to be given.
They also said that while public figures can be subjected to this sort of criticism, the waitress was not a public figure and should not have been scrutinised as such. …
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) September 30, 2015