It appears a trio of juveniles masquerading as TV executives and 'stars' has been arrested for their part in an attempt to breach airport security at Auckland 's airport. So far, Biggles himself has not been apprehended. They are vulnerable to a maximum fine of $10,000 or one year in jail. ( A jail term might see a sudden improvement in the quality of NZ produced television.)
Since being released on bail, one of them has protested 'We didn't intend to breach security!'
So they had a guy dressed as a pilot, carrying what appeared to be a pilot's bag but lacking critical security passes, attempt to talk his way past security. Do they seriously expect me to believe if he had succeeded in this breach it would NOT have been filmed and splattered all over TV 3's evening news as the 'Number One' story?
Naah, of course not.
Only when I read the TVNZ coverage of this story do I find these damned fools were funded by NZ On Air. That means you and (thankfully not much longer) me.
I thought NZ ON Air was supposed to fund quality programmes, those not deemed commercially viable. It's time to turn the spotlight on who gets what when the gummint spews out millions of dollars to jerks like this gang.
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