November 15th, 2007 at 03:12pm
It would appear that the story of Seven’s mobile number gaffe is getting more coverage today.
I spotted plenty of online discussion about it last night and haven’t had a chance to check again today, but I have spotted news articles from 2GB’s Livenews.com.au and The Daily Telegraph have apparently run with it in their print version (update: it would appear that they have linked back here from the online article…thanks News Limited journos!). I’ve spotted these two mentions of the rather stupid error from Seven without even trying to find the story…so I can only imagine how many other places have covered it.
I’ll have to make sure I pick up a copy of today’s Daily Telegraph before the day is out.
And as I said to Stuart Bocking last night, I hope the Seven Network are footing the bill for changing the mobile numbers of the people affected by their error.
Update: An interesting point from Valkyrie on the Media Spy forums. Channel Seven sought an injunction against The Chaser’s War On Everything screening the footage of:
the layout of the production premises (described by the Chaser team on the film as “the temple of mediocrity”) and the planning of the “Today Tonight” program displayed on boards on the wall of the work area.
The injunction was granted by the judge because:
From the Channel 7 perspective, if the interlocutory restraint is not imposed its confidentiality will arguably have been invaded
And yet Seven broadcast and hand out “confidentiality invading” footage to other media outlets.
I probably can’t accuse Seven of hypocrisy when it comes to an injunction, but I do have to wonder. End Update
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