MEDIAWATCH: TVNZs wokest newsroom vs Toxic Patriarchy

BOOM! The wokest newsroom in NZ takes another cancellation scalp and destroys a second male journalists career with the release of the report into the hiring of Kamahl Santamaria…

The Kamahl Santamaria scandal at TVNZ, why it matters and what next

TVNZ’s head of news and current affairs has stepped downfollowing an independent inquiry into his hiring of Breakfast host Kamahl Santamaria.

Paul Yurisich’s resignation, announced on Wednesday evening, comes after Santamaria quit the station in May after 32 days in the role.

…wow, they destroyed Paul Yurisich’s career as well?

Never cross the TVNZ Woke Mafia.

Santamaria’s crimes were a kiss on the cheek to a female co-worker on the floor of the newsroom, sending a message from an Instagram account that follows 70% women and an Email where he says a broadcaster is hot.

The wokest newsroom in NZ had made it clear that they were angry they weren’t consulted on him being hired, (because overpaid autocue readers need to have their egos consulted when hiring staff), so they were already pissed off with his appointment and they put the blame for that on Paul Yurisich.

The stage of dislike was already set, Santamaria says ‘something’ to a female staff member on the newsroom floor and that suddenly escalates to inappropriate behaviour and an immediate character assassination of Santamaria from previous workers whose breathless allegations amounted to at worst clumsy attempts at flirting.

What was said on the newsroom floor?

Well, we can’t know, all we’ve been told is that it was ‘inappropriate’ followed by a kangaroo court media trail, one telling of this story is that Santamaria made derogatory comments about the Israeli Defence Force in regards to their assassination of his Al Jazeera colleague Shireen Abu Akleh and those comments have been construed as inappropriate.

We can only speculate because the allegation is enough.

The last time the media claimed a Broadcaster had acted inappropriately was the Martin Devlin case when Stuff made the claim, only to goad Devlin into an attempted suicide and then learning that the context of the ‘inappropriate’ behaviour amounted to Devlin triggering a millennial after he called them out regarding their disrespect for NZME.

That’s the easily triggered landscape we live in with a media hungry to out the next Harvey Weinstein.

So why was Paul Yurisich also forced to walk the plank? Because a head had to roll and to ensure this never goes any further an enormous payout and contracted silence is required.

It’s fitting this report comes out in the week of TVNZ Breakfast’s 25th Birthday.

Publicly cancelling two male journalists for crimes against micro aggressions in a cloud of innuendo and trial by woke media seems right in this age of woke lynchings.

Breakfast TVNZ started with Forever Foaming Mike Hosking, the now Qanon crazy Liz Gunn and the forever beige Susan Wood and it has ended in cancel culture and militant identity cheerleading.

From white right wing to the Rainbow United Nations, it’s been a hell of a journey at TVNZ Breakfast.

Peak public broadcasting greatness surely being John Campbells time at the helm.

TVNZ Breakfast is a projection of white middle class aspiration masquerading as the Kiwi nuclear family, its the way we want to be based on the most popular aesthetic of the time.

25 years ago it was white, rich and Tony Robbins inspirational self motivation that middle class NZ yearned for, now it’s inclusive, self asserting and dedicated to using their platform for good. A heightened sense of self importance to protect that platform from any impurity from the grubby reality outside the crushed velvet lining of TVNZs most holy of plush sets.

Merging the wokest news room in NZ with the second most woke newsroom in NZ, (RNZ), will be like two super massive blackholes coming together for one event horizon of mirthless micro aggression policing piety.


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