If the title for TV3’s Newsworthy is supposed to be ironic, it succeeds.
The 10:30pm slot that used to be for news is now not. However, its interview with Conservative leader Colin Craig in the sauna has made news because its got his party all steamed up.
Colin Craig’s leadership of the Conservative Party is under serious threat.
The party’s board is meeting today to discuss his future but it is understood plans are in motion to oust him as leader.
Craig’s recent appearance on TV3’s Newsworthy programme where he was interviewed in a sauna is said to have been the final straw. . .
Colin Craig told Paul Henry this morning that if the board sack him as leader he’d still continue to fund the party.
That worked well for the Internet Party didn’t it?
The media went to its funder Kim Dotcom because he made better copy for what is deemed to be newsworthy these days.
The same would happen with the Conservatives.
Heads Craig stays on as leader and is in the news for all the wrong reasons, tails he’s not leader but still funder and the go-to guy for the media for all the wrong reasons.
Either way they lose.