Well, well, I thought it was just me but I diplomatically held my silence.
So it was refreshing to read that the BBC’s wall-to-wall “coverage” of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death has been the most complained about matter in British television history. So too with the British serious print media. It’s ludicrously gone on day after day, totally dominating their pages.
The Duke was married to the Queen and apart from issuing the odd mild quip and lending his name to various charities, otherwise he led a fairly uneventful life.
The day-after-day carry-on has been ridiculous, including to a lesser degree, our print media. I can’t comment re TVNZ’s treatment as I don’t watch their advertising-filled news broadcasts, but hopefully it’s been more sensible.
All credit to the Brits for complaining about this.