Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Camerman Leaves Wireless Mic Behind. Eavesdropping or Innocent Mistake?

Police in New Zealand have executed search warrants to obtain material from media organisations as part of their investigation over the so-called teapot tape scandal. 

The saga began a week-and-a-half ago when the media were invited to film prime minister John Key having a cuppa with ACT candidate John Banks, whose party is the second largest in Mr Key's centre-right coalition government.

When media were ushered outside a cameraman left a microphone on the cafe table. Some media outlets now have that recording... Mr Ambrose says he left his radio microphone in a pouch on the cafe table by accident. (more)

FutureWatch Quote
Judge: Accident? If it was in a pouch, not being used, it would have been turned off, right?