The problem with doing news the NBN way was obvious tonight:
6:09 - local story on proposed council mergers and a local Liberal candidate’s backflip on her support for a merger between Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.
Cut’s to Paul Lobb - “and we’ll have a major development on the proposed mergers shortly in the news.”
6:16 - Nine News report on council mergers and some being held-off being announced tomorrow due to legal action/political pressure etc.
Wouldn’t it have been more intelligent to hold the local story over, find out from Nine News which ones were being reported on (all Sydney, NOTHING RELEVANT to local) and then do a local angle?
Amelia Adams promo-ed this story before 5pm, so NBN had heaps of time to re-rip and report.