Jul 7, 2014

Trial by media? Channel Seven asks viewers to vote on Pistorius’ guilt

Channel Seven's Sunday Night has controversially asked its viewers to vote on Oscar Pistorius' trial, after showing them footage his lawyers claim was "illegally obtained".

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Channel Seven’s Sunday Night has asked viewers to vote on the guilt or innocence of Olympian Oscar Pistorius, currently facing court charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

According to Seven there were 1.1 million votes cast on the question during last night’s program. Viewers were evenly split after watching the program, which examined the arguments for and against his guilt.

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6 thoughts on “Trial by media? Channel Seven asks viewers to vote on Pistorius’ guilt

  1. klewso

    Viewsmedia – putting the ass in class?

  2. klewso

    The tit in titillation.

  3. zut alors

    What a fine example of the Seven Network programming mindset – they cancel the quality Australian production ‘A Place To Call Home’ and continue to run populist piffle such as the Pistorius piece.

    If Llewellyn was on trial would he appreciate audience participation in his verdict?

  4. klewso

    1.1 millions votes?
    [Meanwhile our Curry or Maul is bragging about 10 million people saw a post on their “gnus feed(?)”, 4.1 million clicked on a link and (only) 2 million (of those other participants?) liked shared or commented on one of their posts – they didn’t nominate “witch won”?]
    You have to wonder how much of this “polling” is a result of “in-house initiative”?

  5. Paris Lord

    Lovely name for the Brisbane rag, Klewso.

  6. Graham R

    This was simply an excuse for a freak show.

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