Channel 7 Novak Djokovic Stills: Inside The Saga Of Rebecca Maddern And Mike Amora

A television insider made a big statement about the man who leaked footage of Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor scolding Novak Djokovic.

As speculation about a “publicity stunt” escalates over leaked footage of Channel 7 reporters Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor ranting about Novak Djokovic, TV insiders have come up with their theories.

Despite the harsh public responses from Seven bosses and reassurances from employees that the network “does not take (the leak) lightly,” as one unnamed TV insider says behind the scenes, they are likely far from angry.

Meanwhile, Tv tonight Editor David Knox nibbled rumors of advertising gimmicks by stating “heads should roll” due to the leak and adding that the overwhelmingly positive reaction was just a fluke.

Channel 7 hosts Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor made headlines on Wednesday after their candid discussion about the Djokovic border control mess was leaked on Twitter.

On the tape, Maddern, who left rival network Nine just over a week ago, called Novak Djokovic “a lying, mean, asshole.”

Amor echoed this view, also calling Djokovic an “asshole” and adding, “You have a fucking excuse and then he fell over because of his own fucking lies, which is what is going right?” That’s what happened. “

Channel 7 reacted quickly by announcing an investigation into the “illegal leak” and signaling that the perpetrator would have serious consequences.

But according to an anonymous insider, there could be a very different story behind the scenes.

“Is this a crisis for Channel 7? I doubt it, ”said an industry source.Yahu! Sports Australia

“The reality is that your news readers look like ordinary people on the street. There are many ordinary people who say that Novak is an asshole, ”they explained.

“It gave them some street credibility and I don’t think Seven will be too worried.

“They say they will investigate, but I’m not sure how vigorous the investigation will be.”

While the insider said they were “unsure” of the PR ploy theories, he reiterated that the network “won’t worry about the consequences.”

“Networks don’t mind their personalities getting public attention, especially if it’s mostly positive,” an insider said.

TV Tonight editor David Knox, however, said it was a huge stretch to suggest that any network is pulling such a trick given how important news brands are to the business.

“This is considered the Holy Grail, especially if you want to sleep in a new on-air duo,” Knox told news.com.au.

“The risks of the stunt backfiring far outweigh any potential benefits, and even if you were stupid enough to go there, it wouldn’t be with an anchor swearing like a soldier.”

He said the incident was likely triggered by the fact that Maddern and Amor simply “relaxed their guard” for a short time, so in turn the overwhelming majority supported them.

“The people on TV are people, and while they shouldn’t have let their guard down in front of the hot microphone, they discussed what was dissected in offices, cafes and taxis across the country,” he said.

“Australians also like to know that you are ‘one of us’ – this could potentially work in their favor. But you cannot produce these things with PR commands. If it’s not authentic, the audience can see right through it. “

On Wednesday morning, Seven Network’s director of news and public affairs Craig McPherson said in a statement, “The illegal recording was a private conversation between two colleagues. It was a behind-the-scenes, cowardly act that violated Victorian wiretapping laws and would be punished accordingly when found. “

Channel 7 Managing Director Lewis Martin reassured 3AW radio that “is carefully monitored. “

“We will have a result. What happened here is illegal. “

Speaking shortly thereafter at Triple M Perth, Seven host Basil Zempilas also denied rumors of a publicity stunt, confirming as an employee that the network was serious about the incident.

He explained that the footage had to go through several hands, including possibly from other networks.

Knox agreed that several people could be behind the leak.

“The timestamp in the feed suggests it probably came through the Seven game center or even the branch,” he said, concluding that whoever was the culprit should be punished.

“On TV, you have to know that everyone is watching your back, and in this case, Amor and Maddern were let down by someone naughty. Heads should fly if Seven can get to the bottom of it.

News.com.au contacted Channel 7 and said the leak was a publicity stunt.

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