John Banks had trouble declaring his connection to SkyCity. It looks like Mike Hosking did too. What is it with SkyCity and supposedly reputable or intelligent people just forgetting what the right thing to do is? It's like once a casino becomes involved, people decide the usual ethical requirements no longer apply to them. It's insidious.
And TVNZ have responded by banning Hosking from SkyCity related journalism. Now he's in the thrall of the gambling "industry", he's conflicted on a whole lot of stuff, not just SkyCity. Given that it could become a topical subject, that limits his capability and casts doubt on his integrity, and that's the start of the slippery slope to ineffectualness. If I were TVNZ I'd be considering whether Hosking was a liability.
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, 2009