Metro TV news director Tomi Suryopratomo said they dropped the “Talk Indonesia” show –which had discussed hot news topics in English since November 2010– based on a certain review, but not because of tweets made Wimar Witoelar, one of its hosts. “We need more leisurely and less serious programs for the weekends,” Suryopratomo said.
But Mr. Witoelar, a former presidential spokesman, told The Jakarta Globe that the problem began after he sent Twitter messages on the station’s “Editorial Pagi”. Looks like the tweets were “insulting to Metro TV’s owner, Surya Paloh, even though his name was never mentioned in the tweets,” the Globe writes.
[via The Jakarta Globe]