Barry quits, Henry speechless

Hilary Barry has quit TV3/Newshub/Mediaworks/whatever. Paul Henry was reported to be “momentarily speechless” when asked to comment.

Far from speechless are all the people talking about this on Twitter.

This will be a big loss to the struggling Mediaworks. Barry was one of the best more often than not.

Perhaps she was trying to do too much and was burnt out – starting early for a 6 am on air start and also anchoring the 6 pm news made each day a long day for her.

Maybe she has just had enough. Whatever, she’s a loss to broadcasting, unless the rumour that she is jumping to TVNZ is true. I don’t know how she will fit in there.

29 Comments

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  29th April 2016

    Rumors are swirling on SM that she has been poached by FREED!!

    • That would surprise me a lot more than her resignation. But Regan would be off to a great start if he managed that – and kept someone else well away.

      • Gezza

         /  29th April 2016

        Why do women always use twice as many ? and ! as men Nelly?

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  30th April 2016

          I don’t know !!! Why do you think it is ??? It is strange…

          • Gezza

             /  30th April 2016

            Well, I should be greatful I suppose – at least you’re not SHOUTING!!

        • Pickled Possum

           /  29th April 2016

          Geeza
          kia ora bro
          Why do women do anything would be the 64thousand dollar question but
          ????? can mean REALLY or is this the right word for this context?? the most common.
          1? for eh 2?? for emphasis 3??? for WTF

          ! exclamation marks are just another spear to be thrown into the eye of the …. nah I jest, really means I have just shouted but seeing as tho’ I’m a lady ah? Nelly I will just put a pointy stick in to make a point
          hope that helps clear up that for ya.
          and poor Hillary just could not keep her upper lip stiff any more, she was reduced to resigning!
          Way to go Hillary What a Woman What a Newsreader What a Great Sport she is the only reason the PH show is still alive unless he gets in a nude news reader like overseas. 🙂

  2. Gezza

     /  29th April 2016

    Paul Henry was reported to be “momentarily speechless” when asked to comment.
    Yeah it’d be a pretty short moment. Wonder who else could work ok with him.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  29th April 2016

      You ?

      Any organisation so dependent upon one person must be very shaky.

      • Gezza

         /  29th April 2016

        I’ve actually warmed a bit to Paul Henry. He knows when he’s being a dick and it’s part of his act.

        Mike Hosking doesn’t know when he’s being a dick and it’s not an act.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  30th April 2016

          I can’t stand Mike Hosking’s supercilious look-eyebrows drawn together, pained expression as if he wonders why the rest of the world is made up of people less intelligent than he is. And I find Paul Henry’s personal comments about people’s names, race and appearance to be more what one would expect from a schoolchild than an adult-his Indian comments were not well received in India. I spent some time telling Indian friends that his remarks were not considered funny here, either, except by himself.

          • Conspiratoor

             /  30th April 2016

            Enjoyed moustachegate when he opined on his female guest’s unshaven upper lip. Got a bit carried away on the Dikshit too but all good fun you would have to concede KC. He’s at his best when he’s running one up the PC brigade, I think the Donald would warm to him too

          • patupaiarehe

             /  30th April 2016

            I spent some time telling Indian friends that his remarks were not considered funny here, either, except by himself

            I found that particular episode VERY funny Kitty. Not because of her name though, I thought that the unusual spectacle of a grown man giggling like a kindergartener, who had just made a fart noise using his armpit, most entertaining. He likes to ‘act the goat’, and is pretty good at it.

  3. Conspiratoor

     /  30th April 2016

    Distracted by constant eye rolling whenever she had to mouth the words John key. Lightweight punching bag to henners. Fragile ego and sensitivity more suited to Campbell’s gushy new age style. I won’t miss her in the morning

    • I prefer Barry to Henry by a wide margin, but I don’t think Henry’s style suited her and it damaged her image.

    • Gezza

       /  30th April 2016

      Hillers can sometimes come across a bit Laila Harre on the ear on the radio >:D I must admit.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  30th April 2016

        I’d prefer anyone to Paul Henry (well, almost anyone) and was really surprised that she was on a show with him. I never watch morning television, so didn’t see them together. Maybe she was offered the kind of money that noody could refuse 🙂

        • Gezza

           /  30th April 2016

          Who’s noody and why would he refuse money? I wouldn’t refuse money – it’s too bloody useful.

  4. Blazer

     /  30th April 2016

    when I saw the headline ,I thought /hoped it was …Maggie…Hilarys are not hard to replace…I noticed she mimics Henry’s mannerisms,maybe she was falling in…love.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  30th April 2016

      In love or lust blazer? He did seem to have an unhealthy obsession with her mammaries

      • Gezza

         /  30th April 2016

        Who didn’t?

        • Brown

           /  30th April 2016

          Me, and I’m a boob man. To me her personality is an off switch which makes her looks irrelevant.

          • Gezza

             /  30th April 2016

            Gynaecomastia?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  30th April 2016

              Oh, for goodness sake, you lot. (eyeroll) Don’t you ever think about anything else ?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  30th April 2016

              PETE ! The boys are being rude again !

  5. Corky

     /  30th April 2016

    No doubt she was a TV3 mainstay. But I have found her becoming more scatty over the last few years. Her inability to read the news without personal narrative and emotion became annoying. The last straw for me was the on air send off for John Campbell when she started sniveling and carrying on as if to say ” look, I’m a caring person”

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  30th April 2016

      I don’t remember it, but can imagine. How inappropriate-it’s not as if he had a week to live.

      • Gezza

         /  1st May 2016

        You’re a hard man Corky. Is there anybody you actually like?