Waatea 5th Estate

I got around to watching Waatea 5th Estate for the first time since their first week tonight.

Joining us tonight to discuss…

The Veitch apology
Faulty Housing data
Media Merger kills 4th estate
Cameron Slater
Key’s tantrum

Tax expert, feminist and Labour Party Candidate – Deborah Russell

one of this country’s best newspaper columnists – Rachel Stewart

Former Green Party MP and human rights activist – Keith Locke

And blogger, political commentator and author – Chris Trotter

Some of it was interesting enough.

Russell and Trotter made some good points – not leaning to port so hard they nearly capsize helps.

But Bradbury is terrible, his presentation and voice, and also his fairly extreme bias. His first programmes were tolerable but he is more opinionated and more overbearing and more high pitched. I don’t see him taking over from the 4th estate any time soon.

And the name screetched by Bradbury isn’t great, Waatea is pronounced something like Waah teah.

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  1. TheContrarian

     /  May 13, 2016

    His voice is like nails on a chalkboard

    • Blazer

       /  May 13, 2016

      akshully nu zilders are not known for crystal clear enunciation.

  2. Hall

     /  May 13, 2016

    I like Bradbury.. he’s more natural and likable presenter compared to story and seven sharp presenters, who force badly scripted jokes, cringe worthy banter and fake smiles, not to mention brain dead commentary. Then you have Hoskings who struggles to restrain hes right wing bias and racist attitude. I think I’ll stick to Wateea.

    • Iceberg

       /  May 13, 2016

      And in one post Halliver, you betray yourself completely. National voter. Sure whatever.

      If you bullshit at the outset, what else is?

  3. Gezza

     /  May 13, 2016

    I like Martyn. I think he’s great. For me he fills the vacuums created by the end of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the passing of the late, great Ronnie Barker.

  4. When did Key have a tantrum, or is Mr Bradbury deliberately over-egging the pudding.

    As my late boss CJ was wont to say “We didn’t get Sunshine Desserts to where we are today by over-egging the pudding!”.

  5. Margs

     /  May 15, 2016

    What does everyone make of Chris Trotter’s rather spirited defence of Whaleoil?