Who else should be dumped?

Taking the lead of Dan Wayman and his attempts to have Mike Hosking dumped from TVNZ’s Seven Sharp – see The Hosking petition – why stop there? Who else should be dumped?

Why not have petitions to shut up other people in media and social media?

Suggestions please on who you think should be shut up, gagged, put in their place (in the silent naughty corner).

Perhaps we could have a whole bunch of petitions and see who are the most despised media presenters, the most hated journalists, the most despised Tweeters and Facebookers and bloggers.

Why not have a bloody good shake up of who is allowed to speak in public.

Then we could have discussions and petitions on who should present Seven Sharp, The Story and run Whale Oil and The Daily Blog etc.

Wayman provides a template:

“The ultimate goal is to have a more appropriate face on the national broadcaster in the 7pm slot,” he says. “That’s the ultimate goal.

Shouldn’t The People decide who has an appropriate face for television?

The ultimate solution for free speech.

34 Comments

  1. Strong For Life

     /  23rd June 2016

    Jane Bowron, her poorly written anti-government diatribes are too much too bear.

  2. Corky

     /  23rd June 2016

    1-Katie Bradford
    2- All the Listener Staff ( they refused to correct lies about CC)
    3-John Campbell.Nice guy but a left wound cork screw.
    4-Pete George. Nice guy but refuses to implement Disqus.
    5- The One News presenters who have a habit of starting a story by repeating a quote
    and not sourcing it. That colours the story and gives an impression of personal commentary.
    6- All staff at National Socialist Radio.
    7- The Gisborne Herald. They don’t take letters opposing Climate Change. They believe the science is settled cause they say so.
    8-Graeme Hill. Professional smug sceptic.
    9- Vicki Hyde. Ditto.
    10- Gold- Hitman blogger for sceptics
    11- Bob Jones for being too interesting
    12- Bomber Cadbury. General Leftwing toe-rag
    13- Willie Jackson/ Ali Mau- Won’t hear a bad word against Palestinians.
    14- Mark Sainsbury. Leftie dressed up in conservative drag. Thinks I don’t know.
    15- Andy. An incompetent commentator no one will sack.

    • Gezza

       /  23rd June 2016

      Andrea Vance. My letters complaining about her accent are constantly returned resealed by TVNZ and the BSA marked “gone no address”.

      • Corky

         /  23rd June 2016

        Bloody immigrants. I told you this would happen.

        • Gezza

           /  23rd June 2016

          That’s exactly what Hone Heke said I believe, except he said in Maori. Though would anybody listen … ? 😡

          • Corky

             /  23rd June 2016

            Every generation has a Hone. They are swept aside as progress moves on.
            Its just worse now. The new immigrants ain’t bringing guns and perfume.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  23rd June 2016

      You left out Gareth! And you can add Lance Wiggs as supporting nutter.

    • Gezza

       /  23rd June 2016

      Poor Katie. I suspect she’s welcome at home any time, but that she has to apologise to mum every visit before she’s actually through the door.

    • lurcher1948

       /  23rd June 2016

      And me

    • Pete Kane

       /  23rd June 2016

      I quite like Bomber Cadbury (I mean the name not the individual).

      • Gezza

         /  23rd June 2016

        Bomba’s great. Still filling in for me as Ronnie Barker’s best replacement so far.

  3. Hey Corky, we are all immigrants by definition!

    • Corky

       /  23rd June 2016

      Not according to Maori. They aren’t interested in your definition.

      • Gezza

         /  23rd June 2016

        Yeah they know they are. But they got here first & finders keepers.

        • Corky

           /  23rd June 2016

          Not according to them. They weren’t here first. Conquest ruled in those days. Maori were conquered. Nothing they didn’t do to each other.

          • Maori weren’t really conquered Corky. The basis of Pakeha settlement and government is a treaty, which it’s widely accepted the Crown broke on innumerable occasions.

            Maori didn’t do anything to each other that Europeans didn’t do to each other as well. Europeans just spread their mechanised version of it all around the globe; the ‘wetiko’ disease, the sickness of exploitation – ‘Columbus and other cannibals’, Jack D Forbes, 1992.

            Who’s the ‘rightie’ commentator that most offends me? There isn’t one really, since I don’t have TV any more and mostly listen to RNZ for a balanced, in-depth, slightly left-leaning viewpoint without the “greed is good”.

            Anyone can start a petition and should do so for any cause they feel strongly about. I’m still working on the possibility of one about killer dog breeds.

            One good thing about petitions is they graphically show the true strength of popular support for an opinion. I find it endlessly comforting to see Doc Newman & Co’s petitions at NZCPR [they’ve got a nerve calling it “political research” eh?] plateau at about 50,000 signatures, meaning their rapidly dating neoliberal views – the abolition of everything Maori and Precariat – are very much in the minority – approx the 1% ACT polls at election time.

            Credit where credit is due though. David Seymour is onto it with ‘End of Life Choice’.

            • PDB

               /  23rd June 2016

              PZ: “a treaty, which it’s widely accepted the Crown broke on innumerable occasions” – what is not widely publicised is the numerous Maori treaty breaches…..

              PZ: “One good thing about petitions is they graphically show the true strength of popular support for an opinion” – online petitions do nothing of the sort…..

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  23rd June 2016

            A dog petition was started, but it was pathetic, all emotive language about how we couldn’t walk down the street without being mauled by these dogs and it seems to have been a non-starter. I don’t like these dogs being let to breed, but I wouldn’t sign that. I must say that the ones I’ve met have mostly been very polite, and that the only dog who has ever attacked me was a nondescript, not very big animal who left a fight with another dog, ran up and bit me quite hard and then returned to the fight. This doesn’t mean that I think that all pitbulls etc are polite and harmless.

            • Gezza

               /  23rd June 2016

              Had you said anything snippy to the dog in question about the way it was behaving?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd June 2016

              No-I was walking up the street, saw the fight and kept as far away as possible. The sod just raced up and sank its teeth into my leg.

            • Gezza

               /  23rd June 2016

              Happened to me 3 times, until I learnt how to relate to dogs, recognise the ones to keep away from, and to make them stay away from me.

            • Gezza

               /  23rd June 2016

              Some of those out of control dogs I realise no one can get to stay away from them, unless they’ve got a gun.

            • @ Gezza – “until I learnt how to relate to dogs, recognise the ones to keep away from …”

              Dogs Rule, Okay. This is probably as true of “greed is good” Mike Hosking as it is of ‘attack dogs’? Indeed, they are both symptoms of the same political paradigm.

              @ Miss Kitty – “I don’t like these dogs being let to breed, but I wouldn’t sign that …”

              So, okay, Dan Wayman has the courage of his convictions …

            • Gezza

               /  23rd June 2016

              @ PZ. I have never knowingly misrepresented a statement of yours to my recollection e hoa. Kia whakama koe. I expected better of you.
              You know, because I have told you, that if you get a petition going along the lines you were proposing I would sign it in a hearbeat.

  4. Gezza

     /  23rd June 2016

    I’m peeking, Corky, I see your Mr Hyde is here … 😉

    PS, can you find out & give me the year of that incident you told us about, and maybe the town in the Wairarapa the first responders came from. Four dead in a car crash will have been reported & should be possible for me to check out. That situation needs to be brought to light and if I can’t find it, I know of at least two others who will be very keen to pursue it & bring it light.

  5. David

     /  23rd June 2016

    Mark Sainsbury, he has a terrible radio voice, he is a hand wringing wet rag, he is surprisingly ill informed for a journalist and he is a bit thick and inarticulate. I used to be an avid listener all day now I never go near radio live. I would love to know how he rates if anyone has the figures ?

  6. Kitty Catkin

     /  23rd June 2016

    I don’t watch One as I cannot abide the supercilious Mike Hosking.

    Nobody’s nominated Patrick Gower and Paul Henry. I don’t have to watch P H-I’m not a masochist-but P G keeps turning up on 3 News.

    • Gezza

       /  23rd June 2016

      i did actually watch the whole Paul Henry show for the first time ever last week. Feckin eejit—jaysus it was exhausting. But I still think they should keep him till a better comedian comes along.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd June 2016

        Why did you do that to yourself ? He is the feckin eejit to end all feckin eejits. (to the uninitiated,the Irish ‘feck’ is not necessarily as rude as its English (almost) sound-alike. Or maybe it is,it depends who you’re talking to. But eejit is even stronger than idiot, really) People say ‘feck’ who wouldn’t say the English word. It’s one of those things that you have to be Irish to really understand)

        Why are they paying this eejity eejit with his eejity eejit laugh to make an eejit of himself and the network ? The person in charge can’t be all there, so they can’t.

        • Gezza

           /  23rd June 2016

          1. Why did you do that to yourself ?
          (a) To see what watching the whole show was like. (b) Test my stamina. (c) See how ingrid & he were working out, & where he looked at her—she’s flatter than Hillers. (d) I wanted to give others on this forum, especially Iceberg, a chance to get a word in.

          2. Why are they paying this eejity eejit with his eejity eejit…
          Ratings, I believe.

        • I believe Henry’s popularity is like that of the ‘smart aleck’ or ‘smart arse’ boy-child in the school classroom. Attention seeking, passive aggressive ‘dominance’ syndrome … He should never have been given a second chance IMO.

  7. Zedd

     /  23rd June 2016

    1) Hoskins
    2) Henry
    3) Key