Congratulating Paul Henry

In a possibly controversial interview Paul Henry congratulates himself and hates on many others.

NZ Herald: Paul Henry reveals why he hates people

Shock is his stock-in-trade, but talking to Greg Bruce, the controversial broadcaster takes it to a whole new level. Not surprisingly, content may offend.

“F*** ’em!” Paul Henry said, having just walked in on a conversation about organisations that want him to attend their evening events.

“What are they morons, these people?”

He seems to think that quite a few people are morons. But not himself.

An interview with Henry, especially one as long as this one, boils down to a lot of this kind of thing: outrageous claims, insults, self-aggrandising statements, insults embedded in outrageous claims, self-aggrandising statements dressed as insults.

He was asked bout his influence on changes on the competing Breakfast show on TV1.

“Yeah,” he said. “So – basically – TVNZ has got the shits up itself. Basically. Yeah, yay for me. No, I like it: ‘Paul Henry; yay for me.'”

Later, when I asked him what he thought about what has happened with TVNZ’s Breakfast, he said he doesn’t think about it. He followed that up by saying he gets great joy from seeing people improve as a result of trying to compete with him.

“So you would be happy to see that?” I asked. “If they do a better job on Breakfast?”

“They can’t,” he said. “They can’t.”

“Not a better job than you,” I said, “but if they improve their own product, you’re happy about that?”

“Absolutely,” he said, “because it’s a direct result of me. What have they told you so far? And I’m talking about you, as a viewer. They have told you that they have been perfectly happy to produce shit for all this time because no one has put them under pressure to produce anything other than shit. And the reason we know that is the fact that they just offloaded the shit. Unceremoniously, they have offloaded the shit. Not because they wanted to produce a really good product – because they have never wanted to do that, otherwise they would never have had shit in the first place – but because I came along. So, yay for me. I should be congratulated.”

Congratulated by morons?

Having succeeded in prompting one show of one media company to offload “the shit” perhaps Henry could go on a crusade and clean up more of the media. There’s a lot of shit out there.

Including in his interview.

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15 Comments

  1. Henry displays the same ignorant and arrogant traits as Trump – I simply don’t understand why NZ allows this f…wit anywhere near any media. The dumbing down continues

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    • Corky

       /  29th October 2016

      I like im cos he’s got cool as glasses and stuff. And he sez funny things.

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    • Klik Bate

       /  29th October 2016

      And I like im cos he’s not Mike bloody Hosking.

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  29th October 2016

        and I like him because he doesn’t give a shit what you and I think…oh and his dirty little chuckle

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        • Gezza

           /  29th October 2016

          And I like him because looks like Simon Chipmunk

          and because he’s a feckin arrogant dickhead but I’m not paying for him to be one, suckers are.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  29th October 2016

      For exactly the same reason it allows you to comment here.

      Reply
  2. lurcher1948

     /  29th October 2016

    He appears on the way to turning orange and paul the lipstick they slap on for your show you doesn’t suit your eyebrows

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    • Corky

       /  29th October 2016

      I always thought he would suit a light frosted lipstick to contrast with a his fairly dark complexion.

      Reply
  3. Blazer

     /  29th October 2016

    must say he has grown on me.Hosking never will.

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  4. Zedd

     /  29th October 2016

    methinks Henry is just a ‘legend in his own lounge’.. anyone who giggles at his own jokes like that, has some serious ‘issues’, that dont really belong on national TV ! 😦

    totally childish nonsense…

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    • Corky

       /  29th October 2016

      Damn, that sergeant in the clip posted a couple of days ago knew how to handle people like you, Zedd.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  29th October 2016

      Zedd, the ratings pay his salary, you dont. Want something a little more to your cerebral taste, take your intellect to red radio and John Campbell and let him bore you to death

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  5. Zedd

     /  29th October 2016

    .. he would sit well amongst other dickheads on the ‘team key’ frontbench, who also think they, just SO FUNNY… :/

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    • Why not give us a 1-10 rundown on the hilarity of the front bench. While you’re at it, point out to me where I can find funny in the left – will you. It’s something I’ve never witnessed. 😉

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      • PDB

         /  30th October 2016

        Not sure how you can’t see the endless hilarity (albeit unintended) the far left-wing provide us on a daily basis?

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