Jacinda Ardern versus Kim Hill

Kim Hill has just given Jacinda Ardern a grilling on Morning Report, on the Middle East deployment reversal, on ‘Labour-led’, and on Winston Peters humiliating her and Labour.

30 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  September 18, 2018

    Why isn’t Kim Hill still on television? The only person I have seen get the better of Hill was Sir Bob Jones. He started down memory lane; told some really funny stories. Hill had the good sense to let him go. One of her best interviews.

    She also dealt with this over inflated leftwing prat.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3251418

    Jacinda needs a Hill grilling every week. Katie Bradford is all lipstick and no substance.

    • Traveller

       /  September 18, 2018

      There was John Pilger. She went into hiding after that

      • Corky

         /  September 18, 2018

        Yes..all 22 seconds of us listening to him. Like I said, she had to deal with this Leftwing toe-rag. I didn’t mean she ”dealt to” him.

  2. Blazer

     /  September 18, 2018

    Hill tried it on Ron Mark this morning too…and failed.

  3. duperez

     /  September 18, 2018

    The kerfuffle last week was about Ardern not being available to the media in the weekend, especially the TV ones.

    Today it’s “Jacinda Ardern versus Kim Hill.”

    If we want media interactions to be sporting events maybe we can have the TAB involved in some way.

    • High Flying Duck

       /  September 18, 2018

      Those are regular radio appearances. These are always restricted by limited time.
      The sit down interviews give time to flesh out questions and answers and also to see body language when answering.
      The issue wasn’t that she didn’t do an interview, it was that she had agreed to it and then pulled out at late notice after a bad week for a spurious reason.
      She attended at a non-descript book launch on the day she was too busy for the Nation & Q&A:

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 18, 2018

        What a bum-crawler.

        • Gezza

           /  September 18, 2018

          There are a lot of them around. John Key could hardly move for the bums crawling around him.

          • Gezza

             /  September 18, 2018

            Whenever he was smiling at an event of some kind if you looked closely you could notice that he was surrounded by a veritable sea of arseholes.

        • PDB

           /  September 18, 2018

          That ok Gezza – I’m more anti-Labour/Greens/ NZL First than pro-National. A National-led govt is simply the best option we have when compared against the alternative. I still think there is room post-Winston for a truly centralist party if such a party could get some good people/ a decent leader on board.

          • Gezza

             /  September 18, 2018

            Aw good an ya m8. Ya not really as bad as they all say, Pants. 😉

      • duperez

         /  September 18, 2018

        “Those are regular radio appearances. These are always restricted by limited time.
        The sit down interviews give time to flesh out questions and answers …”

        What stops “sit down” interviews is lack of will. Limitations in time in radio appearances is an artificial function. I appreciate they are not there to inform, educate or entertain, they are there to make money for their shareholders. Politicians only appear as devices to that end.They (hopefully for the radio station) attract listeners and fill up the spaces between the ads. Their provide possibilities of continuity with followup and sound bites to be used in subsequent headlines.

        If radio stations were serious about what the politicians were about they would take the time needed to “flesh out.”

  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  September 18, 2018

    The interview revealed what?

  5. When a solid leftie like Kim “man hater” Hill is grilling a Labour PM then you know the worm is turning on this COL government….

    And why do I say Kim is a man hater – just go listen to the 4-5 years worthy of post break up Kim on radio…. boy she had an axe to grind against men in general because one man had the temerity to up and leave her…

    • Blazer

       /  September 18, 2018

      thats her job.Some RNZ broadcasters take their job seriously, unlike the partisan shills at Granny and TV3.

      • PDB

         /  September 18, 2018

        John Campbell moving back to TV will see him back at home then.