I came across this article on Stuff this morning:
So a group of people disagree with some of Mike Hosking's views expressed on TVNZ's "Seven Sharp". Is this really grounds for setting up a petition to get rid of him?
If this sort of behaviour becomes the norm, don't you think this is a vote against freedom of speech? After all, Seven Sharp is the most watched show at 7pm so perhaps the "silent majority" don't have any issues with Mike Hosking's views?
Any TV news show is likely to have controversial stories and views expressed on it, so people like Paul Henry and John Campbell could also be in line for similar petitions if this one is successful! Do we really want news shows to ban controversial views from being expressed and thus become super boring?
I would be interested to hear your views on all this.