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frednz

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#198007 22-Jun-2016 10:24
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I came across this article on Stuff this morning:

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/81293594/petition-to-get-rid-of-mike-hosking-has-more-than-12000-supporters

 

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.

 

Fred


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  #1578142 22-Jun-2016 10:29
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Another case of people thinking loudest equals majority.

IMO, if you don't like it, don't watch it.




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  #1578143 22-Jun-2016 10:31
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It's the norm for people who jump on the social media bashing bandwagon which is pretty hard to dispute is heavily left leaning.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1578144 22-Jun-2016 10:33
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Is it not freedom of speech to have the ability to call for his replacement?


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  #1578145 22-Jun-2016 10:34
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I personally can't stand Mike Hosking. 

 

But, a petition is childish. 

 

Some people have too much spare time . 


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  #1578149 22-Jun-2016 10:43
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sbiddle:

 

It's the norm for people who jump on the social media bashing bandwagon which is pretty hard to dispute is heavily left leaning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

doesnt matter what the topic is within a few replies its all Keys fault 





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  #1578162 22-Jun-2016 10:44
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Not sure he has ever said anything I disagree with. Not that I follow his every utterance fervently you understand but he always seems sensible to me when I hear or read his comments.






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  #1578171 22-Jun-2016 10:59
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surfisup1000:

 

I personally can't stand Mike Hosking. 

 

But, a petition is childish. 

 

Some people have too much spare time . 

 

 

+1 This





 
 
 
 


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  #1578172 22-Jun-2016 10:59
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Personally I think Mike Hoskings, Paul Henry are both self indulged with heavily over inflatted beliefs in their importance and knowledge and are helping greatly the demise of broadcast free to air TV in NZ with their soap opera pseudo current affairs shows.


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  #1578176 22-Jun-2016 11:03
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MikeB4:

 

Personally I think Mike Hoskings, Paul Henry are both self indulged with heavily over inflated beliefs in their importance and knowledge and are helping greatly the demise of broadcast free to air TV in NZ with their soap opera pseudo current affairs shows.

 

 

+1   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   smile





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  #1578203 22-Jun-2016 11:12
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MikeB4:

 

Is it not freedom of speech to have the ability to call for his replacement?

 

 

An interesting thought, so we want freedom of speech to curb freedom of speech! Now aren't we all glad that we live in a country that allows such freedom of expression!

 

Now this is why one of Mike's colleagues also considers that Mike should be sacked, her reasons should be given serious thought:

 

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/kpmg-early-edition/opinion/rachel-smalley-sack-mike-hosking/

 

Cheers

 

Fred


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My 2c? The guy is an utter tool, and it's as plain as day that he's on the take. Seven sharp is little more than an infomercial for whichever lobby group or politician has most recently paid Hosking.

 

 

 

Having said that, I don't bother watching the show, and that's everyone's best approach if they don't like it. It'd be a little different if he was actively inciting hatred or intolerance but the only intolerance around him is a lack of tolerance of Mike Hosking himself. 

 

 

 

The only thing I REALLY object to, is that our taxes are paying for that show, and that in itself is reason enough to demand an unbiased opinion from it's presenters. If they cannot do that, and clearly Hosking can't, then they need to go. 


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  #1578207 22-Jun-2016 11:19
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What no link to the petition?

15,000 and climbing lol:

https://www.change.org/p/tvnz-get-rid-of-hosking-1347aa6d-8044-4a33-ba59-7fe0a5dba42b

Any predictions on how many by 7pm? ; ).

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  #1578209 22-Jun-2016 11:20
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Bring back Judy Bailey!

 

Nope that wont work either. Same people will probably petition that she is being paid too much.


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  #1578210 22-Jun-2016 11:24
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It seems to me that the petitioners see Hosking's comments as distasteful, but they are trying to position his comments as unethical.

 

I think there is difference.  Comments that are politically distasteful to some (even most) people are not necessarily in breach of broadcasting standards.

 

I haven't read anything which says to me poor broadcasting ethics.

 

Hosking's employers are probably loving the free PR.





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  #1578212 22-Jun-2016 11:29
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frednz:

 

 

 

Now this is why one of Mike's colleagues also considers that Mike should be sacked, her reasons should be given serious thought:

 

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/kpmg-early-edition/opinion/rachel-smalley-sack-mike-hosking/

 

Cheers

 

Fred

 

 

 

 

Brilliant! Well done Rachel.


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