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coffeebaron
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  #1578218 22-Jun-2016 11:42
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MikeB4:

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.


Let's have a Henry Hosking show!
Oops, I mean Hosking Henry show.
OK, I think it would need to be called H & H




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  #1578221 22-Jun-2016 11:47
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coffeebaron:
MikeB4:

 

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.

 


Let's have a Henry Hosking show!
Oops, I mean Hosking Henry show.
OK, I think it would need to be called H & H

 

 

 

Bring back Buck


 
 
 
 


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  #1578223 22-Jun-2016 11:50
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Hahahahahaha.

 

It amuses me now (used to annoy me) how when the minority (usually the left wing minority) don't like something they see fit to bombard everyone else with how much they don't like it, and try and convince themselves that 'everyone' musn't like it.

 

What are the ratings for Seven Sharp? I can't find recent ones, but in December last year, they were getting about 365,000 viewers. 15,000 who have signed (and aren't watching anyway I'd hope, since they don't like him) aren't going to worry TVNZ.

 

Who would they replace him with anyway? John Campbell would be the petitioners choice I'd wager. I'd start a petition then...

 

 


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  #1578225 22-Jun-2016 11:51
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gzt: 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? ; ).

 

Do you think there may be a few "duplications" in such an online petition list, after all you only need to enter your name, your email address and your city in the petition on the above web site?

 

I wonder what verification steps are taken before a petition like this is presented to Parliament?

 

Fred


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  #1578231 22-Jun-2016 12:02
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trig42:

 

It amuses me now (used to annoy me) how when the minority (usually the left wing minority) don't like something they see fit to bombard everyone else with how much they don't like it, and try and convince themselves that 'everyone' musn't like it.

 

 

 

 

It amuses ME how many people in this country think there IS a left wing or a right wing. We don't have an extreme political system (thank god?) If we did there'd be Facists on one side and Communists on the other. None of our political parties are anywhere CLOSE to the edges. In fact, they have FAR, FAR more in common with each other than with any extremes on their respective "side" of the political spectrum. So it's a bid daft to blame "left wingers" for this, or "right wingers" for that. 

 

 


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  #1578258 22-Jun-2016 12:09
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I can’t stand Hosking either but my distaste is based more on intuition than experience since I always go out of my way to avoid him so I cannot make an informed comment on his remarks or presentation. As far as the petition goes, I see no problem with that. The company has the right to employ whom they please and to broadcast what they wish and viewers have the right to not watch it. They also have the right to provide feedback and this petition is precisely that. The company can decide what they want to do with it. I see no problems of any kind with any of this. I also don’t see the argument that it is an attempt at muzzling of free speech. The broadcaster already does that by making decisions in the boardroom about what programming is going to be offered. Television broadcasting in this country is hardly an exercise in free speech to begin with.

 

Nor do I see how this can possibly be another boring left-wing/right-wing debate. Politics has nothing to do with it. This is just another opinionated loud mouth with a platform sounding off.

 

Actually, my objection is to this entire stupid boy/girl let’s tell each other what we think format. Whoever came up with this idiotic idea ought to be shot. It’s bad enough to have it on one channel. Now we have it on both because TV3 thinks it can somehow resurrect itself by doing exactly what TV One does. I don’t care what any self-important talking head thinks and I certainly don’t care what they say to each other. I care about information and informed opinion of recognised experts and there is precious little of that on TV these days. I used to enjoy Mark Sainsbury and John Campbell and even Paul Holmes in his day. I definitely don’t enjoy the drivel that passes for infotainment these days, regardless of any political viewpoint expressed or supported. TV in this country has been killed by commercialism and short-sighted government policy and there is no longer any hope for it.

 

   





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  #1578259 22-Jun-2016 12:12
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surfisup1000:

 

 

 

I personally can't stand Mike Hosking. 

 

But, a petition is childish. 

 

Some people have too much spare time . 

 

 

 

 

That is why these petitions are left leaning....


 
 
 
 


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  #1578263 22-Jun-2016 12:14
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Personally can't stand him, but if you don't like him just watch something else.





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  #1578265 22-Jun-2016 12:17
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gzt: 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? ; ).

 

Do you think there may be a few "duplications" in such an online petition list, after all you only need to enter your name, your email address and your city in the petition on the above web site?

 

I wonder what verification steps are taken before a petition like this is presented to Parliament?

 

Fred

 

 

Exactly, and no there isn't generally, potentially people who don't even know what TV3 is can sign up.


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  #1578267 22-Jun-2016 12:21
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coffeebaron:
MikeB4:

 

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.

 


Let's have a Henry Hosking show!
Oops, I mean Hosking Henry show.
OK, I think it would need to be called H & H

 

 

 

That'll just get confused with Holland & Holland.






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  #1578268 22-Jun-2016 12:23
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DaveB:

 

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.

 

 

I kind of like the guy now!


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  #1578270 22-Jun-2016 12:24
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markl:

 

trig42:

 

It amuses me now (used to annoy me) how when the minority (usually the left wing minority) don't like something they see fit to bombard everyone else with how much they don't like it, and try and convince themselves that 'everyone' musn't like it.

 

 

 It amuses ME how many people in this country think there IS a left wing or a right wing. We don't have an extreme political system (thank god?) If we did there'd be Facists on one side and Communists on the other. None of our political parties are anywhere CLOSE to the edges. In fact, they have FAR, FAR more in common with each other than with any extremes on their respective "side" of the political spectrum. So it's a bid daft to blame "left wingers" for this, or "right wingers" for that. 

 

 

 

I think there is a perception that certain broadcasters favour the "rich" (represented by right-wing parties such as National and Act) and others favour  those who are struggling to get enough money to pay all the bills (represented by left-wing parties such as Labour and the Greens).

 

But it's a difficult job for a presenter to come across as entirely unbiased and independent of politics and overall I think they do a reasonable job in exploring issues that are both in favour of, and against, the ruling political party.

 

Fred


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  #1578273 22-Jun-2016 12:28
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MikeB4:

 

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.

 

 

That's because they don't conform to the same PC outlook of the world that you hold..





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  #1578274 22-Jun-2016 12:28
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frednz:

 

 

 

I think there is a perception that certain broadcasters favour the "rich" (represented by right-wing parties such as National and Act) and others favour  those who are struggling to get enough money to pay all the bills (represented by parties such as Labour and the Greens).

 

But it's a difficult job for a presenter to come across as entirely unbiased and independent of politics and overall I think they do a reasonable job in exploring issues that are both in favour of, and against, the ruling political party.

 

Fred

 

 

 

 

You've missed my point entirely. There ARE no right wing parties in New Zealand, just as there are no left wing ones. They're all centrist, and just a whiff either side is as far as you can go...


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  #1578277 22-Jun-2016 12:35
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markl:

 

frednz:

 

 

 

I think there is a perception that certain broadcasters favour the "rich" (represented by right-wing parties such as National and Act) and others favour  those who are struggling to get enough money to pay all the bills (represented by parties such as Labour and the Greens).

 

But it's a difficult job for a presenter to come across as entirely unbiased and independent of politics and overall I think they do a reasonable job in exploring issues that are both in favour of, and against, the ruling political party.

 

Fred

 

 

You've missed my point entirely. There ARE no right wing parties in New Zealand, just as there are no left wing ones. They're all centrist, and just a whiff either side is as far as you can go...

 

 

OK fair enough, so let's ignore the terms "left wing" and "right wing" and ask instead whether you think some broadcasters favour people who are "quite wealthy" and others favour those who are "quite poor"?

 

Fred

 

 


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