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SepticSceptic
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  #1578279 22-Jun-2016 12:39
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Sigh, click bait ...





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


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  #1578280 22-Jun-2016 12:39
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old3eyes:

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..



No, they are simply poor presenters of bad programming. Their soap opera replaced reasonably good shows.

I include the current TV3 7pm soapie

 
 
 
 


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  #1578284 22-Jun-2016 12:42
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dickytim:

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....



Say what now?

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  #1578285 22-Jun-2016 12:43
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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...

 

 

 

 

Well there actually are both, just (at present) not registered.  There's (at least) the National Front on the hard right, and the Communist League (formerly Socialist Action) on the hard left.

 

I'm not sure if the NF had any (electorate) candidates in the 2014 general election, but the CL did.  Unregistered parties don't contest list seats.  CL usually also contests the Akl mayoralty.  I know the candidate well.


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  #1578286 22-Jun-2016 12:45
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MikeB4:
dickytim:

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....



Say what now?


Haven't you heard the latest bulletin? Anything that some people don't like is either "PC" or left leaning, whatever all these randomly thrown-about terms mean.

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  #1578300 22-Jun-2016 12:55
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Actually I was generalising that a lot of left wing petition signers don't have jobs, in a similar vein that a lot of right wing non-petition signers are rich and buddy-buddy with the USA for the detriment of the whole world.

 

Both posts were tongue in check.


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  #1578301 22-Jun-2016 12:57
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Oh dear, Mike has angered the offended by everything crowd, who lets face it, have nothing better to do than attack anyone who isn't as negative as they are, much like regardless of what the protest is, you'll see the same people in the front line everytime

 

 

 

reminds me of a pic in my facebook feed

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1578304 22-Jun-2016 13:01
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Seema silly. He hasn't committed any crimes. If you don't like him or the show, then don't watch. If the entire country doesn't watch the show will be gone

Edit: Personally I don't like him or his views, but he should stay.

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  #1578305 22-Jun-2016 13:02
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Wow, three pages of comments and no one has linked to XKCD yet?

 

 


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  #1578308 22-Jun-2016 13:05
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sen8or:

 

reminds me of a pic in my facebook feed

 

 

Reminds me of why I ignore 99% of my facebook feed.

 

There's a parallel between "news & current affairs" being presented by vacuous morons like Hosking, and a complex world being reduced to trite memes and facebook likes.


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  #1578315 22-Jun-2016 13:15
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markl:

 

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. 

 

 

Your taxes do not, repeat, DO NOT pay for that show.

 

 

 

As for the petition, there's a strange group of people whom if they don't like what someone has to say, they think the solution is to force that person into silence and cost them their job. I think that's just nuts. These are the same people who insist on tolerance but struggle to show it themselves.

 

 


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  #1578317 22-Jun-2016 13:21
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Finch: Seema silly. He hasn't committed any crimes. If you don't like him or the show, then don't watch. If the entire country doesn't watch the show will be gone

Edit: Personally I don't like him or his views, but he should stay.

 

 

 

I agree, except for the point that he's being paid to do that job by the taxpayer. Perhaps arguably people should be going after his employers, then, for both employing such a hateful person in the first place, and for wasting public money on that dross generally. 


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  #1578319 22-Jun-2016 13:29
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Journeyman:

markl:


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. 



Your taxes do not, repeat, DO NOT pay for that show.


 


As for the petition, there's a strange group of people whom if they don't like what someone has to say, they think the solution is to force that person into silence and cost them their job. I think that's just nuts. These are the same people who insist on tolerance but struggle to show it themselves.


 



Correct me if I am wrong but NZ on Air funding is applied by TVNZ and Media Works for News and Current Affairs programming.

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  #1578320 22-Jun-2016 13:30
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Well actually the people who put the petition together are bullying him.

Queue the song from South Park "let's make bullying kill it self"

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  #1578323 22-Jun-2016 13:34
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markl:

 

Finch: Seema silly. He hasn't committed any crimes. If you don't like him or the show, then don't watch. If the entire country doesn't watch the show will be gone

Edit: Personally I don't like him or his views, but he should stay.

 

 

 

I agree, except for the point that he's being paid to do that job by the taxpayer. Perhaps arguably people should be going after his employers, then, for both employing such a hateful person in the first place, and for wasting public money on that dross generally. 

 

 

 

 

Well, if they are getting the 300-odd thousand viewers quoted earlier, maybe it's making the public money?

 

TVNZ made $12.7 M in the 6 months to December (although this will be in a continual fall as the market fragments)


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