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  #1578648 22-Jun-2016 20:50
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alasta: Fortunately Weldon never got around to dumping The Nation, which has funding from the NZ On Air Platinum Fund. It's probably the only decent current affairs show left.

That's true, and there are a couple of simar Sunday morning shows on One. It's kind of amazing after so many years of 630/730 current affairs grilling politicians every weeknight. Those Sunday morning shows and that's all.

Maori TV may be in the best position to build a serious show in primetime. These days I guess the politicians feel very little obligation to show up.

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  #1578675 22-Jun-2016 21:33
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gzt: 16905 so far. Here it is:

Petition:

GET RID OF HOSKING.

[ It is our opinion ] TVNZ broadcaster Mike Hosking is a ....blah, blah,blah

 

 

Maybe we should petition that Mr Wayman ...

 

a. Fixes his website and

 

B. Returns to Hong Kong and Shanghai and forced to petition against more important Chinese issues.


 
 
 
 


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  #1578680 22-Jun-2016 21:51
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Do you have links for that, it s personal website of some kind?

By the way be careful about adding text inside a quote block. Cutting is fine and necessary, but, adding can be really misleading sometimes esp when quoted again a few pages later cheers.

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  #1578690 22-Jun-2016 22:17
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gzt:

 


This petition will be delivered to:

Minster of Broadcasting NZ Hon Amy Adams MP
TVNZ Kevin Kenrick CEO and Jeff Latch Director of Content
Broadcasting Standards Authority
ASB BANK Executive General Manager Marketing & Communications at ASB Roger Beaumont

 

Given this, I wouldn't hire the person who started the petition as my lawyer, as he doesn't seem to understand the law.

 

Amy Adams can't, by law, direct TVNZ on the employment of an individual staff member. Those decisions are legally the responsibility of the Board, and she has no legal power to issue such a directive. It's kind of odd for a lawyer to be petitioning a Minister to break the law.

 

I'm also puzzled why he thinks the ASB has the power to sack Hosking. To the contrary, as sponsor, I suspect they would be delighted with the ratings he gets.


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  #1578702 22-Jun-2016 22:44
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gzt:
alasta: Fortunately Weldon never got around to dumping The Nation, which has funding from the NZ On Air Platinum Fund. It's probably the only decent current affairs show left.

That's true, and there are a couple of simar Sunday morning shows on One. It's kind of amazing after so many years of 630/730 current affairs grilling politicians every weeknight. Those Sunday morning shows and that's all.

Maori TV may be in the best position to build a serious show in primetime. These days I guess the politicians feel very little obligation to show up.

 

 

 

Will be interesting next year at election time, as politicians love to be seen on TV. This will be one of the first times in recent history there hasn' tbeen a mainstream show that does this. They have those stupid debates with the worm, often hosted by the likes of a Hoskings, Henry, or Campbell, but they are really just soundbites and not real debates.

 

The fact that politicians hardly ever actually answer a question though, shows how much a waste of time interviewing politicians is.


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  #1578722 22-Jun-2016 23:10
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frednz:

 

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

 

 

I suspect the underlying issue is why Mike Hosking has a platform to promote his views on our state broadcaster?

 

Where's the balance?

 

There isn't any balance.

 

That's the issue. Mike Hosking is just the National Party cheerleader du jour. It wouldn't matter who it was. The issue is a cuurent affairs programme so one-sided it's ridiculous.

 

Anyway....I fired Mike Hoskings years ago at my house. Along with TVNZ. They shill for this government.....or they get their funds cut and a bigger dividend demanded from them. They were already forced to move out of their headquarters and part of it sold off so Sky City could have more casino space. You'd have to be a pretty dim TVNZ manager to not get THAT message as to where this government's priorities around public broadcasting lie.

 

But what am I saying.....the government made that clear when they abolished the public broadcasting charter 5 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #1578757 23-Jun-2016 01:00
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Linuxluver:

 

frednz:

 

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

 

 

I suspect the underlying issue is why Mike Hosking has a platform to promote his views on our state broadcaster?

 

Where's the balance?

 

There isn't any balance.

 

That's the issue. Mike Hosking is just the National Party cheerleader du jour. It wouldn't matter who it was. The issue is a cuurent affairs programme so one-sided it's ridiculous.

 

Anyway....I fired Mike Hoskings years ago at my house. Along with TVNZ. They shill for this government.....or they get their funds cut and a bigger dividend demanded from them. They were already forced to move out of their headquarters and part of it sold off so Sky City could have more casino space. You'd have to be a pretty dim TVNZ manager to not get THAT message as to where this government's priorities around public broadcasting lie.

 

But what am I saying.....the government made that clear when they abolished the public broadcasting charter 5 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reasonable response in the case of a lack of balance would be a petition to start another 'balancing' current affairs show. But wouldn't you know it, the outrage brigade prefer to stifle expression.


 
 
 
 


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  #1578768 23-Jun-2016 06:04
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Geektastic:

 

Under employment law is " a petition from the plebs " a reason for dismissing an employee?!

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't think so, but wouldn't he be on a fixed term contract rather than be an employee?

 

I am more interested in if this is cyber-bullying


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  #1578772 23-Jun-2016 07:12
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dickytim:

 

Geektastic:

 

Under employment law is " a petition from the plebs " a reason for dismissing an employee?!

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't think so, but wouldn't he be on a fixed term contract rather than be an employee?

 

I am more interested in if this is cyber-bullying

 

 

I too was wondering this last night - how is an online petition to get somebody fired not cyberbullying?

 

 


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  #1578775 23-Jun-2016 07:16
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sbiddle:

dickytim:


Geektastic:


Under employment law is " a petition from the plebs " a reason for dismissing an employee?!



 


I wouldn't think so, but wouldn't he be on a fixed term contract rather than be an employee?


I am more interested in if this is cyber-bullying



I too was wondering this last night - how is an online petition to get somebody fired not cyberbullying?


 



Or a vote by shareholders requesting that the CEO review the situation.

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  #1578776 23-Jun-2016 07:20
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sbiddle:

dickytim:


Geektastic:


Under employment law is " a petition from the plebs " a reason for dismissing an employee?!



 


I wouldn't think so, but wouldn't he be on a fixed term contract rather than be an employee?


I am more interested in if this is cyber-bullying



I too was wondering this last night - how is an online petition to get somebody fired not cyberbullying?


 



How is it not? Turn the leaf over and the situation is that someone on here doesn't like a post, they start a petition to get you fired, is that not bullying?

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  #1578780 23-Jun-2016 07:30
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Bah humbug. Its just a TV show, watch it or don't watch it. I could start a petition for anything, and only the supporters will sign it, so its meaningless. That show has high rankings, so a petition to remove one of the two key parts of the show is meaningless. Its a "show" its not a couple reading the news. For every show that exists there are some who love it, like it, dont like it or hate it.

 

As to his attitude, well every TV personality has a "thing", watch it or don't watch it.


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  #1578803 23-Jun-2016 08:26
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Hosking is frequently a shock jock on 7S. People do react to that kind of presentation. A petition or protest of some kind was probably going to happen sooner or later.

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  #1578805 23-Jun-2016 08:37
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gzt: Hosking is frequently a shock jock on 7S. People do react to that kind of presentation. A petition or protest of some kind was probably going to happen sooner or later.

 

I watch it from time to time if im there when its on, I dont see him as a shock jock. 7S is not a news reading show, its not even a news show, its an entertainment show based on current affairs. I think people need to get over it, switch channels to what they want to see, rather than play PC brigade.

 

We talk about freedom of speech, freedom of choice, now we want to selectively ban whoever doesnt suit our desires, morals, beliefs? The easist way to ban Hosking is to ban that channel for that half hour. Clearly that isn't happening as 7S has high ratings. Which brings it all back to a personal PC brigade by that lawyer.

 

The outcome? Increased ratings I suspect as others check out 7S


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  #1578809 23-Jun-2016 08:45
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sbiddle:

dickytim:


Geektastic:


Under employment law is " a petition from the plebs " a reason for dismissing an employee?!



 


I wouldn't think so, but wouldn't he be on a fixed term contract rather than be an employee?


I am more interested in if this is cyber-bullying



I too was wondering this last night - how is an online petition to get somebody fired not cyberbullying?


 


It probably is. Imho there will be some terrible effects of that legislation sooner or later. Is Mike Hosking streaming via tvnz also guilty of cyberbullying in the BSA waitress scenario? Probably is under that cyberbullying legislation.

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