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« Reply #225 on: October 12, 2010, 10:59:04 am »

Now everyone is wanting their slice of the lime light and to be felt sorry for!

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« Reply #226 on: October 12, 2010, 03:10:52 pm »


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« Reply #227 on: October 13, 2010, 08:15:34 am »

Jeanette Fitzsimons must be feeling like chopped liver since during 'the' interview where the offence of being silly occurred and the topic of GG and who would be next  was broached, PH said to the PM " please! please! do not choose Jeanette Fitzsimons" and the PM said ok and that it wouldn't be her.   
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« Reply #228 on: October 13, 2010, 08:22:02 pm »

Did anyone see Stuart Farquhar (Silver medal winner in the Javelin throw) on TV tonight? When asked by the reporter what he thought was the prooblem when the officials initially measured his throw 3 metres too short, he shrugged his shoulders and stated 'India.'
I'm wondering how long it will take the PC brigade to get up and arms over this.
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« Reply #229 on: October 13, 2010, 10:45:56 pm »

Did anyone see Stuart Farquhar (Silver medal winner in the Javelin throw) on TV tonight? When asked by the reporter what he thought was the prooblem when the officials initially measured his throw 3 metres too short, he shrugged his shoulders and stated 'India.'
I'm wondering how long it will take the PC brigade to get up and arms over this.


That's merely the payback for idiots like Paul Henry and Michael Laws.

Or.....the what goes around comes back around again!  Cool
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« Reply #230 on: October 13, 2010, 10:46:10 pm »


Henry isn't the only one who needs to go

Brian Rudman on National Issues

The New Zealand Herald | 5:30AM - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rick Ellis seems keen to draw a line under the Paul Henry fiasco now the Breakfast host has handed in his resignation. — Photo: Brett Phibbs.
Rick Ellis seems keen to draw a line under
the Paul Henry fiasco now the Breakfast
host has handed in his resignation.
 — Photo: Brett Phibbs.


PAUL HENRY is not the only thing that's gone feral at Television New Zealand.

So's my TVNZ-TiVo recording device. Always a sucker for a new electronic toy, especially when it's heavily discounted, I took delivery of the machine a month ago.

Since then, the thrill of the purchase worn off, it's been sitting next to the television, blinking its green and red lights trying to get my attention.

On Sunday night, I finally got around to recording something and discovered it had a subversive anti-TVNZ mind of its own.

While checking afterwards for signs that I'd mastered the technology and saved my chosen programme, I discovered Mr TiVo had got sick of waiting for me to tell it what to do, and started recording screeds of programmes of its own choice, predominantly news and current affairs from the two Chinese language channels, TV8 and NZ33.

Its favourite was a daily show called I Love New Zealand, closely followed by Dialogue, Cultural Express, Mainland Q and A — the majority Chinese language versions of what, I presume, are the sort of public service current affairs shows that TiVo's local vendor, TVNZ, long ago expelled to its fringes.

The one TVNZ programme TiVo did select was Marae, where I unearthed a civilised discussion between rival MPs Pita Sharples and Shane Jones over the Paul Henry fiasco.

It was one of those rare sightings of a public service show on TVNZ — an intelligent discussion between adults on a matter of current affairs.

So rare, indeed, I hesitate to draw attention to it now for fear chief executive Rick Ellis or one of his underlings will rush in a shock jock to dumb it down.

Reading the manual, I discovered TiVo has a little man lurking in the device trying to second-guess what programmes I might like to watch and records them automatically.

I'm quite impressed that he worked out I was partial to current affairs and news.

But how telling it is that this TVNZ product obviously thinks there's precious little that fits that prescription on its master's playlist, and has to resort to recording Chinese language current affairs for me instead.

As I wrote last week, Henry's departure was inevitable. What is shameful is that his leave-taking seems to have had little to do with his racist slurs, but was all about the threats of major advertisers to withdraw their support from the state broadcaster.

Mr Ellis has already admitted that a supermarket chain was considering its position.

In his mind, no doubt, will have been Mitsubishi Motors' withdrawal of its $1 million sponsorship of the Holmes show in 2003 after the TV One host's outburst against Kofi "cheeky darkie" Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General.

It's evidence that advertisers have an antenna for what is acceptable, even if the television bosses do not.

How ironic, indeed, that Henry, who was brought in as a shock jock to attract better breakfast audiences and thus advertising to TVNZ, has now been brought down by those advertisers.

The recent grovelling by former Whanganui Mayor and radio-raver Michael Laws was no doubt been triggered by the same advertiser pressure.

Without a mayoral income to rely on since Saturday, Laws has now jumped off the mock-the-GG bandwagon he so excitedly leaped aboard a few days before, and is now apologising for any offence he's caused. Yea.

The only thing he's sorry for is that he could be out of two jobs in a week.


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What worries me is that Mr Ellis seems to be hoping that with Henry's so-called "resignation" — softened with a large golden handshake — the public broadcaster can resume transmission as though nothing has happened.

Hopefully, growing public and political pressure will force a more satisfactory outcome than that.

What is needed is an inquest into how everyone from the board down has allowed such a climate of arrogance to develop among the on-screen prima donnas of public television.

Media law specialist Steven Price, in a recent blog, agrees that Henry's suggestion that Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand was not suitable for the job because of his Indian descent was racist.

He's of two minds, though, on whether it breaches the Broadcasting Standards Association's free-to-air television code.

But even if Henry can squirm his way out of that charge, he's surely breached the TVNZ charter's requirement that, for example, programmes "provide shared experiences that contribute to a sense of citizenship and national identity", and "promote understanding of the diversity of cultures making up the New Zealand population".

The charter is about to get the chop, to be replaced by the weak provisions of the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill, now working its way through Parliament.

That TVNZ, from the boardroom down, has ignored the requirements of the charter is hardly a reason to ditch the document — just the opposite.

It should be the trigger to replace the board and the executive team who have disregarded it.


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« Reply #231 on: October 13, 2010, 10:46:50 pm »


Ratings stay up without Henry

By BECK VASS and AUDREY YOUNG - The New Zealand Herald | 5:30AM - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Retro Breakfasts

RATINGS for TVNZ's Breakfast show have remained high after the departure of host Paul Henry.

But India's High Commissioner to New Zealand, Retired Admiral Sureesh Mehta, believes the country's reputation has been damaged in the eyes of ordinary Indians by the Henry affair.

He said the Government had handled it "quite well" and he hoped it would not have lasting damage.

"These are the hiccups that come around in relationships but I'm sure they don't have lasting effects, especially when things are mended," he said.

He believed that a visit to India by Prime Minister John Key would be a good thing but the affair was too small a matter to be brought up between Mr Key and Dr Manmohan Singh.

Henry has apologised and resigned since casting racial slurs on the Breakfast show against Governor-General Anand Satyanand, a New Zealand-born and raised ethnic Indian, and New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Ratings for the show have been high in Henry's absence, but experts say it will be months before the effect of his departure is known.

Henry's resignation has divided New Zealanders.

Some are refusing to watch the show without him. Others are delighted that he is gone.

TVNZ admits it may have attracted some viewers who refused to watch the show while he was hosting it.

Viewer numbers over the period in which Henry was first suspended may also be skewed because of Commonwealth Games coverage, which could be attracting more viewers than usual.

Paul Norris, a tutor at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology's Broadcasting School, said it was too soon to know the effect of Henry's resignation.

"I think you need to look at least over a month — preferably three months. Ratings are important because of the trend that they might reveal, so you need to see what the trend is and obviously that has to be taken over time."

"You'll get the best indication if you look at the period three months before and three months afterwards."

Meanwhile, TVNZ's board chairman Sir John Anderson has said through a spokeswoman that he was satisfied the Henry incident was handled appropriately by chief executive Rick Ellis.

Auckland Indian Association president Harshad Patel said he had received dozens of messages from members of the Indian community who were happy that Henry had resigned.

"It was insulting for Indians ... we are living in a multicultural society. You cannot target one community."

But Mr Patel believed that in time, Henry could be forgiven.

India registered a formal complaint with New Zealand's High Commissioner in New Delhi, Rupert Holborow, and apologies were directed to the external affairs ministry and to Mrs Dikshit.

Mr Mehta said he hoped New Zealand would not be seen in the same light as Australia where attacks on Indian students had led to an exodus of students. New Zealand had benefited from that shift of students but he was not sure that would happen again.

Mr Mehta was at a trade conference in Wellington this week where Trade Negotiations Minister Tim Groser said the brouhaha of the past week would be a "forgotten footnote in the margins of history".

What mattered was the enormous strength of India and he repeated his call for Apec to admit India to its membership when the moratorium on new members is lifted this year.

New Zealand and India have started talks on a free trade deal.


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« Reply #232 on: October 17, 2010, 08:20:02 am »

Why am I not surprised that the children and elderly mother of PH were dragged into this.  Wouldn't it be an interesting exercise to look into the lives of the sticky beaks.






http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/4241678/Paul-Henrys-daughters-targeted-by-hate-mail

Paul Henry's daughters targeted by hate mail
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Last updated 05:00 17/10/2010


Disgraced TV star Paul Henry's family received threats in the furore following his questioning of whether Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand was a real New Zealander.

A source said the former TVNZ breakfast host was horrified when his daughters – Lucy, Sophie and Bella – and elderly mum, Olive, were targeted by his haters.

"He has always attracted his fair share of, shall we say, 'nutty' emails and letters but Paul was very concerned by the tone of some of what he was receiving, especially because it specifically identified his daughters and mother," the source told Sunday News.

Henry quit TVNZ last Sunday after being suspended without pay by his employer earlier that week following a flood of criticism and complaints.

He had asked Prime Minister John Key if he was going to pick someone "who looks and sounds more like a New Zealander" as the next Governor-General.

It followed Henry's mocking and mispronouncing Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's name several times, despite being told it should be pronounced "Dixit".

TVNZ received more than 600 complaints and the comments sparked outrage all the way to India.

New Zealand's High Commissioner Rupert Holborrow was called in by the Indian foreign ministry and handed a demarche, a formal protest.

He was told India "strongly and unequivocally denounces the racist remarks of the journalist in question".

"These remarks are totally unacceptable to India". Dikshit had been hailed as the saviour of the Delhi Games, having stepped in when teams threatened to pull out of the games when the poor state of the athletes accommodation was exposed.

When he announced hisresignation Henry, well known for his controversial remarks – once labelling singer Susan Boyle a "retard" and saying a female guest on his show had a moustache – acknowledged he'd "crossed the line" by questioning whether Satyanand was a genuine Kiwi. "I am astonished and dismayed that my comments created a diplomatic incident. My style is conversational and, of course, unscripted," he said in a statement.

"I walk the finest of lines and accept that I have inadvertently crossed it from time to time.

"I am grateful to the thousands of people who have offered to support me. I hope they understand and accept an extraordinary convergence of circumstances has made this action necessary.



Does this man look like a New Zealander?
Does this man look like a Fijian Indian?
Is this man fat?

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« Reply #233 on: October 17, 2010, 02:00:22 pm »


Over the past week, I have been trying to locate the news stories from when Paul Henry stood for National in the Wairarapa electorate.

They used to be on the Wairarapa Times-Age onliine archives website (which is spearate from their main website), but the archives site appears to be down at the moment (I hope it isn't permanent as there are a shitload of interesting historic news stories on that site).

One thing I did pick up on though was a news story in the Wairarapa Times-Age last week about Paul Henry and it was interesting to note that the former Chairman of the Wairarapa Branch of the National Party, Rick Long, was trying to gloss over things. I can still clearly remember Rick Long going very quiet, then trying to put spin on things when Paul Henry slagged off at Maori and anyone who didn't fit his narrow idea of sexuality, which cost him (and National) the election in Wairarapa. I can also clearly remember Paul Henry lashing out in the ultimate example of sore-loser calling Wairarapa voters “PIG-IGNORANT” for not voting for him. What an arrogant arsehole....his attitude was, “if you didn't vote for me then you are pig-ignorant”, which I guess showed the arsehole in his TRUE COLOURS!

The news story published last week is available online if you wish to read it....

http://www.times-age.co.nz/local/news/media-blamed-for-henry-saga/3926125

I'm hoping the Wairarapa Times-Age online archives website will go back online, then I'll drag out those historic news stories showing what a total pillock Paul Henry really is and post them to this group. Whether the usual “80% lowest common demoninator” crowd then choose to take the blinkers off or whether they instead pull the blinkers tighter over their eyes will be another matter.
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« Reply #234 on: October 17, 2010, 02:14:43 pm »

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« Reply #235 on: October 17, 2010, 04:12:47 pm »


Over the past week, I have been trying to locate the news stories from when Paul Henry stood for National in the Wairarapa electorate.

Why?

Do you really think that 90% of the people on this board really actually give a toss about PH standing for the Nats? or is it more the fact you have stuff all else in your life to keep you amused.
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« Reply #236 on: October 17, 2010, 04:20:40 pm »


Well all you people seem to think the sun shines out of Paul Henry's arse.

Yet you are prepared to totally close your minds to past history that shows Paul Henry in his TRUE arsehole colours.

What would you think of say a Labour, or Greens, or NZ First candidate who failed to win the seat in your electorate, then called all the locals “pig ignorant” for not voting for him or her? But because Paul Henry was standing for the Nats and did just that after he lost (as well as his earlier totally nasty stuff chucked at other canidates), you'd prefer to pretend it didn't happen. It's those Nats blinkers that go on whenever anything comes up that shows a Nat in his or her TRUE unsavoury colours.
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« Reply #237 on: October 17, 2010, 04:45:35 pm »

Well all you people seem to think the sun shines out of Paul Henry's arse.

No, It's more with the fact that people agree with some of what he says and or tho don't condone his actions see the double standards in this country etc!

Yet you are prepared to totally close your minds to past history that shows Paul Henry in his TRUE arsehole colours.

I've no doubt he's an arsehole.... but on many occasions that arsehole has called a spade a spade and many NZers sympathise with that; I seriously doubt that his past preformance as a Nat canidate would really worry to many people, it's in the past for a start!

What would you think of say a Labour, or Greens, or NZ First candidate who failed to win the seat in your electorate, then called all the locals “pig ignorant” for not voting for him or her?

I'd think the same as I would if they won the seat!

But because Paul Henry was standing for the Nats and did just that after he lost (as well as his earlier totally nasty stuff chucked at other canidates), you'd prefer to pretend it didn't happen.

I don't care if it happened or not! It's not going to change my choice to agree or disagree with stuff he says and I doubt dredging up his past behaviour will change anyone elses views one iota either, it just seems more of you desperate to be nocticed, many don't set their like for a persons comments on what their political beliefs are! Some of us aren't entily ruled by politics in every fascet of our lives!
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« Reply #238 on: October 17, 2010, 05:08:04 pm »


Well all you people seem to think the sun shines out of Paul Henry's arse.

Yet you are prepared to totally close your minds to past history that shows Paul Henry in his TRUE arsehole colours.

What would you think of say a Labour, or Greens, or NZ First candidate who failed to win the seat in your electorate, then called all the locals “pig ignorant” for not voting for him or her? But because Paul Henry was standing for the Nats and did just that after he lost (as well as his earlier totally nasty stuff chucked at other canidates), you'd prefer to pretend it didn't happen. It's those Nats blinkers that go on whenever anything comes up that shows a Nat in his or her TRUE unsavoury colours.

Really - who on earth cares?

I like the guy even though he once wanted to become a politician - something far more to his detriment in my opinion, than wondering if an overweight Indian gentleman was a NZ citizen.
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Well all you people seem to think the sun shines out of Paul Henry's arse.

Yet you are prepared to totally close your minds to past history that shows Paul Henry in his TRUE arsehole colours.

What would you think of say a Labour, or Greens, or NZ First candidate who failed to win the seat in your electorate, then called all the locals “pig ignorant” for not voting for him or her? But because Paul Henry was standing for the Nats and did just that after he lost (as well as his earlier totally nasty stuff chucked at other canidates), you'd prefer to pretend it didn't happen. It's those Nats blinkers that go on whenever anything comes up that shows a Nat in his or her TRUE unsavoury colours.

You are such a slave to what politicians do. Newflash! They only do what they are told to do and not by voters either.

Paul Henry was entertaining. It is enjoyable watching someone make a complete cock of themselves on TV. It was a great way to start the day off with having a laugh. But unfortunately all those PC do gooders that spend all day dribbling all over themselves because they are so fucken retarded, complained so much because they have no idea how to change a TV channel, means we don't get to laugh at the cock in the morning.
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Well all you people seem to think the sun shines out of Paul Henry's arse.

Yet you are prepared to totally close your minds to past history that shows Paul Henry in his TRUE arsehole colours.

What would you think of say a Labour, or Greens, or NZ First candidate who failed to win the seat in your electorate, then called all the locals “pig ignorant” for not voting for him or her? But because Paul Henry was standing for the Nats and did just that after he lost (as well as his earlier totally nasty stuff chucked at other canidates), you'd prefer to pretend it didn't happen. It's those Nats blinkers that go on whenever anything comes up that shows a Nat in his or her TRUE unsavoury colours.

You are such a slave to what politicians do. Newflash! They only do what they are told to do and not by voters either.

Paul Henry was entertaining. It is enjoyable watching someone make a complete cock of themselves on TV. It was a great way to start the day off with having a laugh. But unfortunately all those PC do gooders that spend all day dribbling all over themselves because they are so fucken retarded, complained so much because they have no idea how to change a TV channel, means we don't get to laugh at the cock in the morning.

Sport if you want to laugh at a cock in the morning, just open your pyjama pants.
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« Reply #243 on: November 14, 2010, 06:55:22 am »

God save us all!

The producers apparantly want that useless stammering stuttering twat Holmes to front Breakfast!
Fortunately for the viewing public, it appears he cant do it.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4343007/TVNZs-Breakfast-wants-Holmes-sweet-Holmes
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« Reply #244 on: November 14, 2010, 07:13:06 am »

God save us all!

The producers apparantly want that useless stammering stuttering twat Holmes to front Breakfast!
Fortunately for the viewing public, it appears he cant do it.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4343007/TVNZs-Breakfast-wants-Holmes-sweet-Holmes

 seems to me the interesting part of that story is what Paul Henry is planningto reveal
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God save us all!

The producers apparantly want that useless stammering stuttering twat Holmes to front Breakfast!
Fortunately for the viewing public, it appears he cant do it.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4343007/TVNZs-Breakfast-wants-Holmes-sweet-Holmes

 seems to me the interesting part of that story is what Paul Henry is planningto reveal

Yeah - I just referred to the horror section!
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« Reply #246 on: November 15, 2010, 10:50:31 am »



you may want to take a look at this  http://www.petitiononline.co.nz/user/gordon-marshall/3369

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« Reply #247 on: November 15, 2010, 05:56:41 pm »


 seems to me the interesting part of that story is what Paul Henry is planningto reveal

and here we are, pt 1:

Paul Henry: TVNZ turned on me
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Controversial former Breakfast host Paul Henry believes he was hung out to dry in the wake of the race storm which forced his resignation from TVNZ.

In an exclusive interview with New Idea magazine, Henry said that his former employers fuelled his outspoken nature, then turned on him when his provocative comments backfired.

"They did capitalise on me," he told New Idea.

"I was the performing snake with the sting in its tail. The better the performance, the greater the encouragement. And then when I turned around and bit someone's head off, they were happy to see the demise of the snake."

He doesn't feel the way TVNZ behaved was reasonable.

"I was surprised with the speed with which the mood changed. My overwhelming feeling was I'd turned from an asset into a liability."

However, he refused to point the finger at TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis, who he considers a friend, saying he only has respect for his former boss.

Henry told New Idea he still feels nothing to be sorry about, despite the public backlash when he ridiculed the name of Indian minister Sheila Dikshit, and queried whether Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand was "even a New Zealander".

He was "appalled" that New Zealand officially apologised to India and feels it was "unreasonable" for India to seek an apology.

"We are apologising for one person in the country exercising their right to freedom of speech. I think that's an outrage."

Giving an example of the support he's received since the incident, Henry describes being mobbed in petrol stations, supermarkets and shopping centres by fans - including Indians.

"I was at the service station and there were Indians everywhere," he said.

"There'd been sheepish looks from behind the counter and the Indian bloke who's serving me says 'I miss you so much on television in the morning, are you coming back?' Then that was the license for them all to join in."

As for who will replace him on Breakfast, Henry did not want to speculate, saying it's time for him to move on.

Henry today told Stuff he didn't want to do any further interviews about leaving television.

"It was important to me to do one interview and that's the only interview I want to do," he said.

He would not comment on whether he was paid for the article, but insiders speculated it may have been worth more than $20,000.

Former New Idea editor turned PR consultant Fleur Revell-Devlin said although men did not often sell well on the cover of magazines, Henry was an exception and the editor would have been prepared to pay for that.

The editor seems to have a good relationship with Paul. You could expect she'd know he sells well for her."

Revell-Devlin declined to put a figure on the article, but said weddings and first baby pictures sold from $20,000 upwards.

One of the magazine's highest-selling stories, featuring Lana Coc-Kroft's near-death experience in the Pacific, had reportedly sold for as much as $40,000 in 2004.

The magazine will reveal Henry's future plans in next week's edition.

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« Reply #248 on: November 15, 2010, 06:48:01 pm »

As for who will replace him on Breakfast, Henry did not want to speculate, saying it's time for him to move on.

I think we could all do that to be honest... tho I'm sure when the media has a slow news day they dredge it up and get the extreme pcers, who can't let sleeping dogs lie, frothing at the mouth!
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« Reply #249 on: November 16, 2010, 12:55:31 pm »

I thought Corrin did an outstanding job this morning asking the PM some tough questions on MP's travel perks. He really took it to JK.
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