Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, April 21st, 2018 - 73 comments
Categories: doofus of the week, Media, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, tv, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: Mark Richardson
This week we have a clear winner.
It is someone whose claim to fame was that they were a cricketer. His nickname was Rigor, as in rigor mortis, such was the electrifying effect he had on the game.
He somehow made it into television and then onto talk shows where he gets to exercise his skills as a very slow batsman to talk about politics.
He reached the pinnacle of his career when he was torn to shreds by Jacinda Ardern before the last election after he asked her about her pregnancy plans. He clearly thinks that employers should have complete access to all employees’ biological plans and impulses.
Jacinda crushed him. Here is the video with her finger wagging skills on show.
Clearly he has not forgotten this and he has this deep seated resentment at how he was publicly humiliated.
Yesterday morning he had this outrageous meltdown on live TV. Newshub records what happened.
Mark Richardson has launched a blistering attack at the “sanctimony” over Jacinda Ardern, saying she’s “not a pioneer when it comes to women holding successful roles”.
It comes as Ms Ardern was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine during what has largely been seen as a successful European tour.
“Can we all just settle down a little bit?” The AM Show sport host asked on Friday morning.
“Yes, she’s a pioneer when it comes to maybe being the Prime Minister of a country and having a pregnancy. She’s going to have a baby. That’s great.
“But I don’t think she’s a pioneer when it comes to women holding successful roles, having babies and still doing a fine job of it. That’s been going on in this country for some time now.”
“I’m sick the sanctimony that’s coming out of our disgraceful written media at the moment. They’re the ones that are leading this charge and they should be ashamed of themselves.”
Yep we have had lots of Prime Ministers having babies while they are in office. And Richardson clearly yearns for days gone past when the previous Prime Minister made sports jocks proud to be men.
Then the real reasons for Richardson’s response came out.
“Perhaps I’m still annoyed by the way my words in the first place were so badly twisted out of shape. Words were put in my mouth that did not exist at the time and I’m still pissed.”
He was referring to his infamous clash with Ms Ardern prior to the election last year, when he said people deserved to know whether or not she was planning to have a baby.
Mark let it go. Either you thought that we all should know what Jacinda’s breeding plans were or even worse you thought that employers should have the right to know what their employees’ breeding plans are.
And why do the media think that their feelings are more important than what is happening in the world? Give me red radio any day.
But Mark Richardson for belittling the Prime Minister because your feelings were hurt by her you are this week’s doofus of the week.