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Holmes not new Henry

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 14th, 2010 - 21 comments
Categories: Media - Tags: , , ,

TVNZ approached National media trainer and broadcast bigot Paul Holmes to replace failed National candidate and broadcast bigot on Breakfast. Holmes has apparently turned down the offer. Thank goodness. He’s unprofessional, open bias and panels with John Tamihere representing the Left have made Q+A unwatchable. Breakfast should aim higher.

21 comments on “Holmes not new Henry ”

  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    TVNZ should aim higher.

    • Zorr 1.1

      NZ should aim higher

      Though Bill Maher the other night was expounding on a point that I feel was accurate – portraying the electorate as a poor abused dog. It doesn’t have any sense to be able to make sensible decisions, just reacts to stimuli in a very extreme fashion.

  2. John Drinnan 2

    An unnamed source is one thing – but in an un-bylined story as well? Who was involved int this story?

  3. Lazy Susan 3

    The mere fact that TVNZ was even considering Holmes as a replacement for Henry tells you everything you need to know about the organisation. We really deserve so much more from our state broadcaster.

    • Joachim's 3.1

      Sadly it seems unlikely that we are going to get it. This country needs a return to true public service broadcasting.

  4. kriswgtn 4

    Holmes makes my eyes bleed

    Me wonders if he has found the daughters P bag @ times

  5. Treetop 5

    Wasn’t Holmes dumped by TVNZ about five years ago? Holmes is great on Q & A and now they need him to boost more ratings. Holmes must be pissing himself with laughter.

    • Ari 5.1

      For certain values of “great”…

    • Treetop 5.2

      Holmes resigned from TVNZ a few years ago due to contract negotiations being too slow pertaining to his 7 pm slot Monday – Friday. His was not the only case. He was critical of TVNZ at the time.

  6. ghostwhowalksnz 6

    If its a right winger, Perigo would be far preferable. But it seems the ratings demand a shock jock.

    Holmes is just playing games to get a higher salary/ ironclad contract if it doesnt work out.

    • Lazy Susan 6.1

      I really do hope you’re wrong ghost. The thought of Holmes and Key cuddling on the sofa makes my stomach turn.

  7. A Nonny Moose 7

    Why does the replacement have to be a Great White Male? Surely there are some wonderful female media pundits out there who would kick ass in the Breakfast driver’s seat.

    Also, note to TVNZ: don’t hire them for their tits.

    • Lanthanide 7.1

      They have a male and female presenter on the show. Pippa Wretzel (sp?) is currently the female, although she’s going on parental leave next year so they’ll have to find a temporary replacement for her anyway.

      There’s no particular reason that they couldn’t have a woman leading the show. The thing is they already have a woman at the moment, so they’re looking to hire a man.

      • Carol 7.1.1

        Why this (implied heterosexual) need to have a woman and man hosting the show? Why not two women if they are the most competent? In contrast Qu & A & The Nation seem to stack the resident hosts & journos with men.

        I guess a combination like Alison Mau & Pippa would just be a little too radical for many in the “mainstream”?

  8. Irascible 8

    If the answer is Holmes what the hell was the question? Holmes was a disaster as a current affairs presenter, an even bigger disaster as a debate chair, and as the image for TVNZ as impressive as a shattered plaster gnome fishing in a small pond.

    • Joachim's 8.1

      “If the answer is Holmes what the hell was the question?”

      This should form the basis of a new competition at The Standard.

  9. youtube 9

    I suspect his health wouldn’t be up to the daily grind.

  10. deemac 10

    why can’t we have this Paul on our TV?

  11. tc 11

    If TVNZ want to go back to the past in an attempt to ressurect what little credibility they think they may have then Beatson is the answer….intelligent, urbane, experienced and gets answers by not allowing the waffling that NACT ministers get away with all the time.

    The reasons as to why this will never happen are the same reasons that TVNZ should be sold as it’ll never ever be a public broadcaster but a shill for it’s masters in the hope it gets left alone to carry on cavorting about like the celebrities they believe they are as opposed to being profesional broadcasters and journo’s.

    When was the last time you watched the likes of Closeup/Q&A etc and thought wow what an intelligent well thought out balanced piece of invetigative journalism……the prosecution rests.

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