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Hooten shows his true colours

Written By: - Date published: 1:56 pm, October 12th, 2008 - 36 comments
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The Herald reports that producers had to interrupt the filming of today’s Eye to Eye because Mathew Hooten called Winston Peters a “f***ing c***”.

Apparently Hooton confirmed he used the phrase but was unrepentant.

I think we all knew Hooten was a childish bully, it’s just kind of a shame he had to confirm it so publicly. With a bit of luck that’ll be the last we hear of him for a while.

36 comments on “Hooten shows his true colours”

  1. He has totally lost the plot.

  2. Mathew “Tame” Hooton lose the plot? Never…

  3. Perhaps he never knew what the plot was from the beginning. Hopefully those who provide this idiot with a platform will think twice before doing so again.

  4. Felix 4

    It just shows the level of frustration he’s experiencing. Must be hard watching all that work amounting to nothing, seeing the prize slipping through his fingers. Again.

    But mostly it shows that he’s a cock.

  5. randal 5

    over on twiedmee onions they are all twying to pwetend they have never heard of him and that he never was in the natoinal party anyway. hahahahahahahahaha

  6. Monty 6

    Excellent – please keep up and assist the VRWC to keep the message out there about Winston and what he is. The truth is that 96% of NZ will be too smart to return the FC to Parliament – he is despised and his career is in ruins – and best of all it is of his own making. NZ will be pleased to be wel rid of this FC and that alone will be reason to celebrate on 8 November 2008. (there will of course be another reason – but that will not be possible to celebrate until we see the election results and the % each party wins – although i do expect to see an outright National Victory)

  7. Robin Grieve 7

    If anyone actually thinks Winston Peters is not a liar they are beyond help. The SFO inquiry was the only way to force Peters to answer the questions because Clark’s not interested in the truth, Now he has been forced to answer the questions it shows thta there was no fraud but he broke electoral law by lying to the Electoral Commission. He is a dirty little liar and good on Mathew for sticking up for himself. I am real sorry for those who don’t understand the contempt that Peters is showing to NZ democracy and us the voters because it shows you must be intectually challenged.

  8. Pascal's bookie 8

    Seems a few right wingers have become unhinged since friday afternoon. Losing rags all over the place.

    I think they are not handling the fact that NZers don’t really trust the ‘labour plus’ spin the National party is selling. The failure of laissez faire voodoonomics has brought things into focus, and the peeps want to be certain that the country doesn’t get another dose of what’s been ailing. The Hootens can see that the gig is up. Even if the National party wins, any steps towards the right will be punished so hard that the tories might as well jump off a pier and pull a wave over their heads.

  9. the sprout 9

    way to go Matty!

    Hooten Own Goal 1
    Winston Peters 1

    Another media victory to Winston on the road to 5%.

    Still, he won’t be wanting to go into coalition with National so I guess it doesn’t really matter, righty?

  10. Joel 10

    I don’t think it matters what we think of Winston, you don’t ever speak to someone like that no matter what they have done. C*#@ is a disgusting filthy word at the best of times and I am definitely no stranger to swearing. But it is honestly the lowest form of language you could use and that word in particularly is sickening.

    If he had said it to me I would have smacked him square in the face. Its so insulting and offensive. Can only hope this is the end of the road for Mathew Hooton.

  11. appleboy 11

    i reckon it’s time Hooton was passed in by National Radio? Perhaps this episode will drop his credibility over the edge of loony/saddo/entertainment curio to off air?

  12. randal 12

    yes appleboy. hooten has been double dipping for far to long and everybody has grown sick and tired of him

  13. Savage 13

    So funny. That naughty boy Matthew. Not only did he drop the C-bomb but he did it to an indigenous senior citizen. Where are the conservative values of having respect for your elders and good manners? Don Brash thought Hooton was an idiot. I think Mr Hooton has just opened his mouth to confirm this. Personally I don’t consider cunt to be an offensive word. It is just a word. Sometimes I take offense when people are easily offended.

  14. RedLogix 14

    Personally I don’t consider cunt to be an offensive word. It is just a word.

    Agreed. But a word alone conveys only a fraction of the real meaning. It is the way a word is used that is dominant. Things like context, body language and tone all substantially convey the actual intent.

    And there is no doubt from what I have read, Hooten intended that phrase to be offensive as he could make it.

  15. Felix 15

    It’s going to funny watching the Nats distance themselves from Hooten.

  16. appleboy 16

    all we need is the tape to be circulated now and posted on youtube….TVNZ were bound to have had tapes rolling! and Hooton would be off air for good..and would probably self combust at that point leaving only a nasty white stain where he once stood!

  17. Rex Widerstrom 17

    Savage syas:

    …he did it to an indigenous senior citizen.

    Thank goodness I’d but down my glass of rough Aussie plonk (not that there’s any other kind). Wine does so sting when shot through the nostrils 😀

    Knowing he was going to confront Winston, Hooten must surely have run through all possible permutations of insult he could use. That he couldn’t at least match Savage’s far more telling and pithy construction is, I agree, disappointing.

  18. Jasper 18

    I was at the graveyard the other day, and I saw some pallbearers wandering around with a coffin.
    The head pallbearer was Matt Hooten, followed by Dave Farrar, Cam Slater, Key, English, and finally Steven Joyce.
    The name on the coffin was “Election 08”

    They kept on wandering around, and I wondered what they were doing before I finally realised

    “those bastards have lost the plot!”

  19. Paul Williams 19

    Matthew’s goal in life is to get lots of attention and he’s done it with this. He’s never seemed to care what kind of attention he gets and that’s why Jackson involved him in this event. Frankly, Hootten’s been roped in to act as Winston’s fluffer; rile the old bugger and hope he performs only Matthew missed that he was a bit player…

  20. randal 20

    bill english was having a hard job keeping his cool on natrad this morning…why are the nats so angry?

  21. Matthew Hooton 21

    The story in the Herald on Sunday was largely but not entirely accurate. I know I have been warned for link whoring before but you may be interested in seeing http://www.policy.net.nz/blog/2008/10/12/eye-to-eye for context. It continues to surprise me that people who see themselves as liberal are so quick to support a politician who has attacked “sickly white liberals”, Maori, Asian immigrants, “sinister foreign financiers”, Somali refugees and god knows who else. Just imagine if (as some in National wanted) Peters had become Foreign Minister in a Brash Government, and behaved in exactly the same way over the last three years. What would you have said about him then? My language is often a little Ango-Saxon, but please tell me that most readers of this blog would like to express similar sentiments to Peters’ face yourselves. Otherwise my confidence in so-called social democrats will be significantly-further undermined.

    [lprent: I personally detest the guy. However he has a constituency and they need to be represented. After all I also support the right of the kiwiblog right to vote the Nay’s as well.

    In my opinion the right making such a fuss over the Spencer trust has helped him. Rather than fade out of politics from a terminal respectability the right has probably made sure that he will get his 5%. A bit unfortunate, we’ll have to wait a bit longer for his constituency to pass away.

    I’d also say that it is a bit rich for the Nay’s and Act to piddle over a such small amounts of money compared to the millions that passed through the Waitemata trust etc. I’d rather get rid of such a corrupting mechanism than worry about just one moral transgressor (and ignore others).

    Nett effect is that we (and I probably speak largely for the writers here) really don’t care that much about it. It doesn’t touch our core interests. In the end the only thing that showed up after all of that stuff so far is a technical breach in a lack of reporting of a penuity interest. What has been more entertaining has been watching the right waste effort on a sideshow when they should have been working on more robust policy. But thats the right for you – good at talkback]

  22. Higherstandard 22

    Matthew I think it’s supposed to be Angry-Saxon 🙂

  23. Matthew. I don’t see anyone defending Peters. People are just talking about what a disgrace you are and a blight on the political discourse. I fear for the Right (and, by extension, our entire discourse) that they can’t put up anyone who is at least smart and preferably also more articulate and better-informed than you.

  24. Matthew Hooton 24

    Steve – You should be a little more relaxed and friendly. A “blight on the political discourse” is a bit extreme. Lynn makes much more interesting and insightful points in his response to my comment above. I do fear I have helped Peters. Whether Clark or Key becomes Prime Minister in a month or so, can we please all agree that it would be best if Peters is out of the picture? He is, after all, a …. whoops. I’ll only use those words on my own blog!

  25. Ha! Advice to be relaxed and friendly! From you?! Are your being deeply ironic tame Matthew?

  26. Pascal's bookie 26

    A “blight on the political discourse’ is a bit extreme.

    No it isn’t. Don’t add being a sook to your sins Matthew.

    After you clowns lost the last election fair and square, despite all your cheating, race baiting, and divisive talk about GLBT, unionists, teachers and Labour voters not being mainstream kiwis, what was it you blathered on about?

    Not legitimate! Robbed! Key should boycott parliament! The Labour party has stolen power! Not my government!

    How is that not a blight on the discourse?

    We all know you didn’t mean it, and that it was just the typical melodramatic kabuki tories like to play with, but that’s why it was such shit. Some things you shouldn’t say unless you mean it. And if you say it, you need to do more than sulk about it Matthew. If that was how you felt, then actual civil disobedience was called for.

    Still waiting tory boy.

  27. Pascal's bookie 27

    I miss preview, obviously it was Brash, (whatever happened to him?) that Hoot’s wanted to boycott parliament.

  28. Felix 28

    “can we please all agree that it would be best if Peters is out of the picture? He is, after all, a . ”

    Matthew Tame Hooten, if that were actually your criteria for wanting rid of politicians then you’d be screeching for the blood of plenty of others too including many of your own lot and you know it so drop the matyr act, it’s insulting and only the knuckledraggers are going to fall for it. (But that’s pretty much your target audience, isn’t it?)

    And no, I don’t agree that it would be best if Peters were “out of the picture”. I do, however, think it would be best if you were to piss off back to your tacky little office and get to work on scamming your next slow-witted client into thinking you have any kind of grasp on 21st century life in NZ.

  29. Positive and ambitious 29

    I had a great laugh last election reading ‘the hollow men’. I’d never heard of Matthew Hootton, but I thought.. how embarrassing it must be to be someone like that, and have your ridiculous, deluded emails published for all to read. I figured he obviously will be too ashamed to ever show his face in public again.

  30. Matthew Hooton 30

    Pascal’s bookie – it is a documented fact that Helen Clark’s corrupt Labour regime overspent the legal spending limits for the 2005 election. See http://www.elections.org.nz/record/expenses-returns/party-expenses-2005.html
    Labour was the only party to break the law in 2005. It spend $2.8 million. The legal limit was $2.4 million. Thie means it overspent by 17%. That is significant enough that Mike Smith should have gone to jail.

  31. Pascal's bookie 31

    And if you meant your talk, then you should have done more than talk hoots. It’s about the boy that cried wolf.

    What you are saying is that the government is illegitimate, but you recognise, and obey, their authority anyway. Coward.

  32. My language is often a little Ango-Saxon, but please tell me that most readers of this blog would like to express similar sentiments to Peters’ face yourselves.

    Most people can contain themselves however Matthew. Peters position in politics is the most base, most reactionary and simplistic. Few people have the opportunity to say to him what they feel, but I don’t think you’re their champion; you’re the twit who couldn’t keep his cool and acted like a 5th former.

  33. Felix 33

    Hooten, the fact that you think you’re getting some kind of cred from your little tanty just shows what a stupid little man you really are.

  34. Pascal's bookie 34

    Felix, he lost his rag, he knows it, and so now he’s trying to salvage the situation.

    It’s like that thing with the email slater got, that turned out to be a hoax (duh). Everyone that was salivating now pretends they knew all along and were just trying to ‘flush out the hoaxer’ by publishing false details about innocent third parties.

    They are nothing if not shameless.

  35. Felix 35

    Pb, yep.

    These people have no dignity. Their families must be so embarrassed by their form.

  36. bill brown 36

    You should be a little more relaxed and friendly

    That’s rich coming from a self confessed internet stalker like you, Hooton.

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