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Hosking to apologise to Maori Party

Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, August 24th, 2017 - 36 comments
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Mike Hosking is a fool:

Mike Hosking to apologise to Maori Party on live television

Seven Sharp presenter and TVNZ political debate moderator Mike Hosking is under fire for giving viewers incorrect information about the Maori Party on live television.

On Wednesday night Hosking and his co-presenter Toni Street were talking about TVNZ’s online political tool VoteCompass when Hosking asked if her issue was, “the fact that you can’t vote for the Maori Party, because you’re not enrolled in the Maori electorates?”.

He’s set to make a “clarification” on the show on Thursday night after TVNZ said in a statement that they “accept those comments were inaccurate”.

Hosking’s job of moderating all three TVNZ debates has been questioned given the information was wrong and anyone on either the general or Maori roll can use their party vote to support any political party they like.

Or worse:

36 comments on “Hosking to apologise to Maori Party ”

  1. EE 1

    I think Hosking is more likely to have devined this “fact” from his morning bowel movement,
    than it being part of any masterful conspiracy.

  2. Tracey 2

    It must be true if Mike reckons it.

  3. tc 3

    Hoskings will not let truth get in the way of a rant/dog whistle/national party political broadcast.

  4. One Anonymous Bloke 4

    “I apologise for any offence”.

    It’d be refreshing if Hosking apologises for his mistake/bias, rather than offering some form of Clayton’s apology. Can’t see it happening.

    • weka 4.1

      Me neither although I’m more concerned about TVNZ management’s judgement. They deserve all the ridicule and opprobrium they get between now and the debates.

      • tc 4.1.1

        They do as told by joyce etc, why do you think its headed up by a travel industry/telco veteran with no relevant experience at over $1m p.a.

        Jobs for the boys who do as told and trouser a huge sum for a business that runs itself…..like all the power companies.

        • Jeremy 4.1.1.1

          “for a business that runs itself”

          Hardly. I can’t think of a business I’d rather be in less at the moment than traditional media; TV, Radio, Newspapers, even SKY TV.

          You have to deal with Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, Electronic “Sports”, etc. what a nightmare.

      • OncewasTim 4.1.2

        +1000
        Never mind though….after a change in govt and review of PSB, THEY’LL be screaming like banchees and shuvving their CVs around offshore.

  5. mosa 5

    It is precisely this type of nonsense that should rule Hosking out as a moderator and presenter but then we can’t have an educated population because that would mean trouble for the monied class and the National party.

    We can have uneducated mouth pieces as long as they say the right things.

  6. Kaplan 6

    That has to be a front runner for worst apology ever. Basically; ‘I was actually right, and you all should have known what I meant.’

    And the worst part? That I had to watch five mins of 7 sharp to see that. It was as hideous as I expected.

    • dukeofurl 6.1

      Didnt he stuff it all up again !

      Im sure he said the Maori party is an ‘electorate party’

      That might come as a surprise to List Mp Marama Fox !

      Its an underlying casual racism- doesnt bother to even understand a party that isnt European centric like him.

    • weka 6.2

      “Basically; ‘I was actually right, and you all should have known what I meant.’”

      Taking lessons from Gareth Morgan 😉

    • Ross 6.3

      I avoid Hosking like the plague. I imagine he was confused because why on earth would a pale skinned person vote for the Maori Party? DOES NOT COMPUTE 🙂

    • Johnr 6.4

      That wasn’t an apology, it was a rant justifying his position and explaining why everybody else is as thick as two short planks for not realising how brilliant he is.
      I hope the Maori Party sue the crap out of him.
      What I don’t understand is what value management thinks he brings to the show. All the items appear to be fronted by others with snide remarks added by hosking in between. I hope they don’t pay him too much.
      Admittedly I very seldom watch, stomach not strong enough.

      • Wensleydale 6.4.1

        Advertising revenue. That’s the only currency management understand. ASB basically said as much when asked for a response regarding their sponsorship of the show. “We don’t give a tinker’s cuss about Mike Hosking. But his show rates like the clappers, so we’ve decided to keep sponsoring it. Lies are naughty, and we don’t condone them, but lies that generate substantial profit are forgivable. Sorry Maori Party.”

  7. In Vino 7

    And as I just asked on Daily review – Is he correct to talk about ‘List Vote’ when the common term is ‘Party Vote’? Deliberate obfuscation?

  8. Muttonbird 8

    Does this mean we can’t vote for ACT if we don’t live in Epsom, because they are a 0.5% list party only.

    • Ed 9.1

      That is not an apology.
      Boycott Hosking.

    • adam 9.2

      Nothing changes in this country. Still racist.

      One thing I miss about Australia, at least they more open and a hell of a lot more honest about their racism.

    • weka 9.3

      Fuck, that’s not even close to being an apology and he blames the Māori Party. Utter fuckwit, and so are his producers/bosses.

      • mary_a 9.3.1

        @ weka (9.3) … No apology forthcoming from Hosking.

        So how is it possible for Hosking to moderate the political leaders’ debates now, considering the Maori Party will be represented?

        There could be a case here for the Broadcasting Standards Authority to investigate.

        • weka 9.3.1.1

          I think the Māori Party have complained to the Electoral Commission. I hope someone goes to the BSA too.

          • Sacha 9.3.1.1.1

            They have to formally complain to the broadcaster before the BSA. Will take longer than the election to get any response other than Mikey’s extended middle finger above.

  9. mosa 10

    Hosking Gower,T.V.N.Z and Media Works should apologise to the whole country for imposing their vicious right wing views and opinions on long suffering New Zealanders.

  10. JC 11

    … “a campaign to boycott TVNZ entirely, as well as boycotting the advertisers that sponsor Mike Hosking’s Seven Sharp.
    Until TVNZ drop Mike Hosking from the election debates, here’s a list of his advertisers you might wish to boycott, as well as boycotting TVNZ itself.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/fearfacts/permalink/10155087100779833/

    Please share, print, circulate the list, and keep it handy when making buying decisions. Also, please write and tell TVNZ why they need to #DroptheMike.”

    http://www.wakeupnz.net/started-mike-hosking-petition/

  11. eco Maori/kiwi 12

    You can read ones body language you can read the way one writes and you can read the way one changes these behaviors He He. Mike Hosking is a Muppet.

  12. DS 13

    Right-wing media personality attacks the brown wing of the National Party,

    Hilarious.

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