This choice is easy. John Key for the most weird bizarre behaviour which more than hints at personal problems. But second by a country mile was Mike Hosking, he who is paid huge amounts by the state broadcaster to shove his opinions down our throats.
He recently had a rant on who he thought were the real victims of ponygate. The video is here but be aware that watching it is likely to induce nausea and an urge to throw things at the screen.
His take on Ponygate? That the victim is not the poor waitress who had been subject to degrading treatment by the Prime Minister and who had her identity released publicly by very questionable behaviour by Rachel Glucina but the victims are the cafe owners.
Hosking says that the victim should have consulted with the owners about how she was being treated and not a blogger. Well she had complained to them and it was happening in their premises in the open so you have to question that conclusion.
Hosking rightfully characterises Key’s behaviour as “bizarre”. On this there can be no disagreement.
But his choice of who is the victim speaks volumes about his mindset and shows why he should not be employed by State television.
He criticises left wing bloggers for being “driven by political self interest and nothing more”. It is funny that wanting to create a better world should be equated with self interest. And that he does not understand that he has very clear political biases of his own.
He talks about the victim’s selfishness in hanging the Prime Minister out to dry. A clearer piece of misogynist victim blaming you will never witness.
He relates to the cafe owners and not to the victim. His class prejudice is very clear. Why we should be paying him huge amounts of money to broadcast his class prejudices is beyond me.
A solution would be for TV3 and TVNZ to do a swap. John Campbell has the class and understanding to present news for all of us. Mike Hosking clearly does not.