Repeat offender

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, March 31st, 2009 - 11 comments
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greykey1Breakfast host Paul Henry is in trouble again after making fun of a guest’s appearance.

“Shall I read these out? They’re a bit iffy,” he said, holding viewers’ comments. “Everyone in my ear is saying ‘don’t read it out’.”

Co-host Alison Mau tried unsuccessfully to dissuade Henry and bowed her head as he began to read the first letter.

“Have you noticed how the grey hair on the side of Key’s head comes and goes? Some days there’s none but today it was halfway up his head. If he’s going to dye he should be consistent about it,” Henry read out.

He continued in this vein for some time, adding his own comments.

“There’s definitely more grey by the day. It’s hard to tell which is moving faster: the grey or the receding hairline. The stress must be getting to him,” he said. “People can say what they see, it’s just television isn’t it?”

Rightwingers everywhere have stood beside Henry saying it was just a joke. One commenter on the Herald website wrote “message to Key: Don’t go grey or dye it when you do. Otherwise, expect to be laughed at”.

11 comments on “Repeat offender”

  1. jtuckey 1

    Gawd – this has been done to death who cares about what Henry does or doesn’t say – he’s a bit of fluff on the TV in the morning.

    The reaction over what he said regarding Stephanie was over the top – her own response was far more in line with reality and treated him with the appropriate level of disinterest.

  2. Tim Ellis 2

    More importantly, would left-wingers be up in arms if a clearly left-wing host like Oliver Driver had made those comments about John Key’s hair? Would they be calling for a left-wing host to be sacked for such a trivial thing?

    Somehow I doubt it.

    • Matthew Pilott 2.1

      Then you’re a bit one-eyed. What’s the term for this – projection…?

    • Quoth the Raven 2.2

      Is Oliver Driver clearly left wing? I’m not actually aware of any television host in New Zealand that is clearly left wing.

      • gingercrush 2.2.1

        What is clearly left wing?

        • Quoth the Raven

          I would say you’d have to be explicitly left wing to begin with and I’m not aware of any television host that is. They’d advocate left wing ideals. Importantly they’d have to have the understanding to call themselves left wing you can’t just go around saying that you’re left wing without some understanding of the issues and I’m not aware that any television host has any real political understanding.

  3. lprent 3

    Paul Henry is a complete …… fill in the blanks

    Key – I wonder if it correlates with brain activity? Infrequent?

    captcha: Representative horribly

  4. ben 4

    Quiet news day, boys?

  5. vinsin 5

    Anybody get the feeling that Henry’s comments on John Key are a facade?

  6. ak 6

    Pathetic attempt to convince his superiors that he’s equally obnoxious to both sides. Typical worried slimeball behaviour.

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