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Sean Plunket, “interviewer”

Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, March 31st, 2009 - 19 comments
Categories: corruption, national - Tags: ,

bigglesI’ve just listened to Sean Plunket interview Goff this morning. It was actually less of an interview and more an exercise in running cover for Richard Worth.

And of course it’s not the first time Plunket has gone feral when National has been in trouble. A couple of weeks ago, he was demanding Labour produce secret tapes proving National has plans to privatise ACC.

Henry on One, Plunket on NatRad. That’s it, I’m switching to Sunrise.

19 comments on “Sean Plunket, “interviewer” ”

  1. sally 1

    I get all the news that’s fit to print from The Standard.

    *Looks at all_your_base, Tane, Robinsod et al adoringly*

  2. Ianmac 2

    Yes. I heard that interview with Goff this morning.
    Ask the question. Then talk over the interviewee putting own point of view. Shout if feel like it. Listeners too dumb to notice.
    My estimate (and I haven’t felt like rehearing the interview) was that Plunkett had 78% of the time. Goff 22%. So in sporting terms Plunkett won! Though he cheats of course.

  3. Stephen 3

    .A couple of weeks ago, he was demanding Labour produce secret tapes proving National has plans to privatise ACC.

    Someone has to tell him to shut up and that yelling “secret agenda!” is proof enough.

  4. randal 4

    hi ayb
    did you listen to dennis welch on rnz this morning
    the whole media has been suborned by the right wing to do their bidding
    I wish the people of the left would stop fiddling round the edges and really start getting into this trerminal neo con dive new zealand has entered

  5. tsmithfield 5

    Actually, Henry questioned the value of Worth in parliament this morning. He even mentioned Worth’s slimy feeling handshake.

    • Tigger 5.1

      Yeah, but he’s greasing up to Key so of course he’ll kick Worth around a bit.

      And the handshake thing was totally made to show how ‘fair’ he is in his criticism of guests (“I don’t just give it to Left wing women, I can personally criticise Right wing men too!”).

      Why is the slimy hands thing even relevant? If Henry wants to be taken seriously and do serious interviews about serious subjects he should drop the personal stuff – it’s vile fluff. I don’t care if Worth’s hands are slimy – I care whether he’s up to being a Minister.

  6. ben 6

    Yes Radio NZ is a bit of bastion of the right wing. Plunket’s angle had nothing to do, of course, with the lack of merit in what Goff had to say, or the complete and total hypocrisy of Labour after their failure to sack Winston.

    • sally 6.1

      Um, Peters was cleared by the serious fruad office. But let’s ignore that for your benefit – does that make what Worth did ok? No, didn’t think so.

  7. gingercrush 7

    Then watch Sunrise. Settled. But we surely won’t be expecting any more videos and quotes taken from breakfast and I guess there will be more Morning Report stuff featured on any blog writings for yourself.

    Sean Plunket is one of the finest journalists in radio. Sure he’s tough and sometimes he goes too far. And he may well have a bias for right-wing politics. But that does not mean he goes soft on right-wing politicians. Indeed Plunket doesn’t go soft on anyone. Goff got the questions Plunket asked because Goff himself was being a patsy. Goff had a holier-than-thou attitude that simply didn’t add up with reality. Its quite a pity there aren’t more Plunket types in media.

    • tommy onions 7.1

      Plunkett is a bombast. And he picks his targets – probably picks his nose as well except we can’t see that.

      I know, I know – that’s unkind and ad hominem and no better than Hooter Henry rabbiting on about a politician’s handshake or a Greenpeace spokeswoman’s facial hair.

      Quite how the way someone shakes hands is an accurate measure of that person’s character or worth 🙂 is beyond me.

      It’s a bloke thing isn’t it – a firm dry handshake is the measure of a man. A limp sweaty handshake is all a bit too effete. What does a firm dry handshake in a woman denote? Of course – she’s a lesbian.

      Thank goodness the ‘lady with a moustache’ didn’t shake Hooter’s hand – that would have been taken as proof positive of her masculine tendencies.

      I think Sean Plunkett eats too many pies. He suffers the dietary equivalent of road rage – pie pique.

      • ripp0 7.1.1


        pie pique ñ€” ta soh for the crack!

        excepting the likes of novelist Graham Greene I can imagine what “with onions” can be taken to mean

    • Felix 7.2

      And he may well have a bias for right-wing politics. But that does not mean he goes soft on right-wing politicians.

      That’s exactly what it means. That’s the fucking definition of political bias in the context of journalism.

      I seriously wonder if you’re really as thick as you present.

  8. Ianmac 8

    Last year when Plunkett “interviewed” Govt MPs he gave them heaps. “Ah” I thought. The acid is on those who are the rulers. The Opposition at the time eg Key, were given ample time to respond, and coaxed to answer.
    So 2009 the shoe is on the other foot? Not bluddy likely! Sean just carried on hammering the Labour reps and gentlifying Govt MPs!

  9. gingercrush 9

    You can be bias and still be a good journalism as Sean Plunket proves everyday. Which is why in this country he is actually seen as a damn good journalist. Being bias does not mean they can’t be objective. It certainly does not mean they’re not good as their jobs. And it certainly doesn’t mean he goes soft on right-wing politicians. Because if you listened to the show regularly you would clearly see that isn’t the case.

    And all journalists have political bias. At least Plunket is open with it. You’re not one to speak on bias either because your misunderstandings of bias are clearly evident.

    • ripp0 9.1

      Ahh but gc,

      And all journalists have political bias. At least Plunket is open with it.

      where is jounalism when the OBJECT of the ‘objective’ is biased..?

      straight answers welcome, others ignored. Are you up to it?

  10. QoT 10

    Henry on One, Plunket on NatRad. That’s it, I’m switching to Sunrise.

    But Sunrise is sooooooooooooooooooooo awwwwwwwwwwwwwwful. And a few days ago they actually REPLAYED articles about the not!Pauline Hanson photos due, to quote Oliver should-be-better-than-this-shit Driver, “to popular demand”.

  11. To be fair to Henry.. He really climbed in about Richard Worth today, went off on some bizarre tirade about Worth being a sweat monster.

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