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Children: the pandemic has only just begun

Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, April 5th, 2020 - 113 comments

I’m always intrigued at the capacity of most humans to be self-delusional in the way that they favour to believe regardless of facts. Nothing else could explain the delusional idiots like David Farrar and his mischievous minions wanting to go back to their business as usual – their ministerial scalp collection. It’d be nice if such dimwits thought and established facts before they wrote.

Sean Plunket resigns from Broadcasting Standards Authority

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, October 14th, 2017 - 44 comments

Anyone feeling for Sean Plunket?

Anatomy of a plonker

Written By: - Date published: 6:39 am, October 12th, 2017 - 30 comments

“Anyone else feeling for Harvey Weinstein?” – Sean Plunket

Electoral Commission refers Sean Plunket’s tweets to the police

Written By: - Date published: 2:14 pm, October 3rd, 2017 - 19 comments

The Opportunities Party’s election campaign Communications Director and recent appointee to the Broadcasting Standards Authority has had their election day tweets referred to the police.

David Walker – Dick Of The Year

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, March 12th, 2016 - 39 comments

Long serving diplomat and New Zealand’s Chief Negotiator for the Trans Pacific Partnership, David Walker, was yesterday presented with the 2016 Dick Of The Year award.

Imperator Fish: A clarification

Written By: - Date published: 3:50 pm, January 28th, 2015 - 31 comments

Sexist right-wingers are lining up to abuse Eleanor Catton for speaking her mind. The odious Sean Plunket is the worst, calling Catton a “hua” (sounds like and sometimes defined as “whore”). Imperator Fish responds

Plunket on NZ Power

Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, April 20th, 2013 - 44 comments

Sean Plunket’s piece on NZ Power wasn’t quite what I expected. After invoking the usual grim vision of the 1970s (although I swear I detected a slight wistful nostalgia) he breaks out the following conclusion…

A belated farewell

Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, September 13th, 2010 - 12 comments

I meant to post on Sean Plunket’s last day with Morning report last week but better late than never I suppose. Plunket is one of those rare things in the media – an interviewer who can cut through the well polished lines and get a politician to say something they didn’t want to. And that […]

Gluckman’s apology for National’s science package shredded

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 pm, May 13th, 2010 - 38 comments

Peter Gluckman is easily one of New Zealand’s most over-rated, under-examined public figures. Although little more than a corporate frontman out to extract as many public dollars for private interests as he can lay his hands on, because he’s called ‘Sir’ and he’s all ‘sciencey’ a lot of the tripe he spews goes unchecked. Well, not this time. […]

New Kiwi blog

Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, December 10th, 2009 - 9 comments

Sean Makes Crafts. A new blog by Morning Report host Sean Plunket, who writes about his passion for crafts. As some of you may know, recently my ’employers’ at Radio NZ decided that I would not be permitted to write a column in well-known Auckland based magazine. However, I’m not one to let the bastards […]

Baldock gets a smacking

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 17th, 2009 - 97 comments

The folks at The Yes Vote point to a hilarious exchange this morning between Sean Plunket and Larry Baldock on Morning Report. Challenged repeatedly to come up with one single example of a parent who has been criminalised for smacking a child, Baldock fudged, then fudged some more, and then rounded it off with some […]

Sean Plunket, “interviewer”

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

I’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 […]

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