Monday, September 1, 2008

Desperation at TV3


I used to like TV3, particularly its News, which I thought was a bit harder hitting than One News, more "investigative" if you like.
However, there was nothing to like about tonight's lead story where duncan garner, who has joined clark, cullen and peters in being undeserving of capital letters, attempted to portray a meeting between John Key and Lord Ashcroft as some sort of sinister get together that should be seen by the great unwashed as being the equivalent of anything peters, clark and Owen Glenn have been up to.
If anyone has no idea of what constitutes a beatup, then check out the breathless bollocks from garner and the patsy questions from the news anchor. News ??? I dont think so.
I dont trust garner, and if Key doesnt seem to keen too answer his questions, then I'd venture to suggest that he doesn't trust him either. After all this is the individual that, complete with bright red tie and great fanfare, brought us the three secret tapes and who probably still has a few others in his top drawer ready for release at what he, or others, consider the opportune moment.
Well dunc, if National do end up forming the next government, then the the guys at the stranded will be out of a job, and thus available for roles in your totally unbiased newsroom. I'm sure you'll all get on well together.
G

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Their polling must be showing National ahead by a mile so they now have to dream up a drama.

Inventory2 said...

Grant - I migrated from 3 back to One News a month or so ago - 3News has become tabloid hackery, with the "secret tapes" set-up the last straw. Guyon Espiner has become a much more credible political editor than Garner.

Anonymous said...

their polling shows they are totally fucked.

apparently 40% of employed Kiwis think that the Labour party should be disbanded and its asserts returned to the taxpayers who stole 'em.


the demographics (employment vs beneficiary and ethincity) make very, very depressing reading.

NZ is more divided than the springbok tour, you'd have to go back to the 1930s to see this level of division in the country.

thank you helen

Anonymous said...

I hear Garners done a bit of blooming with roses lately.

mawm said...

labour can't even get Glenn ( a dodgy man to say the least) to make a donation to them when they go begging now (no more honours or consul-general posts to hand out), while the Nats have Lord Ashcroft paying them a visit. Just a different class.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Didn't Duncan mention Liarbour's overseas fundraising tour that Adold mentioned the other day?

Anonymous said...

Well dunc, if National do end up forming the next government, then the the guys at the stranded will be out of a job, and thus available for roles in your totally unbiased newsroom

those guys will be out of a job all right - but you're not available for a job when you're in jail!

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

I've just seen a trailer for 3 News and it as the lead.
So let me get this right.
The leader of the main pro-business party is somehow not allowed to meet with rich businesspeople.
A finance whizz who will have met many businesspeople in his time in London is now allowed to meethim here.
Has Lord Ashcroft donated $500K to National? Does he want to be honary consul of Monaco or even transport minister? Has John Key promised him a knighthood?
This looks even far worse than the Shipley Kevin Roberts dinner beat up.
I am sure Lord Ashcroft will have dine with the British PM and noone will have batted an eyelid. Blair, Brown and others will have dined with many businesspeople.

Are we really saying our leaders cannot meet with the rich and famous? How else can they learn their viewpoints and what is going on in the world?

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

How disgusting TV3 is.
They take the word of the PM and let her be quoted at length, as if she is tlling the truth.
On thi, the very same day, she ws shown to have lied over the SFO tipping off National over the Peters inquiry.
Both John Key and the SFO contradicted Dear Leader over the mtter.
Why do the MSM take her at her when when she is so often shown to be a proven liar.
Indeed how she sat back while Peters attacked the media over various claims, while she knew about them, is hardly the actions of a hones woman.

Anonymous said...

Why on earth are you people surprised? And why are you still bothering to watch ANY broadcast channel news.

When I returned from the US a decade ago I quickly got sick of watching One News because of a seemingly endless supply of Royal Family stories (aftermath of Diana's death I suppose).

Tom Hunter
But I quickly found that TV3 was little better - and it has got worse since then.

All TV news in NX follows the formula of any local city TV station in the US: two presenters, one male (slightly goofy), one female (the straightman), the goofy/glamorous weather person, and the excited sports jock. And it works!

At a mimimum the news will be trite, poorly researched crap of the "if it bleeds it leads" genre. Maximum emphasis on human faces (preferably very emotive, especially if crying or tearful).

But aside from that remember that this TV station stars John Campbell: lover of Pilger and Chomsky, Alliance voter, the gouy who admitted blowing air kisses to Helen Clark at the Maidment Theatre soon after he ascension to being PM. He's ably assisted by former co-anchor, now producer Carol Hershfeld - married to former Listener man Finlay McDonald. The station where some "unknown" backroom boy flagged up the photo of President Bush with the tagline "Professional Facist".

And so on. They're not dedicated to any one party - only to leftism. And that means they'll happily rip the Old Left if it helps the New Left (see Campbell and Clark in the 2002 Corngate saga). But either way - they'll twist, beat-up and manipulate every right-wing angle and opinion if it serves their cause.

And I would not even mind that if only they would stop pretending and if there was a doppleganager TV network up against them.

Anonymous said...


And I would not even mind that if only they would stop pretending and if there was a doppleganager TV network up against them.


Fuck that! if National is as concered about being in for more than one term as it pretends to be - then it absolutely must fix TVNZ and RadioNZ in the first year or so.


My suggestion would be a no-bid contract to FOX NEWS to run the lot!

and every single socialist, laborist, or unionist is summarily fired

KG said...

Aussie television news is dire. The pits. Absolute shit, from the leftist propaganda of SBS and the ABC to the Britney's knickers (or lack of them) trivia porn of channels 7 and 9 and 10.
But when my wife and I first got back to NZ after a long absence, we sat down to watch the evening news, thinking we'd do some catching up on the NZ scene.
After something like 18 minutes of trivial, distorted, juvenile crap, it was time for the sports segment and we just sat there open-mouthed.
Aghast at the thought of so many people relying on this drivel to inform them of what was going on the world.
We have a television still and it's used to view movies. It sure as hell isn't fit for any other purpose.

Anonymous said...

Garners all class. Got a Wellington florist pregnant. Wife left him. I tell you. Class.

mawm said...

We have a television still and it's used to view movies. It sure as hell isn't fit for any other purpose.

A bit of cricket and occasinal game of rugby, but the rest is crap. Oh and Q5 the other day in Parliament.

Prime news at least gets it over and done in 1/2 an hour.

Psycho Milt said...

They don't like it up 'em, Captain Mainwaring!