I have refrained thus far from making any comment on the hype and ballyhoo over Paul Henry's remarks.
However, it is fascinating to see the lengths to which the Left will go, in their attempts to have him sacked. It seems they regard him as a cockroach to be squashed. A right winger nestling in their private little coven of leftist seat warmers at TVNZ. A veritable interloper.
Well, Adolf hopes the shouters actually do persuade TVNZ to fire Henry. I reckon he'll make close to $20 million out of it if Hawkesby's case is any guide.
You see, he'll simply go to the Employment Court and wave his contract in which there will be various clauses which will allow him to say:-
"I was simply complying with my employer's instructions. They required me to be controversial and to go right over the top because they desperately needed an improvement in their ratings."
That's the real reason for TVNZ's foolishly bland initial reaction to the fuss. It was all part of a ratings strategy.
Now we might see who the real Dickshits are.
July 29 in history
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