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Oct. 5th, 2010

08:38 am - In case you were wondering

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From:tatjna
Date:October 4th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Yep, you are right on the mark.

The whole idea of "what looks like a New Zealander" is just WTF.

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From:pythia
Date:October 4th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, my thought was "what do you call a 'New Zealander'? White? Maori? Henry's a douche. I was pretty pissed off at the stuff poll.

Is suspending Paul Henry for two-weeks punishment enough?

37% said "He's done nothing wrong."
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From:tatjna
Date:October 5th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
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Oh bloody hell.
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From:phaetonschariot
Date:October 5th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
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I read the article that went with it and as part of his apology he said,

"I am a Gypo television presenter."

Really? REALLY?

omg this is what I get for not reading the news for three days. At least I'm already doped up on sedatives so my anger is more of an ineffectual flailing like a tiny kitten.
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From:pythia
Date:October 5th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, i saw that, too. I also just heard a radio presenter telling the story and saying how he was off work for 2 weeks, followed by "Poor guy." NO. Not poor guy. DOUCHE GUY.
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From:phaetonschariot
Date:October 5th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
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What happened to the delusion that NZ wasn't a racist place? Or do people think as long as there's no KKK and slavery they can say whatever they want?
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From:poor_toms_acold
Date:October 5th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
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I'm really surprised that noone's gotten angry over the Gypo comment. And no, it's NOT ok because he was using it to describe himself >:-( And in response to your question, Tats, I watch morning TV every day before going to work - it's a tad sadistic but I like starting my day with a) news and b) a good yell at the TV. I live alone, can you tell?
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From:tatjna
Date:October 5th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
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Yelling at the TV is a basic human right that more people should exercise!

And yeah, that whole gypo thing made me fume - he seems to think that saying that lets him off the hook in some "Here I'm being self-effacing like a good Kiwi, that makes everything ok right?" kind of way, when in fact all he's doing is screaming "HEY EVERYONE MY RACISM IS INTERNALISED TOO!"
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From:poor_toms_acold
Date:October 5th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
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It's the equivalent to John Key 'jokingly' calling himself a kike, or even 'a Jew' (I hate that phrase) - yeah he'd be fun of *himself*, and yeah Jewish people can make Jewish jokes, but speaking as a Jewish person myself I'd be FUCKING OFFENDED. But obviously you don't have to be of the ethnicity to be offended - I'm not Roma and I'm pretty damn offended by Henry.
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From:phaetonschariot
Date:October 5th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
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Your formal complaint has been successfully received. You will receive an acknowledgement of your complaint shortly.

Broadcasters have 20 working days to respond to formal complaints. "Working days" do not include weekends or public holidays.

Regards,
TVNZ Complaints Committee
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From:phaetonschariot
Date:October 5th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
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The Chinese were here pretty damn early, for starters.
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