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Oct. 5th, 2010

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From:fallaras
Date:October 5th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)

Re: And in breaking news...

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Paul Henry suspended - TVNZ statement

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10678317

Least he might be quiet for a week now...


Paul Henry Suspended

TVNZ has today suspended Breakfast host Paul Henry.

TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis said that Mr Henry's recent remarks about Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand were inappropriate for anyone in the company to make.

"I have met with Paul and told him that while his apologies were the right thing to do and that I believe he is sincere in his regret, I still consider his remarks unacceptable for any employee of TVNZ to make.

"TVNZ is a multi-cultural company that is representative of modern New Zealand's rich ethnic diversity.

"We give Paul a lot of freedom with the Breakfast programme and he does a magnificent job. But as we have said before, with that freedom comes responsibility.

"Paul is one of New Zealand's best broadcasters. He is a provocative host who speaks his mind and that is what many New Zealanders like about him. He often pushes the boundaries and that's important in a country that values freedom of speech. But I consider his latest remarks to have well and truly crossed that line.

"As Editor-In-Chief I have today suspended Paul without pay effective immediately. He will return on air on Monday 18 October.

"When Sir Anand returns from the Commonwealth Games I will be personally apologising to him."


Megan Richards
TVNZ Corporate Affairs

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From:tatjna
Date:October 5th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)

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My haven't they changed their tune from yesterday when it was all "He says what everyone's thinking but are too afraid to say." ??

Do they think we're stupid?

Also, the apology is backhanded as fuck and doesn't actually address the issue.
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From:phaetonschariot
Date:October 5th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)

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But it's okay. Paul's just a Gypo, after all.

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From:tatjna
Date:October 5th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)

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Oh but it's ok because he's calling himself that!

*snerk*
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