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Oct. 5th, 2010

08:38 am - In case you were wondering

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

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TVNZ Complaints Committee
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