ed: this is a must-watch! interview paul henry did a few weeks back..
Less than two years after he launched his eponymous breakfast show Paul Henry is understood to be stepping down from the role.
(ed:..i still think one of the funniest lines from henry was his noting as a middle-aged man – that for men in middle-age the body starts to inhale the genitals..
and that is a great line to drop into a group of middle-aged men – and then watch their reactions/listen to their nervous laughs..)
The outspoken broadcaster will leave the network at the end of the year according to sources with Duncan Garner taking over his morning hosting duties.
Insiders have told The Herald an official announcement is due to be made on Thursday – following the US election and the release of the final radio survey results for the year.
Hilary Barry and Jack Tame are set to take over Breakfast next month.
But TVNZ sources have told the Herald on Sunday there is reportedly already trouble behind the scenes.
The new look programme debuts next month but it’s understood little of the show’s content will change except for the hosts.
TVNZ has yet to confirm any changes are taking place – or even that Barry is signed to the network.
The former TV3 newsreader has been holidaying overseas.
Earlier this month a Breakfast war council was assembled at TVNZ to plot the new look show – comprised of past and present producers and senior management.
It’s understood tensions are high between members disagreeing on the direction of the programme and the time frame.
Despite initial reports the new hosts would not take over until January it’s understood their debut has been brought forward to combat rival Paul Henry’s growing audience on TV3 – which leaves no time to build new sets or change the look.
..i have a theory that henry has only done as well as he has because the current opposition is so dire/such a trainwreck..
..and this pairing will have to see him up his game..’cos really it isn’t a breakfast/news/current-affair show..it is just paul henry/energiser-bunny..with his ‘lists’..with his schtick..with his bells/whistles/buttons..
(henry is very similar to those one-man-band vaudeville-performers..cymbals between his knees and all..he is just missing the silly-hat..)
previously i have recommended that viewers of henry switch to one for the hourly news-bulletin…’cos you come out of the henry show without a clue about what is really happening locally/in the world..the important stories news-schlub/henry show don’t even bother covering..
(or the ones henry finds ideologically-uncomfortable..the rightwing-slant/spin in that show is writ large..(‘hosking in the morning’?)
..and don’t get me started on their ‘panels’…
..fatuity-incontinence pretty much sums it up for most of them..
..so many of them don’t have a fucken clue..about very much at all..
..just why they are even there blabbering one is one of lifes’ minor-mysteries..
(the one service they do provide is to show up the utter vacuity/irrelevance of most media-luvvies..)
..so the arrival of ‘aunty’ barry and ‘young’ jack tame as new co-hosts on one (demographic-spread covered there..)..will i expect blow henrys’ ratings out of the water..for the first time he will see some real competition..
(..and those doubting if (former weather-presenter) tame could carry his share of the load should seek out the recent interview he did with paula bennett..where he rocked her back on her heels..with/by hard/coherent questioning..)
..so i am expecting to see a one breakfast show that will try to regain some gravitas..as in delivering intelligent comment/analysis of current affairs..etc..covering the ‘news’ of the day..hold the ‘wacky’..!..(i live in hope..!..eh..?..ever-optimistic..!..heh..!..it’s the sagittarius in me..!..i can’t help myself..!)
and please..!,,please..!..tvone..!..ditch the padding of the interminable/painful crosses to the weather-presenter..!
..please relieve us of that unwanted burden..!
..one thing that henry show does get right is a snappy/efficient graphic of weather-forecast..
..and that’s really all ya need..!
I don’t doubt it is an honestly held belief but I am almost certain it is born of ignorance.
(ed:..how kind/generous of you – i think they are just heartless male physical-appendages – what some would call ‘heartless-pricks’ – c.f. paul henry..)
‘Choice’ is relative.
The kinds of choices I have made in my life are a world away from those that severely housing-deprived people have faced.
While I pondered what to study at university other teenagers wondered whether living on the streets would be safer than staying in a house where violence and abuse were the norm.
The concept of choice when it comes to homelessness is more often than not the decision people make when they have no other options.
It is completely understandable that sentient human beings would take ownership over such a choice – as self-determination is not the exclusive domain of the privileged – but we betray our own obliviousness when we attempt to reconcile a homeless person’s decision-making process with our own.
What stands out to me the most however in among all of the countless damning media stories about homelessness – is the complete lack of the most basic thing of all: leadership.
Who exactly is accountable for our skyrocketing homelessness?
Housing New Zealand?
While we are currently witnessing plenty of buck-passing we’ve yet to see a leader stand up and tell us that they have everything in hand.
(ed: the afor-mentioned paul henry reached a new nadir of vileness the other day..
this followed a news-report on a scheme in sydney to help the homeless by providing fitted-out shower-buses – where the homeless can at least wash/shower/clean-teeth etc..can try to claw back some basic shards of self-respect/human-dignity..
after the report henry sneered at this plan – saying it would just encourage people to make the ‘choice’ to sleep rough..
..and the most depressing thing is not so much what an uncaring prick henry is..(we already knew that – his latest outburst just confirmation..)
..but that he is the voice for the ‘uncaring’-masses/nz’ers out there..
..with of course john key the most uncaring/heartless-bastard of them all..)