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Kim Dotcom seems to think he can run an election via Twitter   Read more »

Wonders will never cease, keyboard interviewer Drinnan actually made a good point

John Drinnan, usually renowned for interviewing his keyboard has actually made a good point in his column yesterday.

It has been intriguing to see the reasoned response of opinion-makers to the Kill the Prime Minister song, and compare it with the witch-hunt against John Tamihere, which led to the broadcaster being sacked from RadioLive.

In this latest case, there have been questions about taxpayer support for the band @Peace, though this was unreasonable since the NZ On Air support was for the band, not the song. There was some chiding over the sexual references to the Prime Minister’s daughter, Steffi Key, and the obligatory cries of FFS. But overall, it was a sane response.

This was in marked contrast to the media storm that blew up over Tamihere, with the left approaching advertisers to withdraw from RadioLive and attacking Tamihere, Willie Jackson and anyone who dared suggest there were freedom of speech issues involved.

That issue came down to whether Tamihere asked the wrong questions of an unnamed young girl who called in to his and Jackson’s radio show over the Roastbusters allegations. While this person – Amy – has disappeared from sight, it appears that she was actually known to the broadcasters.    Read more »

Paddy Gower gets his pound of flesh

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Sean Plunket writes:

I have an apology to make to 3 News Political Editor Patrick Gower.

On Friday, I suggested Patrick knew about the Nicky Hager book in advance, and in particular the material relating to Judith Collins.

Patrick was tricked into coming on-air under false pretences. I then questioned him about this live on air without having any evidence whatsoever to support the claims. These claims were based on comments from listeners that I did not check and I have since discovered there is no basis for the claims. Read more »

Kim Dotcom trying to keep Wayne Tempero from speaking with media

From the Tipline:

Kim just issued a legal letter to Radio Live over Wayne’s interview

Shaun [Plunket] just read a bit out.

Basically trying to gag the media.

Don’t talk to Wayne they say.

…and so the pressure mounts.

Does show that Tempero is one of Kim Dotcom’s biggest thorns.  Every time he speaks up, it generates more legal action from Kim Dotcom to try and stop him.

 

Transcribed: Sean Plunket and Wayne Tempero Interview 18 August 2014

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

WAYNE TEMPERO INTERVIEW: KIM DOTCOM’S FORMER BODYGUARD SKEPTICAL OF POLITICAL MOTIVES

Sean Plunket speaks with former bodyguard of Kim Dotcom Wayne Tempero, about his time with Dotcom and his views on Kim’s motivation for starting The Internet Party.

In a telling interview, Tempero says he used to respect Dotcom, but has since changed his opinions of him after seeing him buy himself favours, along with his way into New Zealand politics.

“His motives are to save himself and have nothing to do with politics in New Zealand,” says Tempero of his former employer.

Wayne agreed to come on the program this morning to have a discussion, I would thank him for doing so and I would welcome him to the program now..


 

Sean: “Wayne very good morning to you”

Wayne: “Good Morning”

Sean: “Wayne can you first tell me, I just want to go background, you are, a body guard right? How long have you been doing that?”

Wayne: When I heard that music, I laughed because it’s pretty common knowledge I looked after Whitney Huston for a while when I was working for the Royal family of Brunei, she was a very hard woman to look after, I tell ya, it’s not like the movie. Pardon?

Sean: oh so the movie was partly factual?

Wayne: Yeah yeah can be, some of it , the funny part I remember that when I went to pick her up in LA, in one of the private jets, she came up the stairs and she knew who I was because she had been told we would be meeting her there, and she had a bit of a smiley face, and she said you don’t look like a body guard and it was a play on the film I have never forgotten it, but she was a hard client to look after.

Sean: Alright Wayne, now how long have you been in this business?

Wayne: 24 years

Sean: and before that?

Wayne, Um before that, I was in Dunedin umm, like a lot of Dunedin people, when I learned, I went to the freezing works, Burnside freezing works,  I was on the kill floor when in those days you made an awful lot of money and you were probably making moirĂ© than doctors actually and I learnt my trade, what I did was umm I learnt with a guy  called Jeff Todd in Dunedin and he’s the master hand to hand combat instructor for the worlds special forces believe it or not and he still lives in Dunedin and I was lucky enough to train with Jeff for over 15 years before I took the opportunity with him to do contracts overseas and got into this profession.   Read more »

Sean Plunket sticks it to Red Radio

Sean Plunket sticking the knife into Red Radio (yesterday on his show)…over political bias.

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Duncan Garner on the Internet Party

He doesn’t pull any punches.

There’s one major and terminal problem with Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party: he can’t be the leader.

He can only be the shadowy, backroom figure that pulls the strings. He will do that. And that will turn off some voters.

The other thing that should, and will, turn people off is that he collects Nazi memorabilia. He should be treated the same as any other political leader found draped in the Nazi flag: they would be crucified.

If it was David Cunliffe or Peter Dunne or, in the past, Don Brash or Rodney Hide et al, they would be forced to resign. They would be shamed and sent packing. Dotcom should not be seen as any different. Why treat him as special?

I agree New Zealand needs better internet, but does it take an “internet party” to get us there? This party is a sham and a side-show feeding Kim Dotcom’s vast wealth and ego – not to mention his desperate ambitions to stay in New Zealand, rather than rot in some American jail.

I’m just glad not all of the main stream media are fooled by the glitz and glamour of the Dotcom media show.   Read more »

Radio Live interviews on blogging and bloggers

RadioLive’s Wallace Chapman was looking at bloggers,new media and the elections this year. He talked to a few bloggers.

This was my interview.

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Perhaps the best talkback call of the year

This has to be the best talkback call of the year.

The funny thing is it was a member of the Whale army who confessed to me a couple of days laters it was him. I told Sean Plunket over a beer, which was a silly thing to do since he sprayed it out his nose.

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JT to sue Mediaworks, slams the sisterhood

John Tamihere is going to sue Mediaworks over his dumping from Radio Live.

NBR reports:

Former RadioLive host John Tamihere says he will sue MediaWorks over his departure.

Mr Tamihere and co-host Willie Jackson werestood down last month after a controversial interview with a girl who phoned saying she was a friend of a victim of the Roast Busters.   Read more »