Paul Henry offends someone – Yawn!

YAWN, Paul Henry offends someone, I should be offended, but I’m just not. He is paid to offend people, and frankly he is good at it, there isn’t a week that goes by without someone being offended by him.

The frothing and screaming from, mostly the left, and the handwringing of pink righties like Farrar are actually worse than the comments.

Frankly I find the 10:10 campaign ad more offensive, where children are blown up, and employees, for not agreeing to save 10% on their carbon emmissions. Yet the same people crying foul over Paul Henry’s comments are the very ones that support 10:10.

Should I be offended by Paul Henry’s comments, probably, after all he is mocking where Anand Satyanand’s parents come from and that also happens to be where I was born, in Fiji, so technically I’m not  a Kiwi either according to Paul Henry. he has also slammed me on his show, but hey, who cares, it’s entertainment.

The point is that it takes all types to rock the world, even racists with big mouths. The same people who scream about Paul Henry were absent without leave over Honest Hone’s comments about white people.

To me the biggest cop out though is the stance of @nzben, who chucked his job instead of using his position on the show to slap Paul Henry. That is cowardice. He should have given Paul Henry a serve, but he quit instead. He should have called out the little pommy twit.

Paul Henry is a cock, sure, but crying when someone says something offensive just shows how humourless we all have become.

The world needs rude people, it makes us all examine just where we stand on things that matter, and frankly the Governor-General doesn’t matter. The problem I have is I can’t support a republic until both Jim Bolger and Helen Clark are dead and buried, so in the interim we are stuck with a Governor-General.

The discussion we should be having is the parlous state of our constitutional arrangements and the complete abrogation and side-stepping of the BORA on a constant basis. But that is boring, when we can be screaming about some perceived outrage.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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