Lindsay Perigo, that name rings a bell…

Remember Paul Holmes?

Lindsay Perigo - via

Lindsay Perigo – via

Well, before Paul Holmes, there was this guy called Lindsay Perigo, and he was the TV attack interviewer in his day.  Think Kim Hill will trousers on.  If you’re lucky.

Well, he’s been irrelevant for several decades now, but he occasionally pops up to try and peddle his outdated wares.

To wit:

I wonder how many television viewers there are like me for whom watching the six o’clock news on TVNZ or TV3 was until recently a staple of their daily routine, but who now repair to online sources for their news because the network bulletins have become unwatchable – or more precisely, unlistenable?

An army of airheads has been let loose on the airwaves who have no business being anywhere near a microphone sounding the way they do. They don’t speak, they quack.

Of course, Mr Pedigree joined the media back in the day when all New Zealanders had to sound like they were recently snatched from the BBC

The newsreaders’ quacking, droning, grunting and mumbling are our worst form of noise pollution.

Their “yeah-no,” “you-know,” “like, like,” “awesome,” “cool,” “wodevva,” and so on are the bane of coherent conversation. Their mangled vowels and muddied consonants make swine sound educated.

They are clueless about the distinction between “children” and “choowdren,” “Wellington” and “Wawwington,” “vulnerable” and “vunrable,” “the six o’clock news” and “the sucks o’clock news,” “showers” and “showwwwwwaz,” “known” and “knowen,” “well” and “wow,” “health” and “howth,” “New Zealand” and “New Zilland”.

Aah man, he doesn’t know anythink.

But he has not lost the ability to rant and lose the plot

Not only being able to watch the news again, but also freedom and civilisation themselves, are at stake.

Really?  Lindsay?  Really?

With all the crap that’s on the news, you choose to pick on their accents and claim this threatens freedom and civilisation?


Anyway, on TV news, Americans sound American, Australians sound Australian.  What the hell is your point exactly?  That New Zealanders are degrading themselves by choosing not to sound British?

Time to hang up your keyboard buddy.


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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.

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