TV3′s 3rd Degree “weird sexual experience” – viewers

The Civilian reports

via The Civilian

via The Civilian

A MediaWorks focus group put together last Wednesday to gauge reaction to TV3’s new current affairs programme, 3rd Degree, reported that viewers felt that they’d just had a sexual experience they didn’t quite understand.

Those who watched the programme as part of the hour-long focus group pointed to the disturbing, even aggressive levels of sexual tension between hosts Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner as the primary reason for their discomfort. “It was just the way they stared at one another with that intense gaze as they awkwardly traded lines” said Michael Grange, a 42 year old participant in the focus group, who described Garner and Espiner as “sexually frustrated.” “You really got the sense they were having trouble keeping their hands off one another” he said.

The pilot of the current affairs show comes after an intense two week advertising campaign featuring Guyon Espiner and Duncan Garner having excessively passionate conversations about news and “digging deeper.” In one advertisement, a visibly upset Garner confides in Espiner that he finds “nothing more frustrating” than “seeing the real story get missed.”

Read the rest at The Civilian.


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  • Travis Poulson

    Like 7 Sharp, a must miss.

  • Mr_Blobby

    So which one is the Gay Cunt.

    • Travis Poulson

      The one in the suit.

  • Orange

    I must be tired, got all the way to the Craig quote before twigging.

  • cows4me

    Yeah I got wet tingling feeling between the legs, split the rough red.

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      My stomached turned, might be the same thing.

  • mike

    It isn’t current affairs, it’s two self absorbed journo’s spinning the story their way… could somebody please come out with a real news program?!

  • rightoverlabour

    Can’t really comment, won’t/ refuse to watch any so called current affairs shit on any of the channels ) and don’t have sky tv). My homepage is now reuters. That picture of Garner is seriously disturbing……

    • Travis Poulson

      What, the ‘I’m scouting for pies’ look doesn’t do it for you?

      • rightoverlabour

        I don’t know what it is but its just creepy.That sort of pseudo waying up the facts – pondering on whether to choose the pink or the brown… type of sleazy, lurid ogling… And these damn pictures are all over billboards. I almost want to drive with my eyes closed!

        • Travis Poulson

          Lame and tacky I think the words are.

  • GeorgeRomero

    “digging DEEPER” , DEEPER , I think i know what they mean , ay, gay guy?
    I wonder about the huge”real story that has been missed”

    Like….this one!
    Aww man , i hope they uncover this one…for good old fashioned family viewing.

  • BR

    Gee, I bet even the Weekly World News is promoting buggery now, and if they are for it, the homos must be indulging in it for the good of their health.


  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Saw it, hated it. It’s just more opinion dressing itself up as “news”. Do those guys have sex together?

  • Mr_V4

    If they were conjoined like the photo, that would be entertainment, Garner out on the prowl while Espiner tries to read this months issue of the Gazette etc.

    But (yawn) even in 16:9 the format wouldn’t be large enough to fit their egos in.
    And for what a NZ ‘political expert”. Ha ha