Hunter becomes Hunted, Plunket challenges Campbell

John Campbell is usually all over twitter spouting forth with his pearls of wisdom…today it is total silence.

Sean Plunket tried this morning to get his comments on Radio Live…I blogged about that earlier.

Then he called him…  

Rod Drury sums it all up very well indeed.


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  • Blue Tim

    Typical Marxist media hypocrite. Beaten fair & square so does a Helen Clark and is unobtainable

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Sandpit is empty

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Typical leftie, goes to ground after being exposed for his lies, hysteria and mis-information. John Key did a great job loosening the nuts, I wonder if today the wheels have come off Campbell Live’s political campaign?

  • CheesyEarWax

    The lights are on but no one is home?

  • Dave

    Let this serve as a warning to the other Leftie pinko media whores, Key will answer, and just might bury you in your own lies and misinformation. Well done Mr Key.

  • Michael

    haha “Hope you’re having a great day” dripping with sarcasm much?

  • blokeintakapuna

    I wonder if Campbell has ever heard the fable “Be careful what you wish for”
    Bet he’s not looking forward to Key returning to his show again…

  • Kiwikea

    It was a great watch. Campbell has more paper on his desk that Kevin Rudd, but was still totally lost. Campbell really needed a life line like phone a friend, although judging by Twitter no one would have picked up.
    And doesn’t Geoffery Palmer come across as a raving nutter. Maybe that where Campbell got his interviewing technique from?

    • Positan

      As to Geoffrey Palmer, one so full of himself and so self-important, the man appears quite unable to grasp that his short and unmemorable prime-ministership was but an incredible fluke of circumstance, not the result of any actually demonstrated leadership qualities. In 1990, eight weeks before the election, his party turfed him, grasping both at straws and at the long obvious fact that, as a political leader, his charisma was simply non-existent. If he’d been possessed of personal honour, how could he have accepted knighthood for such a woeful performance in fronting his internally disintegrating party for fifteen months?

      I’ve watched Palmer for years and his brittle on-stage body language seems to exude that he lacks personal confidence. This is further sustained by the fact that some time around 1976, he’d enquired into becoming National’s candidate for Nelson for the ’78 election, something he abandoned on learning that all National candidates must face a selection panel. Oddly enough, in 1979, either having undergone complete change of political philosophy or surrendering to ambitions far greater than such philosophy, he became Labour candidate for the safe seat of Christchurch Central. I assume that, in Labour, whatever the rigors of “selection,” they can be made far more accommodating and manageable.

      • Hazards001

        So in short are you saying Geoffrey Palmer is a mealy mouthed wannabe intellectual with the charisma of a hyperactive rattlesnake and the sense of a lemming?

        • Positan

          Your interpretive abilities exceed and transcend the paucity of my literary efforts. Frankly, I attempted no such description.

          • Hazards001

            Fair enough..let me rephrase and suggest that I am.

  • rockape

    Cambell sat there, a pile of pre-prepared questions. An earphonre to at least one producer feeding him lines. Key on the otherhand had done his homework and sat there with no notes looking calm and took Cambell and his team to bits. Watch tonight,Cambell will have no opposition and be up for some UTU!

  • Lion_ess

    Guess he can always get a job with The Herald – … decent journalist, trained and skilled (snigger).

    • blokeintakapuna

      The Horrid does have some standards… that they consistently fail to meet… but that’s beside the point…

  • Col

    John Campbell has gone too ground, now looking at what has been said, and now understands GCSB, I heard he rang Shearer to tell him that everything him and Russell Norman have been saying was bullshit and had put JC in a position that was not to his liking.

  • blokeintakapuna

    The comments left on the Campbell Live site (Disqus like here on WOBH) are really giving it to Campbell…
    What’s the bet, Campbell now has something urgent to personally investigate for a few weeks somewhere remote?

    • grumpy

      Must be good, they’ve shut it down.

    • peterwn

      He could always investigate the UK windfarm scene and report back to NZ viewers.

    • GregM

      Nope still up, I just added my two cents worth.

  • kevin

    Hands up who is going to watch campbell on 3 tonight? Should be a major mana salvage programme… lol

  • Rodger T

    Oh,the Humanity!

  • Bryan

    gee the Army boys at waiouru missed a chance they could have arrested Campbells crusaders for breach of security and held them hostage till campbell apologised to their Boss JK

    • Hazards001 that went………