Bless NewstalkZB’s diversity as they continue to employ a retarded host

It seems NewstalkZB has a diversity model that we should all emulate.

They continue to employ, and even give a column to, a clearly retarded person.

The latest dribble to hit her chin is an article where Rachel Smalley wails about there being no women on the coalition negotiation teams.

And so the negotiations go on.

It’s just a waiting game with National and Labour tip-toeing around parliament talking about how they can’t talk about anything right now but everything’s going well, it’s all very positive….and Winston Peters is like a rottweiler lunging at the end of his leash, snarling at the media like a dog who’s been poked with a stick one too many times.

And so we wait, like we’ve been told to….because we’ll have a new government in six days time. Apparently.

The negotiation teams are interesting, I think. And this was something Jack Tame pointed out to me on the drive programme yesterday.

Jacinda Ardern aside, there are no women in those teams. 

In the blue corner we’ve got Bill English, Gerry Brownlee, Wayne Eagleson, Steven Joyce and Todd Mcclay.

And in the red corner we have Kelvin Davis, Grant Robertson, David Parker, Sir Michael Cullen, Neale Jones and Mike Munro.

All male negotiators.

So Jack Tame, who is wetter than a  spastic’s chin is wailing too.

For his part, Peters said his team of negotiators will change. In the first round of talks yesterday a sort of meet and greet he did include Tracey Martin. 

But when I look at the two key negotiation teams, I’m reminded of that photo of Donald Trump and the team he’d amassed around him just after the election. His oval office was full of white men in suits.

And it’s a similar situation with the Brexit negotiation team too. A team of ten. One woman. All white.

All white? Ron Mark is Maori, so is Winston, so is Neale Jones as far as I know, and there is Kelvin Davis who happens to be the MP for Te Tai Tokerau. No white people there.

So not only did she forget Tracey Martin and Jacinda Ardern, but she has used her white guilt to slander everyone.

And yet women are pretty good at preventing, managing and resolving conflict and contentious issues in a corporate environment. They can take the heat out of a situation. More light, less heat, gentlemen.

Proof Rachel? What horseshit. That’s like saying women are better drivers because they have fewer accidents, yet they see hundreds of accidents in the rearview mirror.

The coalition negotiation teams should absolutely be there on merit, and many of the negotiators have been chosen because they’ve got a pretty good relationship with Peters. Old mates. They use to play rugby together. You know the drill.

And perhaps that says more about Winston, than anything. He’s from the yesteryear of politics when the corridors of power teemed with men.

But a more diverse group of decision-makers and negotiators would surely represent the interests of this country in coalition talks.

At the moment, it feels like “group think”. You may argue that’s what you need when it comes to negotiating.

Or perhaps the all-male negotiation teams that have been designed to appease Winston….well, maybe that says more about Winston than anything.

What a bunch of sexist drivel.

How many men does her show employ? Does she have equal male and female guests? If she wants to go down that path she is in for some hurt.

More to the point where does she get off on assuming anyone’s gender in this day and age. She should know better than anyone that we are not allowed to assume anyone’s gender. Neither Tracey or Jacinda would appear to fit the description of heifers or lardo’s, which most NZ women are according to her, so perhaps they simply didn’t stand out clearly enough. She is pretty blind though, especially when she squints through her left eye.

Meanwhile, I guess we should celebrate that even the retarded can get a job at NewstalkZB.



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