How racist is the Paul Henry Show? Calls Maori Party Treasonous and speculates on bringing back the death penalty

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Paul Henry’s talents as a broadcaster were on display while he was away. You are always reminded that whatever you think of the right wing garbage that spews out of his mouth, he is a very well crafted broadcaster who knows how to move a show along.

Unfortunately that doesn’t go far enough to forgive this mornings show.

Is the Paul Henry Show the most racist TV3 has? Yes. Yes it is.

This morning Paul was calling the Maori Party treasonous for not supporting Helen Clark (despite having extremely good reasons not to) and speculated whether the death penalty could be used to punish their treason.

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Don’t get me wrong. Boorish comedy aimed at thickos is fine, 7 Days and the Ben and Jono show have made that a staple diet of TV3 for almost a decade, but playing to the garden variety bigotry of Kiwi’s to denigrate an indigenous rights Political Party and then suggesting the death penalty really reminds us that NZ has barely moved beyond the 1880s.

Stick to the bum and fart jokes please, politics is too serious for Paul Henry to shit on.

Paul Henry is Trump without the hairpiece.

 

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  1. yes Martyn so hear is another display by Government as traitors/Racists also!

    “but playing to the garden variety bigotry of Kiwi’s to denigrate an indigenous rights Political Party and then suggesting the death penalty really reminds us that NZ has barely moved beyond the 1880s.”

    Yes we still have large skeletons in the cupboard me as a Pakeha understands exist from the 1880’s,

    And for just one example the rail system as run down as it is become from the current Government, and some parts commandeered from the original Maori indigenous land owners from those days also without any reparations to date or rail services returned to them as when the road and rail access was taken off the Māori then they were given a letter from Government promising these services would be “of great advantage to them” when taken and not even consulted when taken away for their “Jonkey cycleway of National Importance”

    Government are truly traitors and racist also in every way upon us all.

  2. There is potentially huge benefit for all New Zealanders in having Helen Clark get the job. Was it really time for the Maori Party to swallow their pride on this one occasion?

    • No Helen Clark shouldn’t get the job she did a huge confiscation of the (never sold/ given away by Maori so they must own it) sea bed and foreshore.
      The only thing she can do for NZ at the UN is remind everyone that we are still a tragically racist and colonialist society. We are already on the security council what is that doing for us other then keeping us under the thumb of warmongering nations?
      Seems like this country hasn’t had an independent thought since the early 80s.

      • So right Janine. I too hope that Helen Clark does not get the UN role that she is after. Her human rights actions in NZ leave a lot to be desired.
        Yes the Labour Party and Police may have apologised to the Tuhoe Nation, but I do not forget that as Prime Minister she used the Tuhoe Nation as a practice for terrorist raids.
        I wonder if those innocent families and in particular the children on the school bus that was confronted with masked armed gunmen have been given the counselling and compensation they should have received in lieu on this government botchup.
        I wonder if these families have forgiven or forgotten.
        I bet Helen Clark hasn’t forgotten – and good on those who are reminding the world of Teflon Clark’s true image.

  3. The tory Maori Party are treasonous for supporting the key National government over the last 8 and a 1/2 years.

    I stopped watching racist, bigoted dumbed down NZ TV few years ago, and have been better off for it.

  4. Why is this racist. Are we too assume that Act or some other small party would not be treated the same way if they didn’t support her too?

    • The point is that this isn’t the first (and surely won’t be the last) time that Paul Henry uses racism for ratings.
      If you rely on racism, sexism and schoolboy smut to keep your ratings up, it says a lot about yourself and the kind of audience you want to attract.

    • “Are we too assume that Act or some other small party would not be treated the same way if they didn’t support her too?”

      Paul Henry would never call ACT “traitors” or contemplate bringing back the death penalty to punish them for “treason”. He would have found a way to compliment them for their brave dissenting voice, representing “liberal values”, “personal freedom” bla bla bla neo-liberal propaganda bla bla bla. He picked on the Māori party as a dog whistle to his casually racist audience.

      The deeper political undertones here are that this is a shot across the boughs of the Māori Party. Media attack dogs like Henry, Hoskins, and the Whale, have been giving the Māori Party an easy time because their votes are backing the right treasonous traitors… er… party in government. They have just been given a taste of the lash, and warned to make sure their loyalties stay in place going into the next election.

  5. How treasonous is the national party?

    Importing a whole bunch of barbarians (whoops I mean muslims)

    That is high treason, dereliction of duty, and a complete failure of their duty of care to New Zealand!!!

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