Fiery clash on Q+A this morning as Jack tried to do what no other journalist has the spine to do, and that is hold Winston Peters to account.
The explosive interview highlighted the glass jaw of Winston as he floundered around and attacked Jack for asking him the hard questions over racing donations, Serious Fraud Investigations and Winston’s sudden criticism of Labour’s quarantine policy.
Jack had every reason to ask the questions and refused to back down. Winston threw furious shade at Jack, he still didn’t back down.
This is the exact sort of journalism we ask TVNZ to give us.
What was bitterly disappointing was the open platform then given to a Plan B Death Cult Capitalist who breathlessly informed everyone that the current Covid virus is no worse than the flu and restrictions based on fear were amputating his liberty.
Jack appeared deeply ruffled by Winston and didn’t seem prepared for the Death Cult Capitalist and didn’t provide much push back on the crazy.
The Producer of QandA doesn’t have anything to apologise for in the Winston interview, but sure as hell does have some explaining to do regarding platforming such a dangerous argument during an active pandemic.
This is really bad public broadcasting – this virus IS NOT THE SAME AS THE FLU! It has a far higher mortality rate, is mutating into becoming more transmittable, there are open questions about a herd immunity being possible and there are those who are permanently crippled by the virus.
Allowing the myth that it is comparable to the flu is really dangerous
Genuinely surprised this was allowed to pass.
It was funny watching Ben Thomas and Laila Harre on the panel avoid openly criticising the angry Green twitter mob on the panel while trying to let everyone know they are to blame.
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