MEDIAWATCH: Radio Ratings – Jacinda needs to go back on Mike Hosking’s Breakfast Show

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As a radio junkie, I have to acknowledge ZBs total dominance of the market…

Newstalk ZB claims top radio ratings spot for 14th year running

With Newstalk ZB’s winning streak continuing in this survey, Mike Hosking Breakfast also continues to reach massive audiences. It boasts more than 504,000 listeners – about 185,000 more than any other breakfast show in the country.

…the Left are haemorrhaging male voters, Mike has those voters, Jacinda must come to the Mike.

I thought dumping their weekly boxing sessions between Mike and Jacinda was a strategic mistake by Labour. I believe you have an obligation as the PM to front to the largest media detractor to your Government and without question that is Mike Hosking.

The woke identity politics activists are all about deplatfoming and view any debate as enabling the far right, you can see that dynamic at play as poor Guy Williams gets cancelled by the woke Twitter Lynch mob right now for his Leo Molloy interview.

However, this isn’t about woke deplatforming, it’s about trying to win over voters on a media platform that is hostile to you.

Jacinda on ZB isn’t about ‘enabling hate speech, it’s about convincing the ZB audience to vote for you.

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It’s called winning an election.

Labour are losing men to the right, Mike has those men, Jacinda needs to win them back.

I think Labour urgently need to consider a weekly return to Mike’s show for the election year regardless of the nonsense the woke are crying about today.

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107 COMMENTS

  1. She would be too scared now there is an Opposition worthy of the name .She would have to account for the child poverty the hospital system collapse lack of houses crime particularly including guns and ram raids the list goes on and on the radio the smile and head inclination has no effect.
    I cannot abide Hoskings and what he stands for and going on his station would only feed into his already swollen head

    • She would have to account for the child poverty the hospital system collapse

      Indeed and more than that, housing my goodness.

      But we all know Jacinda’s smiles, wrings her hands and says I know we have to do better, such empathy!

    • I don’t think National can be considered a worthy opposition, it’s just that this is the most incompetent Labor government NZ has ever had which is “led” by the most incompetent PM NZ has ever had.

    • You’re right Trevor.
      Arden only looks good when handed patsy questions by fawning media.
      Under pressure from a competent journalist her real persona would emerge.

  2. I always think you learn more about the politician when interviewed by a detractor. I found her interviews enlightening on Hosking. My only issue is that Hosking would interview her and listen to her response, but then 10 mins after the interview completely misconstrue what she had just said, and she doesn’t have a further right of reply. It does him and his audience a massive disservice.

  3. Christ! Hosking would wreck her…and, he would not set out to do that either…He only needs to remind her of her promises, and various statements over the years…and getting actual answers out of her.

  4. Adern stopped going on his show because she lacked the competence to go toe to toe with Hoskings and that was before she fucked the country up.
    She will never return because she would be a big, stupid, moving target.

    • What a nonsense we all know who Mike loves to cuddle up to and I regularly hear on ‘media watch’ the many lies and distortions that man puts across on his programme.

    • Except of course as the commentator has already pointed out, she used to and when she did Labour polled much better than they are now. So as a matter of historical fact, she didn’t do poorly at all, but I guess your feelings trump facts.

      Anyone who thinks Hosking is a credible or even decent debater is thicker than pigsh!t. He can’t even get the most basic facts straight, and this I not just his obvious and willful lying, the moron barely understands the most elementary ideas around statistics. Hosking does well the same reason trump does well, there’s a huge swath of people who are both bigots and dummer than a bag of hammers and love to hear the same dumbsh!t they feel, being spewed out in the media.

      As for Ardern’s record, her handling of various crises has been good to extremely good. She hasn’t of course done much to change fundamental structural issues, which is a crying fucking shame, but the idea that child poverty is her fault is moronic, it was a key problem that she ran in before her party was elected, that the degradation of our health system is her fault again requires a level of stupidity which is barely fathomable. While I think labour ignoring the advice of its own inquiry about how to fix the housing crisis was BS, it was fuelled, actively, by National before her, and will be again if/once they get back in. Things got much worse under Key in all those respects. And unless you’re the PM of Australia, the key driver in the escalation in gang violence (501 policy) is beyond one’s control.

      As for the idea that she’s NZ’s worst ever PM, then you simply can’t remember back to the one directly before, or Key, or Shipley, or even Lange (for all his intellectual gifts it was under his leadership that neo-liberalism was introduced wreaking havoc to the country) let alone Muldoon. And that’s just the ones in my lifetime.

      • 1000% correct. It’s only right wing tribalism and the shut down of Whale Oil that we’re seeing uneducated right wing posts on TDB now.

      • i disagree about your second to last paragraph — the hypocrisy was disgusting about the poor. But you capture Hosking, though I obviously haven’t followed him in many a year.

    • He’s a slavish idiot for the rich — know him well from the 90s media on. Him and his unnatural eye-blistering teeth. We on the rational side know Jacinda could deal with him with her little left intellectually, our prob is with her philosophy. Which comes from failed pig-farmer Roge Douglas.

  5. Putting Jacinda back on Mike’s show would be a good way to tank his listenership. I personally switched off when she came on – all that spin made me feel really dizzy!

    • I don’t listen to Hoskings generally, but made a point of listening to some of his conversations with Adern when the word got out that she was doing a shit job of them and yeah, she every response was either avoiding the question or an obvious lie.
      Was just horrible to listen to.

      • I stop listening when I realised it was a right wing radio extremist station.
        Hardly surprising Hosking was dropped as an election moderator. Perhaps it was to do with him cuddling up to Key with his wife Kate.

  6. Wait, are you saying St Jacinda would actually answer any of Mikes questions without saying ‘I refute that’, ‘I reject your premise…’ or the classic ‘I’ll have to get back to you on that’
    As much as I would enjoy hearing Mike actually asking her the questions that our MSM should have been asking for 3+ years, don’t ever expect her to actually answer a question that has not been pre approved to be asked.
    Ohhh and another point to think about: If your most valuable ‘asset’ as a political party is damaged, then the party as a whole is damaged, so I guarantee she will never go back onto his show as she is on a hiding to nothing…how in hell can she defend the terrible stats, how?

    • I think Mike Hosking and I think “only idiots cars and then he did. I think Mike Hosking and John Tamahere and I think an out of course settlement due to Hosking making baseless claims against Tamahere.
      Hosking is a walking talking gobshite and it’s hardly surprising all those supporting him hang off his every word as they can’t think for themselves.

  7. Nah ..fuck that…. he’s a waste of space and a bully, poorly informed and ignorant…like a lot of his listeners!

    People listen to him because he reinforces what they are already thinking …. It’s a form of mutual masturbation.
    It wouldn’t matter what Jacinda said, he would just rubbish talk her as soon as she got off the phone.

    The best way to deal with idiots like Hosking and his ilk is to not give them any oxygen.

    Those blokey blokes have done their research on facebook, reinforced their thoughts with their ‘mates’ at the pub and listened to Mike. What else is there ? They know everything there is that needs to be known about everything and no ‘girly’ in a skirt is going to persuade them otherwise!!

    • How is he a bully Grant?
      Are you saying anyone who asks/demands an answer from a politician is a ‘bully’?
      Or just the interviewers who press St Jacinda for an answer?
      I can assume you were perfectly happy for Judith Collins to be ‘bullied’ with interview questions, or any other National/ACT MP…. assumming your pulling out the ‘mysoginy’ card and it’s unfair to ask for a straight answer from St Jacinda if a male is asking the question Grant?

      • I’m right ,your wrong… Hosking is not a journalist and is not qualified to do interviews ..he a fraud…a fake…
        He doesn’t interview …he lectures and then talks gibberish over the top of an answer if it doesn’t suit his agenda..

        If you want to observe how a serious professional journalist /interviewer operates watch Simon Shepherd on TV3’s the Nation on Saturday morning 9.30.
        In fact this past weekend he interviewed Chris Hipkins and it was engaging and informative all the way through because of the way Simon conducted the interview.

        He drills down and asks all the probing hard questions without resorting to being a smart arse and doesn’t gabble incessantly over the top of an answer or rubbish the interviewee once they’ve left.

        Hosking is the antithesis of what it means to be a professional, which is probably why he appeals to the N.Z bogun fraternity who call Jacinda ‘Cindy’ or other such derogatory terms.

    • “It wouldn’t matter what Jacinda said, he would just rubbish talk her as soon as she got off the phone.”

      No one disagrees with that.

        • It means he either blatantly lies or very obviously misrepresents people, their opinions, situations, events, causes, consequences and namely basic fucking reality to support an ideology that has repeatedly been shown not to work, wherever it is followed. And he’ll say the dumbest, most obviously, humiliatingly (if you have a conscience or shame) BS stuff to do so. He is the textbook definition of a hack, whore or shill.

          if you don’t understand the pretty simple words that were written above, I think this is all well over your head, Bob. You should sit it out.

  8. Nah ..fuck that…. he’s a waste of space and a bully, poorly informed and ignorant…like a lot of his listeners!

    People listen to him because he reinforces what they are already thinking …. It’s a form of mutual masturbation.
    It wouldn’t matter what Jacinda said, he would just rubbish talk her as soon as she got off the phone.

    The best way to deal with idiots like Hosking and his ilk is to not give them any oxygen.

    Those blokey blokes have done their research on facebook, reinforced their thoughts with their ‘mates’ at the pub and listened to Mike. What else is there ? They know everything there is that needs to be known about everything and no ‘girly’ in a skirt is going to persuade them otherwise!!

    • yeah you’re right Grant BUT it doesn’t alter the fact that over half a million misogynists listen to this ugly ignorant little fucker!
      That’s who we are.
      Jacinda does have better things to do with her time but she also needs to figure out a way to counter this douchebag before the election. The numbers speak for themselves.
      Media training dahling media training.
      Oh and some serious research with data plus ethical arguments to counter the gibbering barrage of ignorance.

    • yeah you’re right Grant BUT it doesn’t alter the fact that over half a million misogynists listen to this ugly ignorant little fucker!
      That’s who we are.
      Jacinda does have better things to do with her time but she also needs to figure out a way to counter this douchebag before the election. The numbers speak for themselves.
      Media training dahling media training.
      Oh and some serious research with data plus ethical arguments to counter the gibbering barrage of ignorance.

      • I was never aware that listening to someone’s radio show meant you automatically agree with them 100% of the time on what ever topic they are discussing or with whom and by default you become misogynistic.

        Thanks for clearing that up, can you tell me who I cam listen too?

        • Pedro great point.
          Every night a 6.00 pm thousands of New Zealanders watch the news on TV1.Does that mean they agree 100% with what’s presented.

          • Get real!!…Hosking doesn’t present news ..
            He just makes stuff up …in his tiny little brain… engages the motor mouth to try and convince all his listeners that he is right and then rants if he is not agreed with or proven to be wrong… which is most of the time…

      • Mike Hosking must be a know it all as he seems to have got the better of most commenting on this site.( Not that it would be difficult)
        As I’ve said before I don’t listen to him but he’s obviously so good I might start.

        • Bob canceling others “opinion” who’d have thought? You should listen to Hosking, you’re cut from the same sadistic cloth.

  9. I know a lot of people switched away from RNZ on their drive to work because of all the woke BS. Some ex labour voters even switched to Newstalk ZB. And no, not me, I draw the line at Hoskings!!! I so wish he’d left for Australia on one of the many times he had threatened to do so!

  10. Jacinda is a chicken. She scared of being embarrassed and hates being questioned or argued with. Maybe she should practice with Hire a Hubby Clark before coming back to Hosking. Mind you…Clark will just roll over and take it like good boy.

  11. Mind you I have a better strategy for Jacinda: I think she should send Bert to interviewed by Hosking. He has all tye answers.

  12. She should go on Mike’s Show. It’s a better match now. If she can explain why Labour’s policies suck in the short term but return dividends in the long it would boost her on air cred. Nothing wrong with having a good set to either if both parties can debate well.

  13. Do we really really want Jacinda to get reelected? I mean why? What really has she accomplished? What hollow promise with a catchy phrase can she sell us?

    Labour would sweep to power, unassisted, Hosking or no Hosking if they stopped the bullshit and honoured just one important promise, build affordable housing! End the anti mental health generating motels and build social housing and the reason is, ownership is a fantasy in this ruined market. In no small part thanks to our dear leader. NZ would be such a better place!

    They could if they wanted but they don’t.

    So don’t sup with the devil just to cling to power. The spoon ain’t ever long enough!

  14. I think the left could mop the floor with him but they don’t have any faith in their own beliefs and so just go for low hanging idpol fruit.

  15. Lol no way she can appear with Mike without eating a huge amount of humble pie… ‘kindness’aside shes got dar to bigger ego for that…. next she’s gonna refute that shes refused to go on…

  16. Absolute bullshit Martyn. Ardern doesn’t need wankers like Hosking. Look at the latest polls, Ardern up and Luxon down. I wouldn’t listen to the Hosking wanker if you paid me. Waste of brain cells.

  17. “As a radio junkie, I have to acknowledge ZBs total dominance of the market…”

    But hopefully that doesn’t cloud your view of what public service radio, and indeed broadcasting generally is/should be about.
    It should be OUTSIDE a “market”, OBLIVIOUS to SPECIFIC demographics (such as age, race, sexual fluidity et al), with a mandate to educate, inform and entertain with demographic diversity.
    It is the electronic public sphere. open to all and allowing the expression with all = that is its goal (which it is not doing that well at the moment
    Fuck ratings, Fuck the market the market. It’s society’s soapbox and vehicle for expression with all the components that make up that society whether popular or not.

  18. hoskings is a 10th generation smudgy photocopy of piers morgan, he thinks shouting at, is interviewing.
    we deserve better, hell the right actually deserve someone more competent.

        • You’re just not trying. You remind me of that scene Debates n the Blues Brothers when Jack tries to buy a piano off of Ray Charles and claimed that the Piano was out of tune. Really Jake didn’t know how to utilise it.

          So just like debate is the gentlemans sport of fighting and like fighting you have to practice. Personaly I really enjoy bullying National Party and Act Party members from the comments. I started practicing here on the daily blog with all our trolls. I love my troll army. My troll army curb stomps yours.

  19. And worse than anything is to have my words not my own. And Labor blogging media libs are ok with this. Why should anyone sign up to this site or trust anything they read? How disgusting and repulsive! e hiahi ana ahau ki taku whakahoki!

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