Posts Tagged ‘Mike Hosking’

The Wright Family steps into the spotlight. They’re what you probably expected.

Duncan Greive* at The Spinoff has published a really worthwhile interview with the rich, white, social conservative businessman Wayne Wright whose wealth is funding that internet radio platform, ‘The Platform’, which I cited recently. (And which seems to me to be inching its way towards Alex Jones InfoWars/Qanon/antivax ‘conspiracy’ territory.) If you’re interested in media […]

I’ve got an idea who should replace Mike Hosking on TVNZ

Do these petitions actually ever work? (Stuff story archived here because sometimes stories about Mike Hosking mysteriously disappear.) So … Mike Hosking. 14,000 and counting want him OFF the telly. That’s quite a response. What an extraordinary thing to have occurred. The criticisms seem genuine and well-founded and, I can’t recall any similar such outpouring or […]

The road to Mike Hosking, vilifier of young women

Some of us have always seen radio announcer Mike Hosking as a puffed-up little prat. I was there at Broadcasting House when this shortish young guy with a big voice and a very strange manner arrived in the Network Newsroom. He’d come across from Radio NZ’s commercial network. We were one big happy family then […]

Hey RaboDirect, if Mike Hosking’s selling you, I’m not buying.

A nasty side of radio announcer Mike Hosking spilled out into view last week as he ‘bashed’ the victim of John Key’s serial bullying. Hosking, supported by TVNZ’s OneNews, sponsored by RaboDirect, vilified the waitress whom the Prime Minister admits he repeatedly harassed, pulling her hair at her workplace over several months, despite her objections. […]