TVNZ got it right

I’m disturbed that there are a lot of people decrying Paul Henry’s sacking by departure from TVNZ. I’m astonished that it’s possible to dig up a single negative response to his demise. One caller to NewsTalk ZB said that it showed what a small-minded lot we are. Really? What are these people smoking? If the disgusting puerility of the Sheila Dikshit incident didn’t justify a parting of the ways what on Earth would? Bombing the Beehive? Interfering with little boys? Genocide?

The man needs help.

(O.K., maybe bombing the Beehive wouldn’t be a sacking offence.)

Have these Henry supporters actually watched the grossly offensive clip? It wasn’t just the racism and the cruelty and the offensiveness. It was unacceptable that any adult could behave in such a disgusting pre-adolescent manner in public—never mind on publicly funded broadcast television—without being summarily dismissed. If he gets a golden handshake courtesy of you, the shareholder, it will be a disgrace.

In 45 years working in the armed forces, the merchant navy, and in industry I have never before seen a grown man act in such a manner.

p.s. Don’t send in the black helicopters. I was just kidding about the Beehive.

Tempting though. 🙂