Monday, October 11, 2010

Good riddance to racist rubbish

So, Paul Henry has resigned. Good riddance. The man was a vile little racist who pandered to the worst elements of our society for ratings. Fortunately, his advertisers seem to have realised (and impressed upon TVNZ) that that contaminates their brand. Hopefully this will be a lesson to them.

Sadly, it hasn't been a lesson to Henry. His resignation statement is full of self-pity and victimhood, a complete failure to acknowledge the severity of the hurt he has caused, another exercise in insincerity. Still, he's gone. And now maybe we can have breakfast television hosted by an actual journalist, rather than a clown, and which reports the news rather than denigrating anyone who doesn’t fit into the host's North Shore worldview.