Garner interviewed

April 3rd, 2010 at 10:39 am by David Farrar

A very amusing interview of Duncan Garner by Michele Hewitson. An extract:

So, I’ll tell you what he had to drink: the best part of a bottle of wine and five beers, plus two more after I left. Northing would give me greater pleasure than to be able to tell you he was rolling, and indiscreet.

Alas, the only discernable effect was that his cheeks turned a fetching shade of pink (which exactly matched his shirt) and he swore more, but no great surprise there, now, is there?

Duncan can hold his piss.

He’d sent an email suggesting we book the table under Mark Sainsbury’s name, so as to get star treatment.

Now that is a good idea.

He is relentlessly competitive. He talks about going head-to-head with his great mate and competitor, Guyon Espiner, at TVNZ, like the sports journo he used to be: “We’re here to knock each other out.” I asked about a rumour that he and Espiner collude on story angles which earned me one of his eruptions: “Complete crap. It’s bullshit. I’ve heard this rumour. It comes from print hacks.”

Both TV and print bosses hate it when one of their competitors runs an exclusive, which they didn’t have.

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10 Responses to “Garner interviewed”

  1. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Of course he can hold his piss, hes full of it.

    Hes also a fine example of the very poor standard of jouralism in this country.

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  2. Patrick Starr (3,675 comments) says:

    love this part ; ” he’s so competitive that he’d even take being the least liked as a victory”

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  3. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Shame hes not as dedicated to concepts of journailism or journalistic integrity.

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  4. MT_Tinman (2,795 comments) says:

    Before reading this ad for TV3 “interview” I had no idea who this fellow Garner was.

    Now I just don’t care.

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  5. Angus (536 comments) says:

    The Herald appears to be sliding further down the hill on a weekly basis. What utter threadbare rubbish.

    Garner’s only claim to fame was his airing of [nut} Kees Keiser’s “super snooper” tapes. The man is a pathetic excuse for a journalist.

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  6. Barnsley Bill (931 comments) says:

    At least we don’t have to watch the fat twit standing in front of the Angelina Jolie pic anymore when he is giving Helen Clarke a verbal tongue bath.

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  7. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    His tounge was so far up Helen he could report what she had for breakfast Bill.

    If he did he’s call it “news” anyway.

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  8. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,684 comments) says:

    So far up himself he’s lost the map.

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  9. 3-coil (1,184 comments) says:

    Dunc is a legend in his own mind – just another repeater who deludes himself that we are more interested in what he thinks than the facts of a news story.

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  10. NOt1tocommentoften (436 comments) says:

    He can hold it to a point – but then keeps going anyway. Have seen Garner in some shocking states…

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