OU Vote Chat

October 27th, 2011 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

I didn’t realise that the interviews with different politicians as part of the OU Vote Chat 2011 were on You Tube. You can view the channel here.

The most viewed one so far is Part I with . I’ve listened to many of them. Bryce has a good interviewing style, where he lets the pollies talk, but also comes back to stuff they gloss over.

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12 Responses to “OU Vote Chat”

  1. rouppe (971 comments) says:

    So John Key is poison….

    This from the man who wouldn’t want his daughter dating a white man. This from the man who thinks all white people are mother-f**kers just because they are white.

    There is poison about, but a lot of it comes from Hone.

    And I thought this interview was lightweight. No challenges, no real controversial searching questions, no idea of what he wants to do policy-wise. Just slogans like 240,000 children below the (ever increasing and hard to define) poverty line.

    Bah!

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  2. Longknives (4,746 comments) says:

    “I see myself as a supporter of anybody who is Anti- America”

    So Hone supports Al Qaeda??

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  3. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    thanks for that..

    ’tis a most excellent interview..

    ..and of course..an indication of the possible support he/mana may engender is clearly demonstrated by the outbursts of spontaneous/heartfelt applause from that pakeha audience in that bastion of pakeha..

    ..otago..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  4. Longknives (4,746 comments) says:

    I disagree re the appraisal of the interviewing style-This guy seems to be almost supplicating at Hones feet when he makes endless moronic/nonsensical comments. For instance when Hone bleats about “Those poor wee dark fellas getting tasered” any journalist worth his salt might mention that those being tasered are in fact committing/or about to commit extremely violent offences against other persons. And as for Hone’s “Maori must be compulsony in schools, it’s as important as Maths and English” angle…A good journalist might query ‘Why’??

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  5. Bryce Edwards (248 comments) says:

    Thanks for the plug for Vote Chat David.

    The Vote Chat meetings can also be watched in real-time. Today I’m interviewing Bill English at 12 noon, and you can watch the live-stream at this address: http://www.bit.ly/ruN37y

    And we try to use Twitter as much as possible during the interview. The hashtag for the meeting is #OUVoteChat2011 – and the Twitterstream is projected up on the wall in the meeting. So we look for questions and responses occurring on Twitter throughout the interview. So you send your questions for Bill English using this hastag.

    And tomorrow, we’ve got the Greens Holly Walker (#12 on the party list) at 1pm, and Mana’s John Minto on at 2pm.

    Eventually the Vote Chat interviews will be able to be downloaded in full as video podcasts from iTunes.

    We’re very fortunate to be using the University of Otago Media Production Studios, where they have three high-definition cameras and a very professional set-up.

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  6. big bruv (13,895 comments) says:

    Phool

    733 Minimum wage jobs advertised this morning on Trade me.

    How many have you applied for today?

    [DPF: 20 demerits. Do not start flame wars]

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  7. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..A good journalist might query ‘Why’??..”

    and a ‘good journalist’ might also note that this was the source of one of the spontaneous outbursts of applause..eh..?

    ..and really..given yr history of rampant racism on this site..

    ..that’s a meh! to you..eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  8. Pete George (23,562 comments) says:

    I haven’t been considered interesting enough for Vote Chat like other Dunedin candidates but they were nice enough to let me tag on to Peter Dunne’s chat. For anyone that wonders what I look or sound like:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMyssJmzB-k

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  9. Longknives (4,746 comments) says:

    Philu-

    I went to Otago University- The only people who would be seen dead at a left wing Political debate/interview are the student activists. The same type of smelly, unwashed, pot smoking, ‘eternal students’ who are cluttering the Octagon as we speak.

    I can assure you that a small crowd of about twenty wannabe socialists and student activists positively salivating over Hone’s every word is certainly not an accurate representation of Otago University…

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  10. Longknives (4,746 comments) says:

    Where are you in those videos Pete? Are you the stoned guy with the ‘ZZ-Top’ beard??

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  11. Pete George (23,562 comments) says:

    No, not him but I had a good chat to him yesterday and I’m on his political show on Radio 1 at 11.30am Friday.

    I come in part way through part 4 and I’m there all through part 5. It should be kinda obvious.

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  12. JamesMeager (18 comments) says:

    Thanks for the plug DPF!

    While some might not like the conversational style of interview, the point of Vote Chat is not to be confrontational and debate with the guest. It’s instead supposed to give an insight to the candidate or politician’s beliefs and backgrounds, rather than a chance to put forward political party policy. Obviously with Hone, the line between person and par is blurred, but if you check out the other Vote Chats you’ll see a similar attempt to get the personal views and beliefs, rather than just the party messages.

    Bearing in mind that Bryce is a politics lecturer, and not a journalist, it should be obvious that his interest is more in what makes politicians tick, rather than the ideological justifications for their policies, or the search for a “scoop”. The point is that we invite them alone to speak with us, not for us to speak at them.

    Anyway, if you’re on Facebook and are at all interested in keeping up to date, the Vote Chat Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/VoteChat2011

    Thanks again!

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