Q+A interviewer seeks to stand for Labour

May 14th, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

Claire Trevett at NZ Herald reports:

Broadcaster is considering a move into politics and has spoken to the Party about running in the Ikaroa Rawhiti byelection next month.

Mr Taurima confirmed he had been approached about standing and was considering it, but was yet to make up his mind.

“It is a huge decision.” He is expected to raise it with his bosses at TVNZ this week.

He was promoted this year to head TVNZ’s Maori & Pacific Programming after working as a journalist and presenter on programmes including Te Karere, Marae and Q+A.

TVNZ seems to be a good recruiting pool for the Labour Party!

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34 Responses to “Q+A interviewer seeks to stand for Labour”

  1. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,798 comments) says:

    Where was he when they opened the first KFC in Ruatoria?

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  2. jaba (2,089 comments) says:

    yep another neutral TV interviewer owning up

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  3. anonymouse (695 comments) says:

    So if he is unsucessful in being selected for Labour he is going to disclose this at the beginning of any interviews on Q+A

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  4. Harriet (4,524 comments) says:

    ABC journo Mckew took on Howards seat…..won it from him….entered politics….didn’t say or do anything at all….was renamed McWho by the opposition…..and lost the seat at the next election.

    Pete Garret from Midnight Oil was elected….did stuff that lead to 5 people dying at work and started 1200 house fires across Aus.

    And that’s what you get when Labour has to resort to ‘asking’ ‘known faces’ to help win an election! :cool:

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  5. sparky (235 comments) says:

    Shane Taurima, he never impressed me with his interviewing skills.

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  6. GPT1 (2,090 comments) says:

    I’m stunned. He doesn’t interview he interrupts with bullet points. Basically he’s David Shearer but coherent.

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  7. hamnidaV2 (247 comments) says:

    Good move by the Labour Party.

    This will be a two horse race between Labour and Mana.

    The Tory and Traitor Parties wont stand a chance. They may not even bother standing a candidate.

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  8. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    TVNZ is a progressive propaganda outlet.

    A bunch of cowardly left wing shills.

    They’re too yellow to allow any real argument against leftism, and they’re too yellow to even hire anyone who doesn’t fit the same leftist mould.

    Just a bunch of stinking yellow backed commie propagandists.

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  9. dime (9,468 comments) says:

    “They may not even bother standing a candidate.”

    I hope they dont. The seats are RACIST

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  10. freedom101 (462 comments) says:

    Show me a journalist who has done well as an MP. They are all complete wash outs, or worse. The worst of all was Deborah Coddington.

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  11. rob davies (12 comments) says:

    Oh FFS – stop whinging about left wing bias in the media. It’s cringeworthy when political evangelists boo and weep over perceived disadvantage. Some journos swing left, others right, and it all balances out in the end.

    Fact is, the mainstream media will lap up any kind of bias if it’s sensational or emotional, irrespective of the political hue. That’s most of the problem. But instead of working together to do something about it, activists spit and hiss at other activists about petty injustices, completely ignoring the bigger picture.

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  12. Manolo (13,386 comments) says:

    Infested by socialist leeches is a better description of TVNZ.

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  13. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    “Fact is…”

    Fact is????????

    Hey Rob, you provided a worthless screed of opinion with not one fact in it.

    Get an education.

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  14. rob davies (12 comments) says:

    Hey Redbaiter… You were the one accusing TVNZ of being a progressive propaganda outlet. Why would you demand evidence of media bias from me, you seem to have found enough to convince yourself of the vast [insert hue here]-wing conspiracy.

    Don’t hurt yourself falling off that high horse, kiddo.

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  15. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    Show me where I claimed to be providing facts dumbarse.

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  16. rob davies (12 comments) says:

    Poor boy. Do you walk through life taking things especially literally? What about obsessing about one small thing at the expense of other larger things?

    The point is, what little energy you have (that isn’t already invested in sociopathic online gameplay) would be better directed at getting rid of the bias you were (or weren’t) claiming, instead of attributing it mindlessly to one political brand or another.

    Fucktard.

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  17. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    “Do you walk through life taking things especially literally?”

    When one claims “fact is” why would one not expect that you intend for others to take it literally??

    Half educated commie loser- you need to go back to school, get rid of all the socialist indoctrination and replace it with an education.

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  18. rob davies (12 comments) says:

    Dear Redbaiter

    To answer your question: sometimes “one” claims things in point of fact. Other times “one” says things to make a point. And sometimes, “one” even says things to get a rise.

    It’s called the Art of Communication – but only by half-educated commie losers – and they can all go and fuck themselves, cos indoctrination is the preserve of the socialist left.

    Whatever you end up being in life, you’re mindless now. I wouldn’t ordinarily keep on poking you if it wasn’t so much fun…

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  19. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    “wouldn’t ordinarily keep on poking you if it wasn’t so much fun…”

    Why do commies always lie about this?

    Its obvious you’re pissed off.

    No shame you socialists, in lying or stealing.

    When are you standing for Labour?

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  20. greenjacket (418 comments) says:

    I think you make a good point Rob about the lack of any left-wing conspiracy in the media.
    And yet, I think it is fair to say that most mainstream media journalists tend to come from liberal arts backgrounds, and ‘advocacy journalism’ is the preserve of journalists such as John Campbell who are openly left-wing in their sympathies.
    I agree with you that there isn’t a conspiracy, but equally in general the mainstream media in NZ is very liberal in its world view.

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  21. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    “I think you make a good point Rob about the lack of any left-wing conspiracy in the media.”

    Never claimed a conspiracy. Its a culture, and like xenophobes, they’re frightened by those who might not think like them.

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  22. rob davies (12 comments) says:

    Greenjacket, My point wasn’t so much that there’s a lack of left-wing bias – it was that there are equal degrees of both left-wing and right-wing bias out there, and that frothy-mouthed political evangelists like our wee friend Redbaiter would get a better return from actually doing something about it than they will from constantly accusing the “other” of it. I suppose even evolution has its limits…

    That said, and for what little it’s worth, I agree with most of the points you make. While I think advocacy journalism is a legitimate feature of a media landscape, it’s become more insidious and less overt over time, and that is a concern.

    I’m less sure it’s the preserve of just the left – I can think of a few right-wing journalists who have made careers out of being professionally right-wing – but it’s become more apparent, and is no doubt influenced by these journalists’ upbringings. What’s new?

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  23. OneTrack (2,618 comments) says:

    “I agree with you that there isn’t a conspiracy, but equally in general the mainstream media in NZ is very liberal in its world view.”

    So, what you’re saying is the media is completely biased and partisan, but, it’s not a conspiracy so it’s ok. Yeah, that makes me feel much better.

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  24. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    “I’m less sure it’s the preserve of just the left”

    Of course, because like about 90% of the so called “media”, you’re left wing yourself.

    How could you ever hope to detect it when you’re dripping with it and do not know.

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  25. rob davies (12 comments) says:

    “So, what you’re saying is the media is completely biased and partisan, but, it’s not a conspiracy so it’s ok. Yeah, that makes me feel much better.”

    Errr, not intentionally. What I’m saying is that it’s unnecessary to prefix media bias with ‘left’ or ‘right’ – just call it bias, which is what it is, and do something about that, instead of using it to flog activists of the opposite hue…

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  26. Redbaiter (7,640 comments) says:

    “What I’m saying is that it’s unnecessary to prefix media bias”

    Fuck no of course everybody screaming all over NZ and Australia and the US and the UK is just dreaming. There’s no left wing media bias. Just go away you pathetic cowardly bubble dwelling apologist for a despicable industry that has less public respect these days than back street abortionists.

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  27. rob davies (12 comments) says:

    Hi Redbaiter, I didn’t see you crawling around down there. You certainly are up and atom and angry as ever, aren’t you!? Let’s see if we can get you to the mythical heights of 3,000 posts tonight, aye?

    Firstly, I never said there wasn’t any left-wing bias, but that there are equal degrees of bias full-stop. Secondly, why do you speak as if you’re at war? ‘Apologists’ and ‘cowards’ aside, he iwi tahi tatou motherfucker. I’m afraid if it’s internet respect you’re after, you’ll need to put a name to it, sweetie. And finally, don’t drag back-street abortionists into the mucky art of online political discourse. What’d they ever do to you?

    (The answer is nothing, unfortunately.)

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  28. Tom Jackson (2,458 comments) says:

    Redbaiter is NZ’s finest argument for communism. After all. Who wouldn’t laugh at seeing him sent to a reeducation camp for sexual orientation reassignment?

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  29. Viking2 (11,146 comments) says:

    rob davies (12) Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Greenjacket, My point wasn’t so much that there’s a lack of left-wing bias – it was that there are equal degrees of both left-wing and right-wing bias out there,

    ===================
    Really, then please tell us who these journos and media phamtoms are that could even be called centre left as oppossed to right wing.

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  30. KevinH (1,132 comments) says:

    By definition it’s the media’s role to scrutinize and challenge politicians, to seek out the truth, to expose lies, so that we the general populace are better informed and are not misled. To some people who are strongly opinionated, this scrutiny is often misunderstood as a left wing conspiracy which of course it is not.
    More recently however the right has become more active in manipulating news outlets to brazenly push a right wing agenda into mainstream thinking, news channels in the US such as Fox are an example of this phenomenon.

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  31. Positan (383 comments) says:

    Why is it that so many smart-ass types who’ve managed to secure a regular slot on TV, perceive themselves as possessed of the sort of stuff that would make a successful politico?

    Is it because they see it as a means by which they can do something far more positive than they can in their existing job to improve the lot of their fellow man – or is simply because their ego-driven selves are solely focused on a far higher income and extra perks than they could otherwise ever hope to achieve?

    Don’t bother with answers.

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  32. doggone7 (705 comments) says:

    Why is it that so many smart-ass types perceive themselves as possessed of the sort of stuff that would make a successful politico?

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  33. doggone7 (705 comments) says:

    KevinH (943) Says: “By definition it’s the media’s role to scrutinize and challenge politicians, to seek out the truth, to expose lies, so that we the general populace are better informed and are not misled. To some people who are strongly opinionated, this scrutiny is often misunderstood as a left wing conspiracy which of course it is not.
    More recently however the right has become more active in manipulating news outlets to brazenly push a right wing agenda into mainstream thinking, news channels in the US such as Fox are an example of this phenomenon.”

    Forget “by definition it’s the media’s role…” The media’s role is to be the media. High flown ideals are historical and incidental. The media’s raison d’etre is to make money either directly or indirectly for whoever owns it and that most basic human need, to have power and get to exercise it. You buy the media = you buy what people know = you buy the truth.

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  34. V (668 comments) says:

    Another empty head like Faafoi.

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