No long-term PR damage after NZ TV host's childish, racist comments

Over in New Zealand: first it was a TV show host’s immature jibes (think 14yr old schoolyard humour) about the name of one Delhi ministerial official, Sheila Dikshik. Then, the same host criticised that the country’s Governor General, Sir Anand Satyanand, didn’t even sound like a ‘proper’ New Zealander (Sir Anand is a kiwi born and bred). Despite the insensitive, opinionated blurtings of the star TV host Paul Henry, Kiwi PR experts believe this has done nothing to diminish Henry’s attractiveness as a media property. Sad, innit?

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3 thoughts on “No long-term PR damage after NZ TV host's childish, racist comments

  1. Are you kidding?

    Henry has cut himself out of the top media jobs. He was a favourite to take over the early evening current affairs show on TVNZ, now he is right out of the picture.

    He will be attractive in niches, some may be lucrative. But his days as an important, relatively impartial voice are definitely over.

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  2. Gerry – Sadly you may be right.

    An NZ TV and radio announcer who was stood down when news he put his girlfriend in a wheelchair after throwing her down the stairs has just got his radio job back after about 18 months.

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