Mike Hosking: Michael Jackson radio ban is PC nonsense

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Friday, 8 March 2019, 12:09p.m.
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Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all. 

Here's a taste of what he reckons.

Mark Taylor. 

0/10.

"What a knob, and not a knob we want back here. The government missed a trick on not being staunch. 

He presents, as thick as he may be, a clear and present danger to this country. 

And all we currently have to handle it, is a justice system that favours short sentences, bail, rehab and ankle bracelets." 

Kieran Read. 

8/10.

"Not like it was a shock, but it focuses the mind as to just how good he is, and just what he's given to the All Blacks. 

And what a way to go out eh? With a third World Cup win." 

Hamish Bond. 

9/10.

"Imagine being that good you can go from boat, to bike, back to boat as the will takes you.

Which sport will he go to next?"  

Postcode Cancer Treatment.  

0/10.

"More statistics this week that show you're twice as likely to survive bowel cancer in Auckland than elsewhere. 

Why, why, why do we put up with this? It's 2019, not 1833." 

James Shaw and his travel spend. 

2/10. 

"Spent more of our money putting down his carbon footprint than any other politician. 

I can smell the hypocrisy from here." 

Banning Michael Jackson from the radio. 

3/10.

"Please. Along with the students bunking off with their free Warehouse Stationary posters, can we please just put a small handbrake on the PC crap that’s swamping our current thinking?"

Trade Me. 

20/10. 

"20 as in years in business. 

A simple yet brilliant idea that made a lot of people rich, and changed the way we got rid of crap.

And someone now thinks it's worth over $2 billion." 

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