The Dim-Post

March 22, 2016

Mike Hosking on Twitter

Filed under: Uncategorized — danylmc @ 10:00 am

Via the Herald:

I wouldn’t have a clue how big or bad it actually is because they won’t tell me and I can’t be bothered looking because I see it for what it is.

I think Hosking is referencing Antoine de Saint Exupery:

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye

21 Comments »

  1. The guy is a complete fucktard.

    Comment by Sanctuary — March 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am

  2. Sanc, that’s no way to talk about a warrior-poet.

    Comment by Phil — March 22, 2016 @ 11:07 am

  3. Mike seems to be like one of those recluses who lives in a bubble quite separate from the real world. Thus he just dismisses an alternative vie as unworthy of his attention. If he ran over a dog he wouldn’t even blink.

    Comment by ianmac40 — March 22, 2016 @ 11:20 am

  4. Crumbs no. Gives impression he cares as much as Marie Anoinette surely?
    Poor little sponge

    Comment by blondewithiqsmediabytes — March 22, 2016 @ 2:13 pm

  5. “3.Mike seems to be like one of those recluses who lives in a bubble quite separate from the real world.”
    But you’re not saying that Twitter is the real world?

    Comment by Clunking Fist — March 22, 2016 @ 2:15 pm

  6. Of course, he is employed to be one of the biggest trolls in NZ, so speaks from experience.

    Comment by Clunking Fist — March 22, 2016 @ 2:16 pm

  7. I think you both have confirmation biases Danyl.

    Twitter’s usage figures are dropping. They’re still yet to determine a viable business model. They’re firing staff.

    What about the state of play of Twitter means that Hosking should care about Twitter and why should you care whether Hosking cares about Twitter?

    Comment by Robert Singers — March 22, 2016 @ 3:41 pm

  8. As a slight aside, I see you are no longer on twitter Danyl?

    Comment by max — March 22, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

  9. @Max see https://dimpost.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/a-note-on-pile-0ns/ Apparently Danyl is just another mansplainer.

    Comment by Robert Singers — March 22, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

  10. It seems there is some ‘mansplaining’ required. Hosking IS on Twitter (@Hoskingonzb) but he doesnt use it himself, “his people” run it all for him and doesnt know or care what the response is back.
    They might give him a list of ‘his tweets’ to oK, and thats it. Its just part of their online presence and his attitude fits his usual approach “I talk , you listen”
    Same goes with his facebook account, but that usually requires a photo as well, or a youtube grab.

    Comment by dukeofurl — March 22, 2016 @ 5:09 pm

  11. Always worrying when I totally agree with Sanc
    Hosking is a fool and I refuse to listen or watch him or Paul Henry

    Comment by Ray — March 22, 2016 @ 5:56 pm

  12. Sounds like Mad Mike can’t stand competition.

    Comment by Kumara Republic — March 22, 2016 @ 6:02 pm

  13. ianmac: “Mike seems to be like one of those recluses who lives in a bubble quite separate from the real world.”

    I believe it’s called a gated community.

    Comment by Kumara Republic — March 22, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

  14. “Why does one person making one rude aggressive unacceptable remark constitute news?”

    Well, because tv and radio producers choose to put Mike Hosking and Paul Henry on news shows.

    Comment by Dr Foster — March 22, 2016 @ 7:24 pm

  15. Mike Hosking – WGAF?

    Comment by Tinakori — March 22, 2016 @ 9:13 pm

  16. foxy

    Comment by NeilM — March 22, 2016 @ 9:22 pm

  17. test

    Comment by swordfish — March 23, 2016 @ 12:22 am

  18. Why oh Why must you always be so RUDE to Mr Hosking ???

    Say what you like about the man but at least he has the gravitas and sheer integrity to take Hair Product seriously !!!

    http://www.listener.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Hosking1.jpg?4f708e

    It may have escaped your notice but we’re talking about a Talent who’s just a little bit edgy, a little bit dangerous, a little bit avant-garde. The fellow’s likely to suddenly go off on a genius riff, or delight with a wonderful little bon mot (eyebrow no doubt arched with intended irony) at any given moment.

    This thread is PRECISELY the sort of blinkered philistine pig ignorance that Mr Hosking has come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker’s cuss about the struggling artist. You excrement ! You lousy, whining hypocritical toadies. Why, I doubt that Mr Hosking would accept your apologies now even if you lot all got down on your lousy stinking purulent knees and begged him, you blackballing bastards !!!

    Comment by swordfish — March 23, 2016 @ 12:23 am

  19. Why oh Why must you always be so RUDE to Mr Hosking ???

    Say what you will about the man but at least he has the gravitas and sheer integrity to take Hair Product seriously !!!

    None of you seem to appreciate that this Talent is just a little bit edgy, a little bit dangerous, a little bit avant-garde. The fellow’s likely to go off on a genius riff, or delight with a wonderful little bon mot (eyebrow no doubt arched with intended irony) at any given moment.

    I gotta say that this thread is PRECISELY the sort of blinkered philistine pig ignorance that Mr Hosking has come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker’s cuss about the struggling artist. You excrement ! You lousy, whining hypocritical toadies. Why I doubt that Mr Hosking would accept your apologies now even if you all got down on your lousy, stinking, purulent knees and begged him, you blackballing bastards !!!

    Comment by swordfish — March 23, 2016 @ 12:40 am

  20. This is what happens when your comments disappear into the ether.

    You re-write it and …

    Next day: they suddenly all turn up like a bad penny..

    Comment by swordfish — March 23, 2016 @ 10:12 pm


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