Tamihere blasts journo: 'You stupid little girl'
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 4:36p.m.
Former Cabinet minister-turned RadioLIVE host John Tamihere has taken a swipe at the media’s coverage of his return to the Labour Party, calling one 3 News journalist a “stupid little girl”.
Mr Tamihere’s reapplication to be a member of Labour was approved at the weekend, opening the door for him to vie for a place as a candidate in the 2014 election.
The outspoken former MP was unable to attend the party’s annual conference as his membership hadn’t yet been approved. He claimed he was being blocked by those within the party who felt he was a “threat”.
Mr Tamihere has a colourful political past – he once judged and categorised his female colleagues as "front bums", his gay colleagues as "queer", and the rest were lucky if they avoided "smarmy" or "tosser".
This afternoon, Mr Tamihere took exception to 3 News’ coverage, taking aim at political reporter Tova O’Brien.
Ms O’Brien asked him this morning if he was sexist, a misogynist or a homophobe, and he took to the radio waves to voice his anger.
“Tova, go jump in the lake you stupid little girl,” he said.
“I’ve had a gut’s full of idiots like you trying to position people like me.
“Pimply little girls in a newsroom trying to position you for being cut up on a little news bite. Tova O’Brien, where the hell do you come from?”
Watch the video to hear John Tamihere's outburst.
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18/12/2012 5:11:59 a.m.
If this man got into the Labour party and then on to be PM, you'd all better leave NZ. He's a radical maori who's only aim is to make hundreds of millions via the dubious treaty process. He's a scum bag like his brother!!!
7/12/2012 8:47:51 a.m.
@ GABY; Wait a minute, what?? Did you hear what her questions where? We're not still in the school yard if you didnt realise Gaby! Her questions were that of a cabbage, a waste of anybodys time, what a joke. Be an adult. no more cabbage!
6/12/2012 11:36:39 p.m.
That John Tamihere, he can really swing his moods to become a very rude little man sometimes, can't he? Fancy beating-up on such a lovely, talented, young, up and coming Journo. Perhaps he feels threatened? or in his own words, he suffers from too many "frustrations" these days.
6/12/2012 9:16:10 p.m.
Go on Frank, you can vote for JT if he becomes the Labour candidate for Waitakere in 2014. I mean changing your political allegience for one election cycle must be worth it - just to see the feathers fly mate.
5/12/2012 9:06:47 a.m.
Shannon-Anahera White wrote:
good on ya JT, these reporters need to be put in their places and most of them speak teka most of the time anyway...but its not a good look for the Labour party, especialy if your gonna be the next prime minister....you starting to sound like Hone, only he's got Mana behind him....
5/12/2012 8:47:14 a.m.
I am not a labour party supporter but i would vote for you John just to see the feathers fly from the gaggle, what fun,I am sure the real ladies would like a real man to vote for.
5/12/2012 8:33:02 a.m.
JT will never be a Labour MP again, only way is if Labour put up candidates in Maori Seats. The Gay/Lesbian/Union side of Labour (which is pretty much all of Labour lets face it) will make sure he is not given a non maori seat to run in, or if he is it will be an un-winnable seat for Labour.
4/12/2012 11:27:20 p.m.
4/12/2012 10:16:37 p.m.
Go JT, it is his right to defend himself when he is being 'picked on' by media wanting to create sensationalism for the public. A worthy adversary against Paula Bennett at the next election. Watch the sparks fly there!
4/12/2012 2:23:03 p.m.
I like someone who tells it as they like. To hell with PC I say. Go John!!!
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