..on q&a..gareth hughes from the green party went toe to toe with shane jones..
..over protecting..or not..the ross sea..from the predations of tooth-fish plundering..
..and hughes did a workman-like job of making the case..but the encounter is worth a squizz for the unashamed p.r.-trouting for sealords done by shane jones…
..(matt macarten on the panel confirms this jones-trout-role when he offers the matter-of-fact that jones is widely known as..’mr sealord’..)
..so jones flaps his tail/tale at the behest of the ocean/environment-plunderers..that much is obvious to even the casual viewer..
….it borders on jaw-dropping..with the crux of the argument from jones being the deeply cynical/impotent ‘everyone else is doing it..why shouldn’t we just carry on..?’..
..jones also uses the word ‘scientific’ multiple times..to what ends/effect is still unclear..
..(and funny story..!..jones cites those (well-documented) green-washers-for-enviro-villains w.f.f…
..quoting from a report w.f.f. furnished for the ocean-plunderers..
..praising their continued pillaging of the ross sea..)
..which brings us to the other gareth..
..morgan is another with a huge mote in his eye..
..his mote is the almost inchoate-rage he falls into whenever the green party is mentioned..
..and this time it was no different..
..morgan echoing jones by calling the greens dreamers..and also claiming we have no way of stopping these pirates..
..if the ross sea was to be made plunder-free..(albeit in a limited way..that ‘plunder-free’…eh..?..)
..matt macarten had a logical rejoinder to that claim of helplessness on our part as a nation..
..pointing out that we have these frigates tied up in devonport..
..with not very much to do..
..gareth morgan didn’t strengthen his case by noting he also is an ocean-plunderer..for hapuka in his case..
..(really..?..does he need the money..?..)