Eye to Eye Uploaded
Press Release from Waatea News and Wakatere Media.
Eye to Eye Uploaded
Leading Maori broadcaster and political commentator Willie Jackson previews Eye to Eye Uploaded, a multi-platform series of interviews that he’s aiming to put in front of media radars next year.
Eye to Eye Uploaded will include but not be limited to hard hitting, political interviews. Jackson says that he’s looking forward to interviewing people whose stories have a strong public interest.
“I’ve been a political commentator for many years so it’s no secret that politics is my forte. However I’m also interested in championing those who make a difference in our communities.”
But don’t expect any soft and fuzzy interviews from Jackson. “My style is to be fair and ask the hard questions without denigrating the guest, unless they absolutely deserve to be.”
In the first two interviews which were recorded on August the 29th political right and left wing personalities, Whale Oil Cameron Slater and Martyn ‘Bomber’ Bradbury.
Jackson’s punchy; no holds barred style of interviewing is evident from the start.
He asks Slater why he was so disrespectful to a family whose son was killed in a car accident and why he refused to apologise to them and the people of Christchurch whom he called ‘scum'.
In the Bradbury interview, Jackson challenges Bomber and his left wing mates about their failure to condemn the “Kill the PM” song and asks how they could minimise the effects of a song that promotes the raping of the Prime Minister’s daughter.
Eye to Eye Uploaded’s first two interviews make for riveting and fascinating viewing. They will be released on Radio Waatea News website this week.
The multi digital platform provides more options for viewers to access the interviews and post comments on them.
Jackson says, “I really like it that once it’s uploaded, an interview that starts off with just two people can almost immediately engage many more in the discussion.”