Broadcaster Wary of going Under Knife after Hospital jab in New Zealand
Celebrity South Seas talk-back host and radio station proprietor Sean Plunket was anticipating a surgical ablation operation having suffered a minor heart attack in quite recent months.
The New Zealand political commentator’s pulse accelerated when he found himself prominently described in social media as “hateful scumbag Zionist.”
It quickened even more when he discovered that the author worked as a heart surgeon and in the same department in which the news man was scheduled to undergo his own cardiac surgery.
Mr Plunket now rang the hospital and was put through to the social media posting surgeon.
His equilibrium was hardly restored when the surgeon revealed that, he was in possession of Mr Plunket’s case notes.
Mr Plunket’s full name is Oliver Sean Plunket and the surgeon addressed him as “Oliver.”
As Sean Plunket’s tale was unrolled before his radio audience as the show stopper became a heart stopper.
According to Mr Plunket when the surgeon discovered that his caller was Sean Plunket, the surgeon hung up on him.
Unravelling subsequently the surgeon’s own social media postings Mr Plunket’s heart rate would not have improved with the disclosure that the practitioner viewed everything through a deeply religious prism.
Mr Plunket’s antecedents are Irish.
He has consistently voiced total, unqualified and unequivocal support for Israel in the Hamas conflict.
His radio station The Platform which is actually an online streamer fills the vacuum created by aloof influencers in free-to-air broadcasters and the daily newspapers.
These take their cues from The Guardian and the BBC which results in a voguish uniform nationwide progressive positioning on anything at all.
In contrast The Platform rubs the nose of its audience in the knaveries going on all around it, tearing away the layers of professed noble intentions shrouding the underpinning special interests and their motives.
Aware of The Platform’s disdain for chic posturing the mainstream studiously ignores the disruptive vernacular coloniser made landfall in its midst.
Mr Plunket in the bizarre circumstances surrounding his imminent heart operation can now be seen as the commentator who effectively brought to an end this South Seas nation’s cherished view of itself.
This is its perception of itself as a country of religious tolerance.
A carry-over from the Front Page era Mr Plunket’s long career has been unusual in that it has been characterised by his making the news in addition to reporting it, or commenting on it.
Victim culture’s arch critic now contemplated his own victimhood via participatory journalism in a turn of events that by his own testimony was unwitting, accidental.
His revelation that religious activism has penetrated a citadel of his country’s professional structure which is heart surgery indicates still further erosion of the nation’s once fabled reverence for its professional institutions.
On a daily basis he continues to chip away at the established media’s reliability and impartiality by drawing attention to the way in which it receives pay-outs from the taxpayer.
His proud boast is that The Platform neither seeks nor will accept the government subsidies doled out to the rest of the media for seeing things its way.
As an ardent foe of the imported cancel culture and nudging 60 years Mr Plunket in his risk assessment may be contemplating taking his chances and cancelling his own pending surgical procedure.
In contrast his latest and seemingly accidental participatory story will see his mainstreamer peers even more anxious to wheel him into whatever or whoever awaits him in the operating theatre.