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Eating Media Lunch

2008

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The Eating Media Lunch team picks over the year's most shocking and memorable moments and dishes out its annual awards including the highly coveted New Zealander of the Year.

About the show 

Power, politics and the plummeting fortunes of the rich and famous dominate this season's Eating Media Lunch.

The award winning (Best comedy, Qantas Film and TV Awards 2008) media satire show turns its attention to the pursuit of power around the world.   

"Everybody knows that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  I'm not sure how that applies in this situation but it sounds like a good quote and makes me sound like I know what I'm talking about" says presenter Jeremy Wells.

EML has gone global to observe the King of Tonga's majestic coronation and the media who parachuted in to cover it.

From religious conservatives in one of the poorest countries of the world Wells then mingles with even more religious conservatives at the Republican National Convention. 

"It was like The Hajj of the hard right.  Every Republican old and young was there to whoop and holler in the name of conservatism.  Even dead Republican Presidents showed up in spirit."

Closer to home, EML is on the election campaign trail with an array of candidates and an unconventional focus group.

"Obviously New Zealand is an inconsequential shithole but we thought we'd cover our elections out of sympathy.  Also, it was a chance to rack up some more air-points".       

It's not so much fear and loathing as trepidation and antipathy, observes Wells.

"Many candidates, and I don't want to name names, they know who they are, simply refused to front up for EML."

Rounding off the season EML dissects the year's extraordinary events with The Most Shocking Moments of 2008 and the announcement of the coveted New Zealander of the year award.

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