Aussies continue to humiliate reporter over Jacinda Ardern interview

Australian media are continuing to mock and humiliate 60 Minutes reporter Charles Wooley after his gaffe-filled interview of Jacinda Ardern.

Australian comedian Mark Humphries has made a parody video about the "inspiring lessons from that 60 Minutes interview with NZ PM Jacinda Ardern".

I'm "one of those interviewers that asks smart women f****** dumb questions," he says.

"I'm certainly not the first - I follow in the footsteps of some of the all-time greats. Charles Wooley for instance is a big inspiration.

"His interview this week with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - it was a masterclass."

During the 13-minute report, Mr Wooley said he'd met many Prime Ministers, but "none so young, not too many so smart, and never one so attractive".

He then told Ms Ardern and 'first bloke' Clarke Gayford it was "interesting how much people have been counting back to the conception" - while Ms Ardern screwed her face up.

His awkward questioning has been spoofed by Mr Humphries, who plays 'veteran journalist Peter Muck' as he struggles to interview powerful women.

"It's hard because sometimes I'm tempted to ask powerful women questions about their careers, or their thoughts on important social issues, but I've just got to remember to stay focused and ask them questions about their workout routine," he says in the comedy video.

60 Minutes has defended the coverage, saying its reporters "have always asked the tough questions".

And 'Peter Muck' agrees.

"While lesser journalists would skip over the bangability of a leader, Wooley puts that front and centre, and that's why I look up to him," he says.

"My old journalism professor told me, the best questions a journalist can ask is what, when where who, why and I think the second best question is, when did you bang?"


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