My thirteen year old brother rang Radio Live tonight (9:20pm 20 April) and spoke to Marcus Lush. The following is what my brother told me about the discussion after he had been cut off.
"I waited on the phone for like, 40 minutes. And when I had been on the phone for like 10 minutes, a guy said "hello, what's your name?" and I [told him my name]. And then he said, "can you just hold the line please?" And then I waited for like, another half an hour. And the kids were all going on about what they did. Then finally when I got on, the guy said "Oh hullo". He didn't say anything so I just said "Oh yeah, I went to Hamner Springs", and he said "oh you too?" and then I said "yeah, and I went on the hydroslide like 40 times and anyway, the second thing I did was, I've been going through malls dropping off petitions to get 300,000 signatures to hold a referendum so it will still be legal to smack your children." And he said "so you've been dropping these pamphlets all throughout malls so you can be hit?" And I was like, "Oh, no, not really hit, but its really taking away parent's rights isn't it, parent's responsibility". "I think it's to stop parents from beating their children to pulp... So whats your favourite way of being smacked" he said. I answered saying, "It doesn't really matter". "I was on TV the other day... I was on TV3". Then he said "so how often do you get smacked?" "Oh not that often I said". "Well, when were you last smacked", he said "About four days ago". "So why were you smacked?" "Ah, I think I was being rude actually". Anyway, so as I got going, he said "Oh, so did you go to a pro-smacking march?" I said "yes, my brother did that - it was on the 28th of March and there were like 3,000 people there, and Si and Gary were there. They were leading the march. But it was actually my brother Andy Moore who organised the whole thing. So we went from Victoria Square to Cathedral Square..." Then Marcus Lush just cut me off and said "oh sorry, got to go now", really fast, and then I was just cut off, hearing a beep beep beep."
After my brother had been abrubtly cut off by this immature and amatuer radio presenter, Marcus Lush commented:
"Oh, I just knew a pro-smacker would ring up... A beautiful night, just ruined."
What a joke - this guy couldn't even hold his own against a 13 year old boy.