Marama Fox lost her debate against Imperial Tobacco by labelling Dr Axel Gietz as “Goebbels” when discussing plain packaging on The Nation.
When you resort to Nazi allegations you have lost the argument.
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox has stormed out of a TV interview after accusing a tobacco company spokesman of “peddling death and destruction and misery”.
Ms Fox got into a heated discussion with Imperial Tobacco spokesman Dr Axel Gietz on TV3’s The Nation today.
Dr Gietz said if the introduction of plain packaging goes ahead as planned, it could create a tobacco black market in New Zealand.
Ms Fox became angered during the discussion and accused the tobacco spokesman of “peddling death and destruction and misery on our people”.
She also compared Dr Gietz to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
Dr Gietz is in New Zealand to oppose plans to introduce plain packaging.