Andrew Little has had a melt-down in front of the cameras, arguing with Patrick Gower about his “cooked up” chinky bashing figures.
Andrew Little has lashed out at TV3’s political editor Patrick Gower, calling him a “desperate journalist”, as he got angry over questions on Labour’s foreign buyer campaign.
Earlier this month Labour used leaked data based on Chinese-sounding names as proof of a foreign buyer problem in Auckland.
It said 39 percent of the names where of Chinese origin, while only 9 percent of Auckland’s population was Chinese.
Little was asked this morning about a TV3 story last week, in which 3 News visited some of the people on Labour’s list only to find they were actually New Zealand residents.
The Labour leader took exception to a question which included the phrase “cooked up data” – telling Patrick Gower
“I’m not going to stand here and have a desperate TV3 reporter use inflammatory language on this, cooked up – what was cooked up?!”
Little added: “You don’t understand, you’re making stuff up”.