No matter what we do, no matter what we say…

Back during the 2014 election campaign Katie Bradford revealed her frustration with the polls and with voters by stating to cameras that, “No matter what we do, no matter what we say, the polls still favour National.”

It showed her complete and utter bias for all to see.

This morning on Radio NZ there was another reveal, this time from Guyon Espiner when talking to an academic about housing affordability.

Espiner was astounded that the claims of Nick Smith about housing affordability were actually true and the academic was busily explaining that although what Nick Smith said was true he was still wrong.

There we have it…Guyon Espiner doesn’t like Nick Smith, and on Radio NZ revealed it all for us saying he hates to say it but Nick Smith was right.

The full audio of the interview provide the full context, but it is clear that Guyon Espiner doesn’t like to admit that Nick Smith was right…it doesn’t fit his narrative that Nick Smith was out of touch.

So, despite the claims of other media, and left-wing blogs, that Nick Smith was wrong it appears that using the Massey University Housing Affordability Index he is actually right. Housing is more affordable now under National than prior to 2008, and that has come about mainly because interest rates are so much lower now.

At least we know now where Guyon Espiner’s sympathies lie.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.