The day that National Radio publicises a ‘survey’ produced by Matthew Hooton is a very strange day. That day is today. Hooton’s ‘independent’ ‘survey’ finds flaws in the Emissions Trading Scheme. ‘Amazing’.
For those with long memories, it reminds one of a survey the Sunday News ran back in the Dark Ages (early ’96) when Mike Moore wanted to be Labour leader again, and was trying to roll Aunty Helen. The News ran a poll which amazingly found that a majority of Porirua voters wanted Chairman Mike to lead the workers’ party. What the News didn’t mention – or maybe didn’t know – was that the ‘independent’ poll was undertaken by a couple of rogue Labour Research Unit workers firmly from the Moore-ite cell.
That Nat Rad has stooped to such levels is a pretty dark day for journalism, if we hadn’t already endured so many dark days in recent times.