On Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:03:20 -0500, Tony <lizandtony at orcon dot net
Post by Tony Post by Rich80105
Steven Joyce's fake $4 billion ''hole'' was probably worth a extra
Terrible really or is it just a simple mistake.
The persistence of bias and untrue statements from Hosking do not
augure well for anything other than persistent and deliberate bias -
his employer should be ashamed to be still employing him.
One good thing has however come from National following the public
reporting of the blunder by National - Goldsmith has said that it was
wrong and that it was a mistake. Such a turnaround from normal
obfuscation and deliberate lying is welcome indeed - well done to
Goldsmith, and may we see more of that than National's usual approach.
Post by Tony
In either case it is not nearly as bad as Ardern's failure to achieve any of
her major promises, is it Rich?
You are really a bit like Mike Hosking in your own way, Tony - never
let facts get in the way of your personal biasses do you? We have
talked before about your essential dishonesty in not acknowledging
that none of the parties to the coalition government were able to
achieve all that they wanted in the face of the ability of other
parties to effectively veto any particular proposal or policy, let
alone other events not anticipated before the last election, but that
particular reality is either beyond your intellectual capacity to
understand or something your lack of honesty prevents you from
acknowledging. Our "three party" government has hardly had 'business
as usual" during this last term. Still there is one thing going for
your unsupported assertion - the voters of New Zealand will
encapsulate their views of the various parties at the election, and
with that some perhaps will base decisions on the last 3 to 15 years
experience. We will elect a government based on those votes -
undoubtedly there will be some disappointed at some aspects of the
government parties in the last three years; or of opposition parties.
Goldsmiths acknowledgement of the mistake may mean it is not a
particularly strong negative for National, but some may as a result
recall the stench of dirty tricks still hovering over that party. I am
confident that voters will see that many important policies were in
fact achieved in the last three years, and will wish to see those
achievements and the direction continued despite the difficult
economic position the world finds itself in; your hopes may be less