The Labour Party diverted a press conference that was to be held outside a supposedly overcrowded South Auckland house after its occupants denied they had housing problems.
Oh dear. They can’t even organise a photo op competently, so how on earth could they run a country?
Other media had reported there were 17 people living in the Bairds Road, Otara home including in a tent on the front lawn.
But as media waited on the street for Labour leader Andrew Little on Tuesday a man came out to say he was the owner of the house and the claims had been greatly exaggerated.
The tent had been erected because the family were renovating, said the man, who declined to give his name.
“They say there’s 17 people living here, it’s not true,” he said.
So the media all reported this claim uncritically, and you wonder why trust in media is falling. We only find out the truth because Labour was moronic enough to arrange a press conference outside the house, without anyone actually talking to those who lived there in advance.