Q+A Nicky Hager: my source may release the raw data
Q+A Nicky Hager: my source may release the raw
Q+A Nicky Hager: I think what we're
seeing is damage control not debate
Politics” author Nicky Hager told TV1”s Q+A programme
that he believes his source will release the raw data that
he based his book on.
“I think if it comes out,
which I have a feeling it is going to come out, I think that
if people read it, it'll actually be worse than the book,
because while I had to make it a readable book and take
things out, when you just go page after page of this
cynicism and the nastiness it's quite an experience.”
On National’s reaction to his book - “I think what
we're seeing is damage control not debate.”
Q+A, 9-10am Sundays on TV ONE and one hour later
on TV ONE plus 1. Repeated Sunday evening at 11:35pm.
Streamed live at www.tvnz.co.nz
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