Sunday, March 30, 2008
Taking a swipe at HPC.co.uk
Phil Spencer, the television property expert, was taken aback by the insults that rained on his head last week. The presenter of Channel 4 programmes, including Location, Location, Location, was described as a "confidence trickster" and a "smarmy snake-oil property-porn merchant". His crime? He had dared to suggest that the property market was not collapsing. Kirstie Allsop, his 36-year-old co-presenter, has also been the target of seemingly orchestrated ambushes when she has taken part in radio phone-ins. The "doomsters", who express their views on a number of "property crash" websites... have a vested interest in talking down the market and spreading fear and uncertainty.