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Sep 24, 2010

The Latham/Henderson double act

This week's Wankley goes to a dual bout of disingenuousness between the upstanding director of the Sydney Institute, Gerard Henderson and fellow Fairfax columnist and former Liverpool Mayor Mark Latham.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

This week’s Wankley goes to a dual bout of disingenuousness between the upstanding director of the Sydney Institute, Gerard Henderson and fellow Fairfax columnist and former Liverpool Mayor Mark Latham.

Yesterday, Latham penned his weekly screed in The Australian Financial Review, in which he took Henderson — who he branded a “pedant” — to task for apparently misrepresenting Australian Electoral Commission data in this opinion piece published in The Sydney Morning Herald on September 7.

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2 thoughts on “The Latham/Henderson double act

  1. zut alors

    Both these blokes need a hobby. Perhaps golf, stamp collecting… or even something constructive like raising tree seedlings for re-forestation.

  2. Tom McLoughlin

    At least with Latham we know where the Parliamentary super comes from. Why does Fairfax not make Henderson declare his source(s) of funding?

    Why indeed does the ABC not require this of Henderson?

    How hopeless. How broken. How systemically corrupt. It is such a glaring oversight in the checks and balances of accountability in the public square that it bespeaks a fixed game.

    Best democracy money can buy Lib Lab style.

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