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Jun 18, 2012

Latham’s Henderson Watch: howling at the loon

What kind of person spends most of his adult life researching other people’s errors and telling them to get a fact-checker, but then admits his own work is so hastily prepared he doesn’t have time for fact-checking? writes former Labor leader Mark Latham.

Mark Latham

Political commentator and former Labor leader

What kind of person spends most of his adult life researching other people’s errors and telling them to get a fact-checker, but then admits his own work is so hastily prepared he doesn’t have time for fact-checking? A Henderson kind of person, of course.

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16 thoughts on “Latham’s Henderson Watch: howling at the loon

  1. Alex

    That was an very enjoyable read!

    Thank you, Dr Latham.

    Cheers, Dr Smith.

  2. garydj

    I just have to admire your fortitude, Dr Latham, in being able to read so
    Hendi-articles.

  3. garydj

    Sorry, left out the critical adjective “many” above. Like Hendi, I need to
    proof read, before I post.

  4. sean

    There’s something very satisfying about seeing a pedant like hendo hoisted on his own petard

  5. rossco

    While I also enjoy seeing Henderson get taken to task, I think it is time to set up a separate blog so that Latham and Henderson can continue their spat without taking up valuable page space on the Crikey email. Anyone who wants to continue to watch the dogfight can then do so at their leisure.

  6. gerri willesee

    Dead right rossco. Hopefully GH’s drearily predictable gig at the SMH will disappear along with the other 1899 jobs.
    Meanwhile, Latham & Henderson – who are so alike – should be encouraged into a cage-fight to the bitter end.

  7. Holden Back

    I will settle for nothing less that jelly-wrestling.

  8. John Bennetts

    They are not so alike!
    I once admired Latham.

  9. Guy Rundle

    Good god, this is the best thing ever

  10. zut alors

    An endless series of harbour cruises with the Hendi! It will be a fitful sleep tonight.

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