Nov 16, 2012

Latham’s Bolt Watch: Why Andrew is wrong on Gillard and Slater & Gordon

The former Labor leader trawls the coverage of the Julia Gillard's Slater &Gordon affair on Andrew Bolt's blog to test the allegations -- and Bolt's assertions -- against her.

Mark Latham

Political commentator and former Labor leader

Fresh from the success of Henderson Watch, Mark Latham now turns his attention to Gerard’s conservative brother, trawling the coverage of the Julia Gillard Slater &Gordon story on Andrew Bolt’s blog. Latham claims to have uncovered a series of false, ridiculous and “outright outrageous” information on Bolt’s blog, a claim rejected by Bolt in a lively exchange of emails and telephone calls between the pair.

Here, Latham takes up the challenge of demonstrating why he thinks Bolt is wrong on Gillard’s past as a lawyer. He has promised Crikey several stories of this nature. We bring you Bolt Watch …

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15 thoughts on “Latham’s Bolt Watch: Why Andrew is wrong on Gillard and Slater & Gordon

  1. robinw

    Jesus, that was a mistake! I’ve just eaten and then read about Bolt. Back in a sec, must visit the little room!

  2. (the other) HR Nicholls

    VERY excited at the prospect of Bolt Watch.

  3. Peter Shute

    Really Andrew Bolt and the obsession with Julia Gillard’s alleged past is typified by the recent horrendous false accusations against Lord McAlpine.

    The internet and dodgy websites are used to prop up each false allegation. One site links to another and visa versa and each infers the truth by doing so.

    And because some bloke says he will reveal all if he is excused prosecution (and why shouldn’t he be prosecuted if he has done something dodgy ?)is about as dirty as it gets.

  4. Edward James

    Get off it Mark Latham! It was reported Blewitt has made a statement to his legal council Gelbelly. It is Blewitt who is offering to give a statement to Victorian police if he is given some limited immunity from prosacution. Why is it when politicians are in deep =hit they keep claiming prove it in the court of law. They stood up and asked us to vote for them, presenting as the best on offer at ballot time to represent us constituents. around the times of Liverpool, Canterbury Tales, MacQuarie Bank Edward James

  5. CML

    All this AWU stuff, from all sources, is just a beatup! It will not have the desired effect of removing Gillard.
    However, IMHO none of it will matter – the Labor party will NOT win the next election with Gillard as PM. Too many of us remember how she got the position. And if you have to vote for her as the best of a bad lot? Forget it!!
    I’d rather vote informal.

  6. Edward James

    When it suits the Labor Party nationally is all the same Local, State and Federal, one political brotherhood. When the $hit hits the fan they are quick to distance the three levels from each other politically. It can’t change the fact that Labor Party numbers are so low they are inbreeding, to the detriment of Australian taxpayers. It sucks when a legitimate complaint about the political abuse of due process and corruption at the local government level is passed up to State level and ignored there. The two parties not much preferred just continue to act ignorant. Edward James

  7. Edward James

    When you vote informal is it because the alternative is too complicated? Just wondering Edward James

  8. klewso

    I don’t like shit sandwiches either – be they served on “wry” or “hole-grain”. I can elect to not have them stuffed down my democratic throat.

    Give me a salad, with a large slice of a chance of winning, served with the shortest list of policies I can’t support – and the Greens can hold the balance of moderation in the upper house.

  9. klewso

    Peter Shute that’s “a daisy chain of self-gratification”?

  10. klewso

    When it comes to shaping public opinion – with his filamental pubic reach, thanks to Murdoch’s mycelium domination of market share – Blot is “The Mould Master”.

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