Nov 21, 2012

Latham’s Bolt Watch: meep, meep, it’s Coyote and the Road Runner

To examine the criticisms by Andrew Bolt and others (including Julie Bishop) that Julia Gillard should have reported to police about her ex-boyfriend's "slush fund", Mark Latham speaks to the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Michael McGarvie.

Ex-Labor leader Mark Latham has turned his special skills toward analysing blogger Andrew Bolt’s crusade to bring down Julia Gillard over the Slater & Gordon AWU story. 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.

Welcome to round three of Latham’s Bolt Watch …

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36 thoughts on “Latham’s Bolt Watch: meep, meep, it’s Coyote and the Road Runner

  1. Edward James

    Perhaps reading the above string from Mark Latham. It is a good thing voters are not required to rely on the law courts for the information which influences their votes. Edward James


    Why does Crikey give over so much space to Mark Latham

  3. Edward James

    He was chosen then bailed on those who elected him. That alone makes him a resource for Crikey. Is he paid or like the rest of us subscribers? But he dose have a point when he tells Crikey readers he contacted the Legal Services Commissioner in Victoria, Michael McGarvie (the official who regulates lawyers and deals with ethical complaints against the legal profession) for comment on the obligations of lawyers in dealing with clients who may have broken the law. Edward James

  4. heysoos

    Seems obvious to me – Andy’s in love with Julia and Julia is not reciprocating – poor Andy.

  5. Edward James

    With Labor nationally stinking and rotting from the head down like a dead fish. They and their supporters must be so enamored with all those members Williamson, Thomson, Obied, Sir Lunch a lot Mcdonald, Roozendaal and those others caught rorting payment claims who are working so hard at bringing the Labor Party into disrepute. Edward James

  6. geomac62

    Posted Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Why does Crikey give over so much space to Mark Latham
    Could you elaborate as to what your above comment means ? Do you resent Latham the person or the topic he is writing about ? Maybe you think something else but hard to gauge what your question entails . Picking Bolt comments apart is like shooting fish in a barrel I guess but surely thats not the gripe .

  7. John Bennetts

    Edward has thrown a bunch of stuff together in hope that quantity will trump quality and that some link between (say) the Prime Minister, circa 2012 and Obeid, circa 2000, will emerge.

    Well, Edward, real persuasion is different than slagging off.

    I, for one, enjoy the light relief provided by Mark Latham’s thoroughly researched exposures to facts and to logic of the Bolt’s splenetic nonsense.

  8. Hugh (Charlie) McColl

    Edward James, none of the listed (alleged) “rorters” were members of federal parliament and there is no suggestion that Thomson is currently rorting. You are entitled to your view that the current Labor leadership is rotten “from the head down” but there’s little evidence for it. Sure, people are unhappy with the Rudd coup but that’s in-house business, it’s now years ago and frankly the Labor leadership team that will go to the next election would be enviable under almost any circumstance. Minority government has not been good for image development but it hasn’t actually done any harm either.
    I’m sure you aren’t overly influenced by conservative and ‘old white man’ media so I can’t understand why you expect that Julia Gillard will change any of her spots at this late stage? Labor looks electable now – are you going to go the protest vote and bring on a Tony Abbott Coalition government? I doubt it.

  9. iggy648

    Maree “Why does Crikey give over so much space to Mark Latham?” (I added the ?) Can you be more specific? What is it that he says that you object to?

  10. Edward James

    Hugh (Charlie) McColl Those others caught rorting payment claims were State level Labor party politicians but Labor party members never the less. While what their rorting was, is not in the same league as those other Labor Party Members including Obied, Macdonald, enough to result in Labor leader NSW John Robertson calling for the approved leases to be stopped. Currently what is being considered by voters in the court of public opinion is evidence of those Labor party members lined up outside ICAC in NSW, so close to Christmas. When it suits the Labor party tax payer funded spin doctors, are quick to use the dodgy claim Labor Party activity is defined by their Local, State and Federal members. This garbage distinction dose not stop Labor party members from political inbreeding. Edward James

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