Nov 26, 2012

Latham’s Bolt Watch: a lunar Right eclipse? It’s a cover-up!

Make no mistake: Andrew Bolt is Australia’s answer to Donald Trump -- a devastating commentary on the moral and intellectual decline of conservatism in this country, declares Mark Latham.

Mark Latham

Political commentator and former Labor leader

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 four of Latham’s Bolt Watch …

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31 thoughts on “Latham’s Bolt Watch: a lunar Right eclipse? It’s a cover-up!

  1. klewso

    “Trial by media – good! Trial by social media – bad!”

  2. klewso

    I can’t understand Blot’s fetish with “Gillard’s slack morals”?
    When it came to “Honest John Howard” (of “a myriad non-core promises” fame) the same crusader was decked out like Chaucer’s Pardoner selling his hero’s virtues to the electorate.
    What’s he got against Gillard – “not enough lies”?

  3. David Hand

    This weekly free hit by Latham on Bolt has become peurile and boring. It might have been slightly amusing once.

    Give Bolt an opportunity to reply of just drop it.

  4. oldskool

    you seem to be missing the point, that Bolt takes a free hit at anyone he doesn’t agree with and no-one holds him to account. He has a blog, a radio show and his own television show- exactly what is stopping him from replying? Why should Crikey (especially given the contempt he has shown) give him another outlet to spout his drivel?
    Or his this another example of the curtailing of his free speech?

  5. tinman_au

    Nice work Mr Latham, your scrutiny of Mr Bolt is so much more interesting/amusing than that of Mr Henderson (but then he is a fairly dry subject I have to admit).

  6. John Bennetts

    David, Bolt has more than adequate avenues by which to respond to Latham’s truths.

    The fun of it all is that every time he tries to respond, he only digs the hole a little deeper.

    Yes, it is a bit tedious… that is Bolt in a nutshell.

  7. Edward James

    Most people who are able to post a comment on a Crikey string from time to time are able to think for themselves. Any expectation of balance is certainly adversely affected by the rusted on political nature of certain people Labor and Liberal! Right now my position is Labor from the top to bottom is just no dam good ! Mark Latham may be a clever wordsmith attracting attention to Crikey, but the fact remains he is a Labor quitter! Edward James

  8. SusieQ

    Not sure what your point is edward james, bolt should be held too account.

  9. Edward James

    SusieQ Bolt is exposed to the same defamation laws as you or I am, just like Latham. If they are defaming people or using injurious language the aggrieved parties are entitled to hold them to account. My point is “rusted on political supporters” have no room to move when shown the inconvenient truth. Mostly “ghost posters” just keep sprouting the same old political garbage. Edward James

  10. Edward James

    asked and answered susiQ Edward James

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