Mark Latham attacks Rosie Batty, ‘elitists’, domestic violence on Triple M show

Mark Latham is to have a one-off radio show on Triple M. Photo: Channel 9 The infamous meeting during the 2004 election which many believe cost Labor the election.
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Psychologist Sandy Rea challenges Mark Latham. Photo: Channel Nine

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty. Photo: Eddie Jim

Mark Latham is to have a one-off radio show on Triple M. Photo: Channel 9

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Mark Latham has given listeners a taste of his upcoming Triple M radio show, attacking cultural elitists, domestic violence and “political correctness gone beserk” in a teaser ahead of the one-off special on Friday.

In a podcast ahead of the “Lathamland” special, the former Labor leader said domestic violence was a tool of a feminist left and rallied against what he called “the curse of political correctness in Australia”.

“There’s been a real surge in political correctness over the past couple of years in Australia and quite frankly it’s pissing off a lot of people who don’t like being sneered at, who don’t like being called racist or sexist, who don’t like being told what they can and can’t say,” he said.

In the 20-minute clip posted to the Triple M website, Latham alleged a group of self-appointed, unelected elites were trying to re-engineer Australian society.

He also accused Australian of the Year Rosie Batty of being part of a feminist group using domestic violence for political gain and a campaign “against all Australian men”.

“Surveys show women are safer than ever before, that, sure, there are some unacceptable incidents of domestic assault in the community, but they’re no worse than they were 20 or 30 years ago. Why this big national push?”

“A lot of it of course has come out of Rosie Batty’s role as a spokeswoman for the feminist movement, the left feminist movement.

“That’s the thing that worries me about the domestic violence campaign. It’s being run for political reasons. It’s left feminists pushing what they call definition of patriarchy. They think Australia is a patriarchy.”

The 54-year-old, who was last year exposed as the creator of a Twitter account which targeted high-profile Australian women, said it was wrong people couldn’t use terms like “negro” or “mussie”.

“What’s it come to when someone says ‘I don’t like being called that’, and you can’t say it? It’s a denial of freedom of speech. It’s political correctness gone beserk.”

The one-hour show will be broadcast on Triple M on Friday afternoon at 12pm, with the station promising to “rattle a few cages”.

The “Lathamland” podcast generated an unsurprising amount of outrage on Twitter, with people calling Latham a “revolting individual” who was “screeching louder” to overcome his irrelevancy.

Triple M was also attacked for being a supporter of the White Ribbon Day campaign while broadcasting Latham’s domestic violence denialism.

Latham has become a walking headline in recent months thanks to his baiting appearances on Karl Stefanovic’s The Verdict.

The former politician, who was leader of the Australia Labor Party from 2003 to 2005, told Stefanovic ‘negro’ was an unoffensive term and said the people of Western Sydney, where he lives, would agree with him.Mark Latham. domestic violence is a “coping mechanism” for men Apologist for #dv, revolting individual #auspolhttps://t.co/r0bnGkTC0E— julie (@juliecorb) January 21, 2016Mark Latham and MMM are gutless wonders: open the phone lines and let listeners unleash on him instead of a monologue ivory tower. #auspol— Michael Byrnes (@MichaelByrnes) January 21, 2016Some men struggle with strong & capable women. Mark Latham is leading the pack & needs to learn from @RosieBatty1 instead of attacking her— Fi Slaven (@SlavenFi) January 21, 2016Somewhere out there is an alternative universe where Mark Latham became prime minister. Pity them.— Paul Farrell (@FarrellPF) January 21, 2016Mark Latham’s response to his own flailing relevancy is to just screech louder. What a sad man.— Jonathan Brown (JB) (@JB_AU) January 21, 2016Here’s where @TripleMMelb support White Ribbon day. https://t.co/7vZHGzJpfw And then they podcast Latham. https://t.co/4lcY8vRQ86— DeeMadigan (@deemadigan) January 21, 2016. @ WhiteRibbonAust hey will you still accept @TripleMMelb ‘s support? https://t.co/4lcY8vRQ86— DeeMadigan (@deemadigan) January 21, 2016

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