Mark Latham, the angry white man
Mark Latham is an Australian author, and was also the Leader of the Opposition in the Australian legislature from December 2003 to January 2005. His campaign for Prime Minister was derailed by the revelation that he once punched a fellow council member, and his party fared worse under his leadership than it had in any election since 1917.
Since that disparaging defeat, however, he has attempted to maintain a public person through the violent vulgarity of a privileged white male. In 2005 he released The Latham Diaries, a diatribe attacking many of his former colleagues and members of the Australian media. He spent eight years being paid to write more of this bellicose belly-aching in a regular column for Australian Financial Review. They eventually fired him, when he chose to accuse Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, whose son had been murdered by his father, of "exploiting her personal tragedy" and "doing more harm than good" by shining a light on the issue of domestic violence. Personally, he says, he considers domestic violence a "coping mechanism" for men.
Oh, and one time, in a family restaurant, he physically attacked a press photographer from The Daily Telegraph, and smashed $12,000 worth of camera equipment, in full view of both his young sons. #Dick #Latham #BadMan #OpLeader #Oz