WHOOPS! “FUCK YOU BRAD”.

I dare not use the term “FUCK YOU BRAD”. 

Many of us are beginning to realise the leadership of council is rather self centred, thin skinned and demonstrably inept. In fact there is concern as to who is actually directing the city. 

DOES THE MAYOR REALLY GIVE A FUCK?

Poor Brad didn’t have his familiar cheesy grin in place when The Herald printed their controversial headline a couple of weeks ago. He delivered  a severe rap over the knuckles to The Herald’s editorial team. It must have been like being hit in the kisser with a damp (undoubtably recycleable) nappy.

YET HE WAS SILENT WHEN AN EX SQUEEZE ADVISED YOUNG GIRLS ‘FORGET YOUR PANTS’  WHEN GOING TO CONCERTS’.

A few weeks ago Brad did not say a word, other than provide tacit endorsement, when one of his former ‘squeezes’, City Ward Councillor Rachel Pemberton, encouraged girls who were planning  to attend the Falls Festival to wear a recommended dress code:

‘NO KNICKERS, SEE THROUGH BRA (or no bra) and FUCK ME BOOTS”’ 

Pemberton made  the comments  on her ratepayer funded blog. 

Is there a sniff of hypocrisy in the council chamber? You bet there is.

The Herald team apologised over the juxtaposition of their headline which made it appear the comment was made by indigenous leader Bropho. But the story was solid.

THE TROLLS WERE OUT

It seems obvious that the Cult of Brad was activated over the headline which clearly ruffled the poor possum’s fur and the trolls were sent out to do battle. The Herald’s letter pages were littered with the cult’s self righteous comments.

WHO IS THE REAL HERO?

Fremantle Backchat would like to meet the real hero of this story – the woman who told the Mayor to get fucked.

Here’s the original story from the Herald, sans Mr Bropho.

Trolls can contact:

Roger Garwood, Editor, Backchat

editorbackchat@gmail.com

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5 thoughts on “WHOOPS! “FUCK YOU BRAD”.

    1. He didn’t make a comment Andy. Doug Thomson openly supported her comment and BP endorsed the comment. Not a single councillor commented, which indicates a tacit approval. Had any male made such a comment he would quite rightly have been ripped apart by council and feminist groups. Our local Minister for women issues, Simone McGurk, would comment when asked.

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      1. I was referring to this comment in the Herald. Nothing on the Pemberton issue from the Mayor though!

        LETTERS 2.6.18 | Fremantle Herald Interactive
        https://heraldonlinejournal.com/2018/06/01/letters-2-6-18/

        Chook unique
        IT takes a unique incompetence to be vulgar, inaccurate and inflame racist attitudes – all in one three-word headline.
        While the J Shed issue was hotly debated at the Fremantle council, it was done so in a way that was largely considered and respectful.
        To focus on one moment of inappropriate swearing, to inaccurately represent this as a direct quote – when those three words were never said – and to then put them next to an image of an Aboriginal man who has only ever been measured and polite was a new low for the Herald.
        Someone at the Herald obviously decided they had got this terribly wrong as by the time the online version came out the headline morphed into the unremarkable “J Shed tavern approved”.
        I don’t need an apology, I’ve got a thick skin, but the families of Fremantle and Herbert Bropho deserve one.
        At the heart of that apology should be a commitment for the Herald to raise the bar of public debate and to not keep dragging it into the gutter.
        Brad Pettitt
        Fremantle mayor

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  1. Roger

    I wonder if I should continue to encourage you!!

    It’s to the point and only quotes as I see it – has a good deal – a lot – of impact, so now let’s see ..

    COLIN

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