He’s the former Australian Labor party leader once considered the great working man’s hope of bringing down the Howard government.
As you can see from the above exchange McGregor complained about @RealMarkLatham and was then told by someone the account was a parody.
Except one thing… it’s probably not a parody.
Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett and Sky News broadcaster Paul Murray have both interacted with @RealMarkLatham as if it is indeed, the real Mark Latham.
The Australian Financial Review’s deputy editor Aaron Patrick has tweeted Latham’s column using the random “egg” handle.
BuzzFeed News asked Patrick whether Latham was in control of the account, he replied, “I haven’t asked him but based on who he follows it’s possible.”
mmmmm… anyway next evidence.
This one is the kicker.
Latham’s personal vendetta against Pryor has resulted in the writer bringing a defamation suit against the former Labor leader, which is expected to re-appear in court early next year.
BuzzFeed News has emailed, called and tweeted Mark Latham.
In the meantime, Latham enjoys notoriety for his weekly columns published in Fairfax’s premium newspaper and anonymity on Twitter. Maybe not anymore.