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Mark Parton channelling the parrot’s malignant brain?

By johnboy 9 January 2009 54

Sweet holy jesus.

Check out this rant from near-run ACT political candidate and 2CC morning presenter Mark Parton.

Here’s some of my favourite highlights:

    The youth of our nation are out of control. The jackass generation who believe that it’s really funny when someone else gets hurt have no fear of the law…

    They must have felt like Aussie soldiers marching into a Taliban stronghold…

    We’ve got some problems in this country of ours.

Because the kids in this country were always little angels and never caused any trouble in the past eh Mark?

Either he’s inciting inter-generational hatred for cheap ratings points, or he’s woefully ignorant of Australian history.

UPDATED: Joebananas posted the below text as a story just as I was posting this one. I’ve added it here as I don’t think Mark’s ego could handle two stories about him in the one day:

    I was amused to hear Mark Parton on 2cc just before 10am today sign off an interview with the following:

    ‘And that was Jeremy Hanson, one of the new members of our pretend parliament’.

    So what does that make Mr Parton? A failed pretender to the pretend parliament who is no longer pretending to be a pretender? If he runs again next time will it just be a pretense? Was he pretending all along?

    And I notice his website is still up. He says a lot of passionate stuff on there for someone who thinks the whole thing is a joke.

    http://www.markparton.com/portal/

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peterh 9:24 am 12 Jan 09

and now I have a response from the man himself….

My post to him:
Mark, i am surprised to see that you are blaming the youth of today for these events, considering that the werribee party was sanctioned by the organiser’s parents, and the rosemeadow brawl was started by 2 feuding families.

Young people were involved, but some of the blame for the escalation of violence must be squarely placed at the feet of the adults involved, shouldn’t it?

and to compare an australian housing estate community to the taliban is a bit off, isn’t it?

and the response:
Granted Peter that the two events that have been in the news in recent days were not directly caused by young people. The 15-24’s have, nevertheless taken them and run with them with all their might.

And yes…the middle east war comparison…I tempered those comments somewhat when I actually did the piece on air. Point taken.

Swaggie 11:28 am 10 Jan 09

The article does make a valid point insofar as the Cops shouldn’t have to put up with shit like that (which leads down the whole respect for the law and judicial system avenue) but other than that the Aussie Media (Parton included) made a mountain out of a Molehill with the Rosemeadow story, all for cheap sensationalism and ratings.

gun street girl 11:20 am 10 Jan 09

neanderthalsis said :

I love the scaremongering, alarm and despondency that idiots like this spread, half a dozen kids going berko in the slums of sydney and all of a sudden we have a national crisis, we’ll all be rooned.

It’s all a part of being a self-proclaimed “voice of reason”.

54-11 9:58 pm 09 Jan 09

iObject, it’s whatever the RA Overlords decide it’s going to be. Agree with them, and all is OK. Disagree, and you just never know…

iObject 7:24 pm 09 Jan 09

@Overheard: You can be a catalyst and controversial without generalising and resorting to insults.

Same @ JB… and who’s trying to take away your rights to express your opinion? I disagreed with you through use of sarcasm, it’s hardly an attack on your civil rights.

And finally @ BerraBoy68 – no, I am not Mark, do I have to be to disagree with what seems to be the popular opinion here?

I thought this was a forum for expressing and discussing differing views about issues in my local area, or is it just an anonymous mud-slinging love-in?

peterh 2:09 pm 09 Jan 09

johnboy said :

Reprobate said :

Johnboy – why isn’t it appropriate for posters to reference their own experiences/observations on an issue related to kids’ behaviour in society but it’s ok to bang on about your personal circumstances when it involves the selection of a mobile broadband key?

Drawing on personal experience in relation to a topic is one thing.

Persistent fogery chit-chat which pollutes threads with noise instead of debate can be done privately by the participants and doesn’t need to be done here.

I will restrain myself from now on, JB. OT, I have posted my feelings on Mark’s blog, subject to moderation. lets see if it goes up.

jube_V8Fairlane_235kw 2:07 pm 09 Jan 09

Just look at the pedigree of 2CC: Laws, Zemanek, Parton – did you expect anything different?

johnboy 1:32 pm 09 Jan 09

Reprobate said :

Johnboy – why isn’t it appropriate for posters to reference their own experiences/observations on an issue related to kids’ behaviour in society but it’s ok to bang on about your personal circumstances when it involves the selection of a mobile broadband key?

Drawing on personal experience in relation to a topic is one thing.

Persistent fogery chit-chat which pollutes threads with noise instead of debate can be done privately by the participants and doesn’t need to be done here.

54-11 1:31 pm 09 Jan 09

Not a bad line, Angry. I think the title of this thread is also one of the better ones.

peterh 1:27 pm 09 Jan 09

AngryHenry said :

Oh and in relation to the headline I would just like to add –

Dolly want a cracker?!?!?!

hah! Sometimes I just kill myself!

well done angryhenry. that is his cracker!

Thumper 1:20 pm 09 Jan 09

Except, in reality, Ned Kelly was a pyschopathic murderer.

Reprobate 1:18 pm 09 Jan 09

johnboy said :

Peterh, Granny,

This was not an invitation to, once again, bang on about your own child raising. If you two can’t stay on topic we’ll have to consider pre-emptive moderation.

Johnboy – why isn’t it appropriate for posters to reference their own experiences/observations on an issue related to kids’ behaviour in society but it’s ok to bang on about your personal circumstances when it involves the selection of a mobile broadband key?

Sleaz274 1:15 pm 09 Jan 09

Two words about the youth of today

Ned Kelly

Youth of his day (and brothers in a gang shooting cops) now folk hero

How history turns…

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