Sad and pathetic 31/5/2005
Hinch has made an apology. Of sorts. He said sorry if what he had said about deceased TV great Graham Kennedy had upset anyone.
Hinch told listeners yesterday he stood by his comments, but was sorry if he offended fans of the comedy king who died in a nursing home last week aged 71.
“I will still stick to what I said. I believed what I said when I said it,” Hinch said.
Note, he didn’t apologise for telling a lie, that Kennedy died of AIDS; and he didn’t apologise for the homo-hate that propelled his dodgy revelation.
They’re turning on him at 3AW, too. This morning Andrew Bolt, a weekly guest on the breakfast show, opined that Hinch seemed to have “developed a speech impediment” that caused him to slur his words. Bolt has since reminded his readers that Hinch sued Steve Price for suggesting his speech impediment was caused by something in a bottle. Bolt stresses he is not repeating that claim.
Then morning show host Neil Mitchell kicked in with both elevated heeled boots, branding Hinch “pathetic and sad”.
Mitchell said he had lost any respect he had for his 3AW stablemate.
“He is wrong and he won’t admit it. That wasn’t an admission. It was pathetic and sad,” Mitchell said.
“He said he’d produce evidence, he hasn’t. He has just apologised for offending people. He hasn’t apologised for being wrong. He hasn’t admitted he is wrong.”