SKY News presenter Mark Latham may be facing legal action on dual fronts with ABC Radio presenter and comedian Wendy Harmer firing off a letter following comments on SKY News yesterday.
Latham’s comments came after Harmer tweeted that she was considering cancelling her Foxtel subscription due to SKY News.
But Latham let rip on Outsiders. “Now Wendy, of course, we know her well. She’s a proven commercial failure, so naturally she got a job at ABC Radio at the sheltered workshop there for all the leftys. She fits the criteria, she’s female, she’s got a disability – that’s what they mean by diversity,” he said.
“We have delivered a letter and are hoping for an apology,” Harmer has since told The Australian.
It follows SKY presenter Kristina Keneally lodging a formal complaint with management after an earlier broadside by Latham, which she claims was defamatory.
The Australia Financial Review reports SKY News management issued a directive for presenters not to attack each other on-air or on social media before comments were directed at Keneally.
SKY declined to comment.
Latham’s last own commercial TV outing, The Verdict, was widely panned before being axed.