Beudy mate, the right to be a bigot:
A One Nation candidate receiving Liberal preferences in the West Australian election once advocated killing Indonesian journalists, and attacked “poofters”, Muslims and black people on his now-deactivated Twitter account.
Richard Eldridge, a real estate agent contesting an upper house seat in the South Metropolitan region of Perth, called Muslims “little sheet heads”, derided gay relationships as “poo games” and advocated taking up arms against “extreme Muslims”.
…When contacted by Fairfax Media on Wednesday, Mr Eldridge initially said he could not explain the tweets because he could not remember them, before threatening to litigate if anything “derogatory or negative” were published.
After Fairfax Media emailed screenshots of the tweets, Mr Eldridge acknowledged they belonged to his now-deactivated account @hugetrouble, but dismissed them as “locker room talk” and apologised for any offensiveness.
Civilisation striding forward, there. Tweeting to a public audience is hardly “locker room” (which is a closed room with lockers in it) talk!