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http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23910543-12377,00.html

OMG!!! I heard this live this afternoon! I could not believe it!!! :nuts:

Font Size: Decrease Increase Print Page: Print By Jamie Duncan | June 23, 2008

Hinch criticised celebrity status of underworld figures
Gatto phones in, calls Hinch "scum, maggot"
Hinch fires back, ends in Gatto's death wish

UNDERWORLD identity Mick Gatto has traded verbal blows on radio with broadcaster Derryn Hinch, wishing the so-called "human headline" dead.

Hinch, fresh from a two-week holiday, opened his program on Fairfax radio station 3AW attacking the celebrity status attained by Melbourne underworld figures, including Gatto, particularly since the Nine Network drama Underbelly aired outside Victoria.

The scathing editorial prompted Gatto to phone in.

"You are scum, and I tell you what, I have a punching bag at home with your name on it and I punch the s*** out of it," Gatto told Hinch.

Hinch hit back.

"If burning you is my job in life, I'll be more than happy to do it. I think you and all your ilk and all your mob and the Carlton Crew and the Carl Williamses of this world, you are all scum."

The verbal jousting lasted several minutes and included this exchange:

Gatto: "It's ratbags like you that sort of put me in the limelight, where I want to be left alone and mind my own businesses but I can't because I've got maggots like you driving me mad".

Hinch: "Do you know what? If I could go to my grave being called a maggot by a person like Mick Gatto, boy I'm proud of myself".

Gatto: "Well, I hope you go to your grave very quick, mate".

Hinch: "Yeah?"

Gatto: "That's where you deserve to be because you are a maggot".

Hinch: "You live in that world where people go to their graves. You ... you ... you live in that world where people go to their graves quickly. Don't you?"

Gatto: "Well, you'll be one of them. You'll be one of them very soon, mate".

Hinch last year admitted he was suffering a life-threatening condition, advanced cirrhosis of the liver, combined with a benign liver tumour.

Gatto, who describes himself as an industrial negotiator, was acquitted on a charge of murder following the death of underworld henchman Andrew "Benji" Veniamin at the back of a Carlton restaurant on March 23, 2004.

Gatto admitted shooting Veniamin but successfully argued his death was self-defence.


^^ They left out what Hinch also said:

He asked Gatto if he was threatening him and that if he were to do him he would call it "self-defence."

That was asking for it!

Enjoy sleeping easy at night Derryn!
 

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Well, this part is true -

Gatto: "It's ratbags like you that sort of put me in the limelight, where I want to be left alone and mind my own businesses but I can't because I've got maggots like you driving me mad".

Ah the sound of two diseased dogs growling and jumping all over each other.

Perfect!
 

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Unfortunately despite the last couple years being quieter the Melbourne Mafia is still there. It seemed like they almost came close to killing each other but other guys come up through the ranks.

Hinch has done plenty of shitty stuff but he is a deadset saint compared to likes or scum such as Gatto and his mob.
 

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I'm not a huge fan of Hinch, but I agree 100 per cent with his comments about the celebrity status of these criminals. People treat them like stars! Since when has killing people and causing pain and mayhem been something to worship? :eek:hno:
 
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