Lismore mayoral candidate Big Rob used his radio segment on Richmond Valley Radio last night to warn some of his critics that he would bully them next week by targeting them and the businesses they work for.
During the outburst, Mr Rob claimed that he had been repeatedly threatened by “freaks” and had listed no address because he had so many “haters” and was “always getting threatened to be killed or stabbed”.
The controversial candidate also described his critics as “little bitches” and said that he needed a “better category of stalkers” because he was bored with the present lot.
He said he had repeatedly been harassed during pre-poll in Lismore and online, and it was in fact he who was the victim of cyber-bullying.
He challenged anyone threatening him to ‘be a man, not a little wuss’, and said he would be justified in pulling out a stick and hitting them on the head because it would be self-defence.
Mr Rob, who operates numerous Facebook sites, has gained a reputation for blocking anyone who challenges his views, or is “rude” to him.
He publishes photos of people who he claims are stalking him, and in a number of cases has called people ‘paedophile’ online.
He claims to be self-funding his campaign to be mayor of Lismore and has promised to donate any allowance to charity should he be elected.
During last night’s broadcast, Mr Rob also accused Lismore City Council of financial impropriety during the recent Fit for the Future process, during which councils had to show why they should not be amalgamated.
‘I think they cooked the books a bit,” Mr Rob said, outlining alleged improvements to budget outcomes relating to the roads backlog.
Mr Rob has previously made it clear that he will not speak with Echonetdaily, describing this publication and other media in the area as ‘leftie’ dominated.
He refers to this journalist online as an ‘unprofessional gronk’.
Richmond Valley Radio manager Roger Wood OAM told Echonetdaily that he had listened to last night’s broadcast, but did not believe that Mr Rob had breached any of the station’s operating standards.
‘I see no basis for a complaint but if someone wants to make a complaint then they should do it in writing,’ he said.
It’s understood Mr Rob was previously a presenter on Lismore community radio station River FM but had his membership suspended after ignoring requests from the station’s management to stop targeting rival business owners in Lismore.