Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery was misreported in a story published on the Mercury’s website on Monday night after we misheard his comments in council.
The story quoted Cr Bradbery as saying ‘‘That percentage of our community will never be satisfied and...will always be considered a pack of bastards.’’
In fact, Cr Bradbery said ‘‘that percentage or section of our community will never be satisfied and...we’ll always be a pack of bastards’’.
Cr Bradbery said on Tuesday that he was not criticising those opponents of council but stating that, for a segment of the community, councillors will always be ''a pack of bastards’’, no matter what they do.
The Mercury regrets the error, which was inadvertent.