“You are entitled to your opinion Sam. I don’t agree with, certainly, that last bit.
“Some of the language used in that 30-second segment was off the pace, and for that reason, it was absolutely appropriate that we apologise.
“Offence was taken and I can understand why.”
Rebecca Maddern was particularly displeased, firing back at Newman's comments.
“I want to say, from my perspective, that when I heard this on the radio ... it did actually make me feel uncomfortable. As a woman. As a person. Take it however you like it,” she said.
“If it was said about me, I must admit, that I would have been pretty upset by it.”
She went on to say that we need to make an effort to start changing things in the community with small changes.
"Whether it’s domestic violence, whether it’s violence against women, whether it’s coward punches, whether it’s bullying. Attitudes need to be changed if we are to get, eventually, to the big things. And we want those things to change. We want to rid society of those evils.
“I believe the first step towards that is actually about language ... because the spoken word really is very, very powerful."
There has also been a negative response on social media from public figures like Lisa Wilkinson and Annabel Crabb fighting back against Sam Newman's comments:
In slightly unrelated news, Sam Newman is currently considering running to be the next mayor of Melbourne. He is a proud Trump supporter and has even told News Limited that he has been inspired by Trump's campaign in the US.