Lest we forgive those remarks, which must be some kind of nadir in public utterance. (Even his radio demographic didn’t like what the Sydney University Liberal Club described as his “brilliant speech.” Young double dolts.) Some years ago Robert Manne wrote the book The Culture of Forgetting; Robert Hughes wrote one called Culture of Complaint. We must be due for a book titled Culture of Shamelessness. Because, of course, his station will keep backing him, and the advertisers will play a little game at best and come back quietly. We live in a shameless time.