On Gillard at the Sydney Opera House
Louise Thurtell writes: Re. "At the Opera House, a Gillard curtain call to a cacophony of love" (yesterday). As someone who remains appalled by the way Gillard was treated by the media, the opposition and some members of her own party, I found the patronising tone of Andrew Crook's article irritating. Though I didn't agree with a number of things Gillard did in government -- making Slipper speaker and her opposition to gay marriage, for example -- I was very impressed by the wit, intelligence and surprising lack of rancour she displayed [at the event]. Do you think it's possible for Crikey to find a journalist -- male or female -- who can write about Gillard without being condescending? Please.