The character of our deputy prime minister is absolutely in the public interest

Crikey readers on Barnaby Joyce and Robert Parry.

On the ethics of reporting on Barnaby Joyce

Richard Davoren writes: Re. "Media roundtable: was it ethical of the Tele to publish its Barnaby Joyce story?" (Wednesday)

Margaret Simons seemed to believe that Barnaby Joyce's transgression, providing there is no suggestion of harassment or coercion or improper favouritism or improper expenditure of public funds, the matter is not in the public interest.

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  1. old greybearded one

    I am with you Richard, but the other thing is that he was spruiking the sanctity of marriage while he was doing this. Massive hypocrisy!! It also now seems Canavan made a job for the new girlfriend. That screams corruption.

  2. AR

    I am ashamed to say that I knew his work but not his name though many of his plangent phrases – 3-5 words sometimes – were familiar from prehistory.
    Vale indeed, his site is now, alas too late, on my … thingy.

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