This reader letter was sent via our care to Barnaby Joyce at the height of the scandal surrounding his relationship with former staffer Vikki Campion. It was one of our most-read blogs of the year, but we wonder, with the benefit of hindsight, do you think the media coverage that surrounded Joyce and his lover was fair or foul?
While waiting in line at the checkout this morning I was listening to the two ladies in front of me. They were discussing your extra curricular activities of late.
We got to chatting and we all agreed that the media seem intent on crucifying you; they need to be held accountable for the damage they do. The constant unwanted attention must be getting you down, the only good thing for us is we are getting a break from the antics of Donald Trump.
I have been reading comments on the internet that are obviously from people that should be listed for knighthoods from the Queen — they have never made a mistake in their lives — because they are all pointing their self-righteous fingers your way.
I do not in any way like your behaviour of late, but people need to realise it is your life and you alone will be held accountable for your actions.
Everybody needs to calm down and worry about their own backyards.
Call in for a beer next time you are in the area.