For reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me, the Daily Telegraph decided on Saturday to publish a piece inferring that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce engaged in an extra marital affair with a staffer that has caused upheaval and discontent in his workplace, and his home.
My colleague Noely Neate offers some interesting speculations on the Tele’s piece here.
What caught my attention was the reaction on Twitter from a few journalists, among them Katharine Murphy of the Guardian, who tweeted:
I’ve written on this convention here, but there’s more to be said about it.
The problem with Murphy’s convention is that it makes any…
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