Is anybody else bemused that Mr Jones' insults about our PM are being completely accepted but the rhetoric that he used to make the insults is being attacked (and condemned)? It's as if the press (and the outrage industry) are saying "yeah, we know she's a liar, but leave the family references out of it". The thing that gets me most worked up about this whole thing (well, worked up enough to post here) is that the news story is always "Jones' comments about the PM's late father". The rhetoric only relied on the fact that she had a father (which everybody has, despite what Penny Wong thinks) and was topical because he recently died. Note that we will also all die. So to say the comments were "about" him is just plain wrong. Do journalists even care that they are being so ridiculously inaccurate?