Pauline Hanson held a press conference this morning and said the photos of her which were published at the weekend were not of her. I’m not here to discuss the pictures themselves or the morality of publishing them (but if you want to do that, please comment your socks off and go for gold).
What has dismayed me since this story broke yesterday, is the reaction to the pictures, particularly by sections of the media.
Last night, while I was working, I was also watching Rove. He opened the show by saying he was feeling sick. It was the set-up for a gag whose punch-line was the photos of Pauline (or whoever). It drew a huge laugh – the idea that seeing pictures of Pauline Hanson (or whoever) in lingerie being sexy was so disgusting as to inspire nausea and physical illness.