Kaz, this column made me weep with laughter, horror and recognition. My own top two Statements from Strangers:
1 (on hearing I was an author) 'I don't read books. I get all my information from the internet.'
2 (just before I was about to give a public talk) 'I read your last book... (pause)... I didn't like it much... (pause)... what was it about again?' - Linda Jaivin
Oh good thinking. I wanted that card yesterday. - Patrice
Hazel was a woman of strength and dignity and an inspiration to multitudes. - Mary Court
Yay. I could do with a cook book on menopause. - CarmenHotFlush
Hazel Hawke. A great Aussie woman. - Ray
Well yes Sue , we could all put our aprons back on and get back in the kitchen and just shut - the - f..k - up.
You sound like the Women of the Liberal Party. - Carole/m
What Wendy Green said.
Thank you for your professionalism Emma. Please keep the hard questions coming. - Annie Also
Would be wonderful if this letter (posted by Joni and written by a Muslim) went viral :) - Anne W
The IPA which is the Liberal Party , are putting pressure on the LNP to privatise the ABC and SBS and Getup have just started a campaign to prevent this happening.
Don't know if I care anymore, am disgusted with the ABC and hardly watch anymore .
Abbotts latest Reply to Budget was riddled with lies , ABC interviewers failed to call him out on these . He's a protected species in all the Media. - Carole/m
Emma, you are a fantastic journalist, you are fair and always well prepared. Unfortunately, I don't get to see your show very often as I'm usually in bed by the time you're on. I agree with some of the previous comments. Ullman is obviously a liberal party plant. His way of talking about the Prime Minister, smirking away, gleefully 'reporting' and adding his own two bobs worth at every opportunity, drives me mad everytime I see him. Sales is ok. She has her good interviews and her bad interviews, but I think she's clearly in over her head a lot of the time. I think the ABC should start up a new program with Emma and Virgina Trioli. That would be a show I'd stay up all night for :D - Debra