Ok, Networkers, I am still - as I suppose you are - trying to come to grips with David Barrow's last report (see post below) on the Andrew Bolt trial. Is this real, surreal, or just a plain old April Fool's Day jollity?
Perhaps because it was thought it was going to be the last day of trial, or just spontaneously, in what could charitably be described as an act of good will, as the parties entered court this morning, Mr Andrew Bolt presented the daughter of the lead applicant Pat Eatock with 9 copies of Gibbon's “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” for her mother and the other 8 named group members. Pat’s daughter said that she thought that her mother was already well across all of that sort of history through her higher degrees, and perhaps so were the others, but if public libraries would take them then Mr Bolt could send them there for the public interest.
Now read the rest of the post.
Anyway, while it is a good story and David has done sterling service as a court reporter this week, I did have to write to him and ask him to confirm the situation. He has just emailed back: