Paul Kelly shows commendable candour as a conservative commentator by admitting that “Gillard has long been subject to unfair, often misogynistic attacks” (“Hypocrisy rules but both sides of politics are courting danger”, The Australian, 3/10). But clearly he has little time to listen to the radio, if he can seriously assert that “Labor, in effect, has declared war on Jones and 2GB”. This is back-to-front. For years now Jones and his company have been running a round-the-clock anti-Labor diatribe with no regard for balance or decency. What we are seeing now from Labor is a late defensive manoeuvre.