Letter: The importance of being Julie

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The Independent Online
From Mr T. A. Crawford

Sir: I was pleased to find "an important member of the gay community", as Julie Burchill describes herself, attacking the truly awful John Lyttle, a thing I have often been tempted to do.

I am not a "gloating heterosexual" but I am encouraged to point out some shortcomings of journalists who seem to believe that readers will be interested in their personal lives, at a very intimate level.

To be told, as Ms Burchill grandly does, that she and Mr Lyttle should be thought of as "ambassadors for our sorely ill-used people" can only add to the misery of those unfortunates.

Yours faithfully,

T. A. Crawford