Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has, in recent days, been on a crusade against Fairfax and the ABC, who he accuses of being on a "jihad" to bring down the government.

He repeated his comments, first made on Monday, on Ray Hadley's 2GB show: "All I can say is the reaction to the Australian Border Force operation in Melbourne was hysterical by some of these media outlets and it's hard to seek an explanation for that," he told Hadley yesterday. "They [the media] run things. They don't check with my office beforehand."