If you missed it earlier, we recommend that you take a listen to this morning’s heated chat between 2GB’s Ray Hadley and Social Services Minister (for now) Scott Morrison.

The two are usually very chummy in their weekly catch-ups, but this morning Morrison faced a grilling from the Abbott-supporting Hadley about his role in Monday night’s leadership coup.

Highlights include over-usage of the passive aggressive “mate” (Morrison: “we’re mates, mate”), an extended dance around the minister’s refusal to partake in an on-air stunt with a Bible, and this excellent accusation: “Mr Abbott thinks that you ran with the foxes and hunted with the hounds!”

Is this the sweet, sweet sound of a right-wing shock jock losing power? We think it might be.


Peter Fray

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