News Corp is in full cry against Q&A questioner Duncan Storrar -- principally because Q&A panelist Kelly O'Dwyer made a goose of herself in responding to his question, blathering on about $6000 toasters -- industrial-strength, as it turns out, but the sort of thing the public will imagine Malcolm Turnbull keeps in his "harbourside mansion".

This gaffe added to the perception that the Coalition was just a liiiiiitle out of touch, and so the flying squad scrambled, finding a few disturbing episodes from Storrar's past. The implicit proposition appears to be that people with a few demerit points racked up don't get to have an opinion. Well maybe, but if so is Caroline Overington really the person to be leading the charge in The Australian?