Pop quiz, hot shot.

You’re a news producer. The High Court has just challenged the legitimacy of a key piece of government legislation. Who you gonna call to provide cutting-edge commentary, live, on-air?

A former judge? Nope.

A barrister? Keep guessing.

A constitutional law expert? Pfft.

The editor of a magazine once described in these pages as the intellectual equivalent of “a pint of flat, warm Theakston’s Old Peculier”? Bingo.

We’ll make a producer out of you yet. In the meantime, study up on some of these other classic talent-topic mispairings, gleaned from social media accounts:

September 15, 2016

“Rowan Dean says he’s not sure all aspects of Islam ‘enrich ones life’. — The Bolt Report

August 24, 2016

“[Rita Panahi will] be discussing big pay increases for senior public servants and Brisbane’s Olympic ambitions.” — Sunrise

August 23, 2016

“Mark Latham adds to the conversation about sexual harassment in universities.” — The Bolt Report

August 22, 2016

“Should we have gender-neutral toilets in our schools? Ben Fordham asks former Labor leader Mark Latham.” — 2GB

July 28, 2016

“Rowan Dean on the outcome of the Royal Commission into Juvenile Detention.” — The Bolt Report

July 27, 2016

“We speak to Rowan Dean about the High Court challenge to the Border Force Act secrecy laws.” — The Project

July 26, 2016

“Gerard Henderson on comedy programs and their victims.” — The Bolt Report

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