Insiders host David Speers (Image: ABC)

Look, bragged first-time Insiders panelist (and The Australian’s national affairs editor) Simon Benson last weekend, here’s something to see: all four panel members are past or present News Corp journalists.

And with that, he briefly opened a window into News Corp culture and its attempts to shape Australia’s media landscape -- and the ABC, in particular.

Twitter was quick to take Benson at his word: there have, after all, been a few new faces from the heart of the News Corp beast pop up on the ABC’s flagship political commentary program since David Speers was poached as presenter from Sky.