And that is, ultimately, why he failed.
The numerous controversies surrounding Steve Bannon's media appearances, including on our own Four Corners, have little to do with free speech.
Harvey Weinstein may well be going to prison; Louis’s going back to premium cable. What's a little unusual is that anyone ever thought he would not be.
A lot would have to go right for a Labor landslide in 2019, but even more would need to go right for Australian conservatism to recover from the leadership fiasco.
The legendary US playwright and screenwriter behind The Odd Couple has died, aged 91. But what of his legacy?
Publishers are furious that Melbourne Writers Festival isn't about the printed word anymore, but the knowledge class' dirty secret is they would rather sink into Netflix than the printed word anyway.
In a desperate move, the Victorian Liberals are calling for Federation Square to stay out of the hands of Apple.
John McCain had the most literal-minded notion of American virtues and loved bombing people as part of it, but the seething hatred of him from parts of the left is tiresome.
It seems an obvious question, until you realise the level of hatred and fury directed at Malcolm Turnbull from the Liberal right wing has been utterly inexplicable. The specific belief system of Dutton, Abbott and Co is baffling.