While I do not watch Sky News Australia because I am liable to throw something at the television, and televisions are expensive, I do occasionally hear via Twitter or Facebook about some of the laughable content which they broadcast. This one beggars belief.
Peta Credlin, Tony Abbott’s chief of staff when he was Prime Minister, is now a political commentator, and has a talk show in which she editorialises as well as interviews people, often several at a time. It is a bit like the ABC show, the Drum, but for stupid people. After the resignation of Julia Banks from the Liberal Party and her move to the crossbench1, Credlin editorialised that Banks should resign from parliament entirely, not just from the Liberal Party, and should not sit on the crossbench. One of the talking heads she had on her show a little later was Senator Cory Bernardi. He was re-elected to a South Australian senate seat at the 2016 election as a Liberal, and early the next year resigned from the Liberal Party to sit on the crossbench, forming his own party, the Australian Conservatives, in the meantime2. Strangely, there was no mention of the Banks solution applying to him. But then; he is a bloke.
It is difficult to understand how these ultraconservatives could be so lacking in awareness, so incapable of understanding what they, themselves say. Do they have such utter contempt for their audience that they will simply spout drivel to fill up the time available, or are they simply stupid and believe it themselves?