Leonardo Puglisi, who based 6 Information when he was in major college, grilled the Prime Minister about his “lies and falsehoods” throughout an interview on Wednesday night time.
“I wasn’t anticipating that type of response from the Prime Minister himself. I believe we‘ve gotten push-back in interviews earlier than from visitors who don’t just like the questions, however when it comes from the Prime Minister of Australia it’s actually a novel expertise,” he mentioned.
This prompted shocked laughter from Immediately hosts Allison Langdon and Charles Croucher.
“Oh man,” Langdon mentioned by means of laughter.
He mentioned it was an “unbelievable expertise” and he was glad he was capable of ask all of the questions that he and his crew had deliberate.
Nevertheless, he hadn’t deliberate for the query about “mendacity and falsehoods” to go on for so long as it did.
“When it got here to the mendacity and falsehoods, that was meant to be one, perhaps two questions, together with a comply with up,” he mentioned.
Puglisi spent a lot of the interview on Wednesday night time questioning Mr Morrison on allegations of mendacity, even quoting a Crikey article titled ‘A File of Lies’ – detailing 50 instances Mr Morrison “lied” whereas in public workplace.
This prompted Mr Morrison to accuse “the media” of twisting what he mentioned in relation to visiting the Hillsong Church and repeatedly referring to former Labor politician Sam Dastyari as “Shanghai Sam”.
The PM additionally referred to as into query Crikey’s credibility and laughed off reference to the ABC’s reality checking of him, saying issues he’d mentioned had been taken out of context.
Puglisi doubled down, asking: “You don’t assume Australians have an interest if their chief tells the reality or not?”
“I’m upfront with the Australian individuals.”
“Australians know that I’m upfront with them and as politicians sometimes you may get the odd reality flawed or the odd determine flawed … that’s all simply foolish phrase video games,” he mentioned.
“What Australians care about is their job, their nationwide safety, they’re not considering these sort of juvenile debates.”
Puglisi additionally requested Mr Morrison if he thought he had gained the belief of younger individuals.
The PM mentioned his authorities had helped create extra jobs for younger individuals and boosted youth psychological well being spending.
“For those who don’t get a job by the point you’re in your form of early to mid twenties, then the probabilities of you spending a life depending on welfare go up like a rocket,” Mr Morrison mentioned.