The Betoota Advocate shares beer with Malcolm Turnbull in live Facebook video

Australian satirical news outlet The Betoota Advocate has conducted a 20-minute live Facebook interview with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Editor at large Errol Parker and editor Clancy Overell – who described themselves as working for a “conservative newspaper” – sat down with Turnbull over the weekend and discussed the WA election, how “tech-savvy” farmers are, and why the prime minister and Cory Bernardi struggle to get along over several beers.

The live interview, in which Turnbull commended the duo for not pretending to be “anything other than an amazing satirical newspaper”, also featured a jab at “inner-city lefties” when a book titled ‘The Communist Manifesto’ appeared from the couch, the different clubs Turnbull played rugby, and which country towns he’s visited.

Other topics covered in the broadcast included:

    • Parker and Overell on competing with mainstream press, without a real estate section
    • Bob Katter and the election campaign
    • The Communist Manifesto and the “inner-city lefties”
    • Joyce’s computer capabilities
    • Tech-savvy farmers
    • Tony Abbott: “You can’t tempt me into that area”
    • The clash between Turnbull and Cory Bernadi
    • Whether Kirribilli House should  become an AirBnb to fund public projects

The Betoota Advocate is also well known for its coverage of deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce.


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