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Turnbull v Abbott: Well, what do you know. No one was interested

April 16, 2018 - 15:24 -- Admin

Tucked away back in the business pages of The Australian this morning was an interesting reference to the interest of ordinary people in politics.

Audience Development Australia recruited demographically- selected people between 40 and 64 who watched news live at 6pm at least three days a week, switching ­between Seven and Nine.The groups watched both news bulletins and then discussed each story individually. Reactions to each story, which included a shooting, train crash and cold-case murder, were mixed. But on one story, viewers were unanimous: no one was interested in the latest report on tensions ­between Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott.

Someone should tell the people at Shy News about it. But then ... anyone who watches that could hardly be called normal.