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David Koch and Barrie Cassidy fall out over Sunrise interview with Scott Morrison

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David Koch and Barrie Cassidy fall out over Sunrise interview with Scott Morrison

David ‘Kochie’ Koch has responded to Barrie Cassidy’s attack on his interview with Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The former Insiders host, 71, tweeted that the Sunrise co-anchor, 65, ‘obviously has no idea how ICAC works’ in response to Koch’s interview with Mr Morrison, during which the PM criticised the anti-corruption agency without any pushback from Koch.

However Koch clapped back, telling The Australian that Cassidy’s comments showed ‘a sense of superiority’ by the ABC journalist.

Journo fight: David 'Kochie' Koch (pictured) has responded to Barrie Cassidy's attack on his interview with Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Journo fight: David 'Kochie' Koch (pictured) has responded to Barrie Cassidy's attack on his interview with Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The former Insiders host, 71, (pictured) tweeted that the Sunrise co-host, 65, 'obviously has no idea how ICAC works'

The former Insiders host, 71, (pictured) tweeted that the Sunrise co-host, 65, 'obviously has no idea how ICAC works'

Journo fight: David ‘Kochie’ Koch (left) has responded to Barrie Cassidy’s (right) attack on his interview with Prime Minister Scott Morrison

During his interview with Mr Morrison last Tuesday, Koch asked the PM: ‘Does ICAC need to be reformed?’

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The question allowed the prime minister to unload on the Commission, shortly after it claimed the scalp of popular Liberal premier Gladys Berejiklian.

‘There are millions of people who’ve seen what’s happened to Gladys Berejiklian who’ll understand it’s a pretty good call not to follow [the ICAC] model.’

He also suggested ICAC does not assume innocence in those it investigates, a point strongly contested by Cassidy.

Softball lob: During Koch's interview with Mr Morrison (pictured on October 7) the prime minister criticised ICAC seemingly without any pushback from Koch

Softball lob: During Koch's interview with Mr Morrison (pictured on October 7) the prime minister criticised ICAC seemingly without any pushback from Koch

Softball lob: During Koch’s interview with Mr Morrison (pictured on October 7) the prime minister criticised ICAC seemingly without any pushback from Koch

Cassidy tweeted: ‘David Koch obviously has no idea how ICAC works but the PM knows how the media works.’

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‘If you want to spread false claims about ICAC assuming guilt before innocence and not get picked up, call Sunrise,’ added the veteran journalist. 

In response, Koch said he and Cassidy ‘appeal to completely different audiences’.

‘It shows a sense of superiority that doesn’t understand the role of everyone else in the media,’ he told the newspaper.

Hot take: 'If you want to spread false claims about ICAC assuming guilt before innocence and not get picked up, call Sunrise,' Cassidy tweeted

Hot take: 'If you want to spread false claims about ICAC assuming guilt before innocence and not get picked up, call Sunrise,' Cassidy tweeted

Hot take: ‘If you want to spread false claims about ICAC assuming guilt before innocence and not get picked up, call Sunrise,’ Cassidy tweeted

The state’s corruption watchdog last month disclosed Ms Berejiklian was being investigated for potential breaches of public trust during her secret five-year relationship with former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.

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The revelation led to Berejiklian swiftly announcing on October 1 that she would be stepping down from the state’s top job.  

After her resignation Dominic Perrottet, from the Liberal Party’s conservative faction, then defeated Rob Stokes 39-5 in party room ballot last Tuesday to become NSW’s youngest premier, with Stuart Ayres as his deputy.

Gone girl: The state's corruption watchdog last month disclosed Ms Berejiklian was being investigated for potential breaches of public trust. Gladys Berejiklian (L) pictured here in July

Gone girl: The state's corruption watchdog last month disclosed Ms Berejiklian was being investigated for potential breaches of public trust. Gladys Berejiklian (L) pictured here in July

Gone girl: The state’s corruption watchdog last month disclosed Ms Berejiklian was being investigated for potential breaches of public trust. Gladys Berejiklian (L) pictured here in July

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