Friday, October 16, dawned as a day of political tumult in Australia. Sky News Australia political editor Andrew Clennell had been pushing for the resignation of New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian over an alleged visa and land corruption scandal, whose boyfriend and disgraced State minister was about to give a final day of testimony before an ICAC probe—while Sky’s Peta Credlin, a former chief of staff to a disgraced prime minister and now tagged as a Liberal Party hopeful, bayed for the blood of Victorian premier Daniel Andrews over alleged cover-ups in a failed Covid-19 hotel quarantine program that had sparked Australia’s Covid-19 Wave 2. Underneath all, simmered a curious news story of surprise to most Australians. For within a few hours’ time,…