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Malcolm Turnbull And Julie Bishop Team Up To Pwn Journalist

"you need to improve yr surveillance!"

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2GB radio host Ben Fordham was the latest to stir up the Liberal leadership stew on Thursday, tweeting that Julie Bishop would be lunching at Malcolm Turnbull's Sydney home.

Interesting fact - @JulieBishopMP and @TurnbullMalcolm have arranged to meet at his Sydney home today. #auspol

BenFordham@BenFordhamFollow

Interesting fact - @JulieBishopMP and @TurnbullMalcolm have arranged to meet at his Sydney home today. #auspol

12:00 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The tweet sent journalists scrambling to his Point Piper home. The Communications Minister calmly replied with a picture of him on a train traveling to the New South Wales north coast.

@BenFordham you need to improve yr surveillance! I am on the train to Tuggerah. PoliticsinPub Nth Wyong 2nite

Malcolm Turnbull@TurnbullMalcolmFollow

@BenFordham you need to improve yr surveillance! I am on the train to Tuggerah. PoliticsinPub Nth Wyong 2nite

12:29 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

It didn't stop Fordham demanding more answers.

@TurnbullMalcolm Did you meet with @JulieBishopMP at your Sydney home today ?

BenFordham@BenFordhamFollow

@TurnbullMalcolm Did you meet with @JulieBishopMP at your Sydney home today ?

12:34 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BenFordham No Ben. At 11.30 am I was not meeting w @JulieBishopMP - after a meeting at NBNCo I was waiting for a train at Nth Sydney

Malcolm Turnbull@TurnbullMalcolmFollow

@BenFordham No Ben. At 11.30 am I was not meeting w @JulieBishopMP - after a meeting at NBNCo I was waiting for a train at Nth Sydney

12:42 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The other party, Ms Bishop, known for replying on Twitter promptly and personally, rubbished the rumour.

@BenFordham @TurnbullMalcolm Wrong information!! In Canberra this morning flew to Sydney filmed by @channel9 now with @FionaScottMP

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

@BenFordham @TurnbullMalcolm Wrong information!! In Canberra this morning flew to Sydney filmed by @channel9 now with @FionaScottMP

12:48 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And to stick the knife in further, Mr Turnbull tweeted pictures to prove he was not at home.

And now for some Hawkesbury River pix from the train! very scenic if not rapid.

Malcolm Turnbull@TurnbullMalcolmFollow

And now for some Hawkesbury River pix from the train! very scenic if not rapid.

1:17 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Arrived at our destination! @BenFordham looking forward to discussing broadband with Karen Mcnamara MP

Malcolm Turnbull@TurnbullMalcolmFollow

Arrived at our destination! @BenFordham looking forward to discussing broadband with Karen Mcnamara MP

1:37 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The "tweets on a train" sparked some legendary photoshop work.

Just chillin on the ol rail network

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Others refused to believe their denials. Really, do they have body doubles now? They could.

Look, it's abundantly clear that Malcolm and Julie have employed body doubles

Natasha Robinson@NC_RobinsonFollow

Look, it's abundantly clear that Malcolm and Julie have employed body doubles

12:54 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But maybe the sweetest irony of them all? Prime Minister Tony Abbott was holding a meeting about metadata retention as the zingers were being tweeted. IT'S ALL TOO MUCH!

Discussing the importance of the Government's data retention legislation

Tony Abbott@TonyAbbottMHRFollow

Discussing the importance of the Government's data retention legislation

12:55 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite