As the Left of the media again traipsed to the dais to get their yearly awards for “journalism”, the once great event that all decent journalists aspired to, sank deeper into the mire of a union controlled farce.
Once again the ABC, Fairfax and The Guardian figured prominently and of course there was a little something for the ever-present token Muslim wanker, Waleed Aly.
Al-jazeera journo, Peter Greste, got one for being in jail and the top award was a story that embarrassed Abbott with the SBY phone taps, a proper treasonous scoop for the ABC and The Guardian that actually occurred during Rudd's term. But who cares as long as Abbott was embarrassed.
Of course a silly attempt at impartiality resulted in David Spears of SKY collecting his “prestigious” award. His was for three simple questions he asked of Liberal Senator Brandis concerning metadata.
They weren’t hard questions but unfortunately for Brandis, and fortunately for Spears, Brandis was not across his portfolio and was painfully lost for words on one of the questions.
So anyone not demonstrably Left, but who is fortunate enough to be sitting opposite when a Liberal Party Member stuffs up, is apparently highly deserving of a Walkley?
They should have Walkley awards for retired prostate examiners, then every one of the silly bastards could get one?