Friday, December 10, 2010


The Walkely Awards are now completely debased.

The best news story was won by The Sydney Morning Herald's Paul McGeough for his coverage of the Gaza aid flotilla, also run prominently in The Age.

The story described what happened from a jaundiced perspective that has subsequently been completely debunked and discredited.

The twitterers on WikiLeaks have come up with a saying that sums up the emerging challenges which that phenomenon bring to society and to the journalists and commentators who are supposed to be recording the events of our times:

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." 

The Walkelys of 2010 demonstrate clearly to us that there are no revolutionaries in Australian journalism today.

Quite the opposite and, as a result, the journalist profession in this country is now in tatters.


Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Complete farce.

The Turks used the fakery of the flotilla (where they embedded jihadist thugs from IHH) to bomb and strafe the Kurds.

The Walkely people are now accomplices.

TBS said...

Blanky, there are barely any JOURNALISTS in journalism today, especially at Fairfax!

But take heart - PM may have "won" a Walkley, but it's not swomething you're nominated for, it's something your enter YOURSELF for.

Still grubby. His piece was not journalism, it was bearing false witness.

Anonymous said...

If that won the award, does anyone know what came second or third because whoever wrote it must be feeling really embarassed being beaten by shit.