1. In one of the great moments in subbing, the young reporter on Channel Ten last night in a piece to camera describing the arrival of the US aircraft carrier into Sydney said that it had aircraft on board that could travel much faster “than the sound of speed.” Oh dear.

2. Today’s Sydney Morning Herald has a graphic on page six which shows the ALP winning the seat of Cook and the Liberals winning Parramatta at the last federal election. Sadly, Labor hasn’t won Cook since 1983, and Ross Cameron famously lost Parramatta last year.

3. The bad shirts on the Insiders couch yesterday weren’t too happy given that Glenn Milne and Piers Akerman both had their names spelt incorrectly in Bernie Lagan’s Latham book. Given that Latham hates them both, maybe Iron Mark asked for the spelling mistakes to annoy them.

And talking about Lagan, will Fairfax give him his job back now that he’s really enjoyed a huge 15 minutes of national fame. The poor bloke only took on the Latham project because he was sacked from The SMH in April 2001 for hacking into Fred Hilmer’s email account.

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Peter Fray

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