We’ve said enough already about The Australian‘s front page beat-up of Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin’s stay on the local Aurukun boat, MV Pikkuw.

And well-known psychic to the stars Derryn Hinch has been doing his old “I know how he died” routine this week. Hinchdini claimed football commentator Clinton Grybas died due to an allergic reaction to food; his family vehemently denied the claims. Not ideal, but not unexpected.

This week, we’d like to award Crikey’s Weekly Wankley to Grant Goldman at Sydney radio station 2SM for reducing the US sub-prime flow-on effect to a single racist aside.

Discussing NAB’s decision to raise rates for the third time in six and a bit weeks, Goldman commented (audio here):

NAB’s Australian head, Achmed Fahour [sic] — really? that’s a great Australian name — Ahmed Fahour, says today’s rise reflects sustained increases…

Well, he was right, it is a great Aussie name — Fahour is an Australian citizen, of Lebanese descent. That happens from time to time.

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