Academic-turned-TV host Waleed Aly, a finalist for the Gold Logie, shouldn't win the gong because television isn't diverse enough and we need more intelligent debate on our screens, according to a bizarre article in The Daily Telegraph that Crikey can only hope is satire.

The article, listing six reasons Aly shouldn't win, was written by News Corp journo Victoria Hannaford. She opines that the gong should go to someone like Leigh Sales and points to Aly's "bias" ("One minute, Aly's professing journalistic neutrality ... and the next, he's editorialising about terrorism"), the fact that his show, The Project, isn't as popular as breakfast television, and that he's not on social media as reasons why he should not win the Gold Logie.