Here at Crikey we like to take the time to acknowledge the very worst reporting our profession has to offer: the cock-ups, beat-ups, spin and plain old junk journalism. Reviewing the seven Wankley Awards handed out this year, there was one very clear winner for the 2018 Gold Wankley.
Of the Wankleys awarded this year, three were awarded to programs on Seven (plus one special mention in a collective award). That list doesn't even include Seven's increasing tendency to go for the most racist content possible. We didn't award Wankleys to the network for having neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell as a guest on the news last summer, or for that Sunrise panel about Indigenous children's welfare (which was found by the regulator to incite contempt based on race), or apparently providing talking points for Pauline Hanson.