Topic archives: wankley award

The ABC gets a Wankley Award for promoting pseudoscience

February 13, 2018 8

ABC News has thoroughly earned a Wankley Award for shoddy contribution to journalism for a story promoting the unproven and absolutely bonkers pseudoscientific practice of 'earthing'.

And the first Wankley of 2018 goes to …

January 15, 2018 9

Seven News Sydney is this year's first recipient of a Wankley Award for a very shoddy go at last week's flash of outrage at Queensland reportedly removing gender descriptions from its driving licences.

And the Wankley goes to … <em>The Sunday Telegraph</em>, for making up a rainbow flag ban

And the Wankley goes to … The Sunday Telegraph, for making up a rainbow flag ban

October 2, 2017 2

Did you hear that the NRL banned rainbow flags from the grand final? You might have, but it's not true.

And the Wankley goes to … Shane Dowling, for gleefully ignoring the justice system

August 11, 2017 2

Shane Dowling says he did no more than journalists do every day, but His Honour rather disagreed.

Stefanovic ‘sex stance’ in News Ltd state-of-origin wars

Stefanovic ‘sex stance’ in News Ltd state-of-origin wars

July 1, 2011 1

There's nothing like a good state-of-origin war between The Courier Mail and The Daily Telegraph. But when a TV star calls for a fellow employee to withholding bedroom favours from his boss, you know a Wankley is just around the corner.

A right royal fawning over Big Willie and Babykins

A right royal fawning over Big Willie and Babykins

April 29, 2011 7

Crikey sends a very special 21-gun-salute to Australia's newspapers in celebration of their fawning coverage of today's royal wedding.

Wankley winner no swan song

April 11, 2011

It is with great reluctance, and some trepidation, that Richard Farmer felt bound to express strong disagreement with the editorial judgment of his Crikey editor regarding the choice of last week's Wankley award winner.

And the Wankley goes to… Kochie!

February 11, 2011 6

If you were following Sunrise co-host David Koch on Twitter this morning, you would have gotten an interesting take on Hosni Mubarak's refusal to resign as Egyptian president. For that, he takes out Crikey's coveted Wankley Award.

And the Gold Wankley for worst media stunt of the year goes to …

December 22, 2010 11

The 2010 Crikey Wankley Awards offer a roll-call of the worst of the worst in Australian media -- the beat-ups and bust-ups; a who's who of shameless spinners, choleric columnists and starry-eyed, scandal-seeking gutter rats. But who's the ultimate winner?

And the Wankley goes to … the Daily Tele’s mobile radiation shield story

November 5, 2010 19

Wherever he was on Thursday, Stephen Fenech’s ears must have been burning, but it wasn’t because of harmful electromagnetic radiation from his mobile phone.

The lamest campaign questions

The lamest campaign questions

August 20, 2010 5

More than a month of election campaigning under a bright media spotlight produces a lot of questions to leaders. A bunch of them are awful. Many are Wankley-worthy. Here's the worst.

And the Wankley goes to… heatwave hysteria

January 30, 2009 7

This week's Wankley award goes to media organisations for their ridiculously over-the-top weather coverage, writes Ruth Brown.

And the almost Wankley goes to … Beavers!

March 20, 2008

There is no Friday in this working week, so there will be no Wankley Award as such. However, we would like to salute beavers everywhere, writes Jane Nethercote.

And the Wankley Award goes to…

March 14, 2008 3

Ok, Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman have done their bit to promote early detection of prostate cancer. However, writes Jane Nethercote.

And the Weekly Wankly Award goes to…not Patrick Swayze

March 7, 2008

Patrick Swayze was just the sideshow this week. But what a side show, writes Jane Nethercote.