There's no such thing as ancient history on the internet. A Crikey reader unearths Harry Connick Jr. appearing in a MAD TV sketch with "blackface" in 1996. Hmm.
In light of all the scandal following last night's Hey Hey it's Saturday, which featured a blackface skit, Crikey intern Melanie Mahony clarifies the history of blackface. Is it racist?
The Australian gets pride of place in the Liberal Party show bags, Harry Connick Jr does blackface too, Jessica Watson was sailing in murky waters, more SA MP biffo, the LNP's preselection for Wright starts to sweat, and more tips-offs from readers.