Pav writes: Julian Assange has won a Walkley award, the equivalent of a Pulitzer in his native Australia. This is separate from the Martha Gellhorn prize won earlier this year. The story is reported on crikey.com.au, a web magazine frequented by Australian journalists and political elites. Although the comments there will be waffling and long-winded perhaps they will also be interesting as an indicator of the mood in that world.
Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than
being flat broke and having a stomach ache.
-- Dolph Sharp, "I'm O.K., You're Not So Hot"