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You may soon be paying more of Waleed’s salary

13 November 2017

9:31 PM

13 November 2017

9:31 PM

You, me, our fellow taxpayers everywhere already help pay Waleed Aly’s salary for his important work tackling terrorism at Monash University.

Now, News.com.au suggests we may soon be paying him even more:

Waleed Aly is “over” his job co-hosting The Project and is “eyeing off” the plum role occupied by Leigh Sales at the ABC.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Aly, who has permanently fronted The Project on Channel Ten since January 2015, is now in talks with the national broadcaster.

The report said that Aly may now consider the Ten show “a little beneath him”.

Last year Aly, 39, won the Gold Logie for Best Personality on TV for his role on The Project.

But friends say the academic lawyer and writer, who regards himself an intellectual, was thinking of returning to the ABC.

And the role he would prefer is that held by Leigh Sales, as the anchor of the flagship current affairs program, 7.30.

Personally, I preferred it when a commercial business paid for Waleed to tell the great unwashed what to think.

I’m rather less enthusiastic about my taxes going to “my” ABC to hire another leftie sophisticate who doesn’t think that commercial television is good enough for him. “Balance”, eh?

Arthur Chrenkoff blogs at The Daily Chrenk where this piece also appears.

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