Australia: Bogan call bites Aly

Australia: Bogan call bites Aly, by Stephen Brook.

Waleed Aly is a talented figure who can write geopolitical think pieces for Fairfax papers and mix it with the kids on Channel Ten’s The Project. But he is also a polarising one: you either love him or hate him. …


Aly recently found himself uncharacteristically on the receiving end of an unfavourable social media storm when he made an off joke during The Project that ­managed to besmirch bogans and administration workers. One typically intemperate and unfair attack on Facebook read: “The word bogan is really just dog whistle for working-class Anglo Saxons. It’s used by smug hipsters and genuine racists like Waleed. Waleed Aly you are a racist scumbag!

But not by a bogan!

The post was made by one David Kozgrev, who just happens to be David Cosgrove, son of our Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd). Talk about making life uncomfortable for the G-G. Says a spokesman from Government House: “The Governor-General is currently overseas and does not know whether any such post was made by one of his family. He hopes not.”