Brendan Nelson v Jeff Fenech? A particularly amusing case of picture matching gone wrong:

Paper is so last year On top of all its other current woes, the U.S. magazine business needs to be worried about a consumer backlash against paper-based publishing products. That was the message delivered to last week’s American Magazine Conference by Canadian Forest Products Association President Avrim Lazar. He predicted that environmentally-minded Americans will increasingly focus on the connection between the paper-making industry and the problem of global climate change. — AdvertisingAge

The curious case of the vanishing newspaper When the student newspaper at the University of Texas El Paso, the Prospector, ran a front-page story about the self-dethroned homecoming queen, who was alleged to be a former exotic dancer, it had no way of predicting a loss of more than 3,500 papers and $2,750. April Dominguez was crowned homecoming queen Oct. 5 but resigned two days later. By Oct. 9 heaps of newspapers detailing her resignation began to vanish. — Student Press Law Centre

Did PBS duck the torture issue? “Torturing Democracy” premieres on affiliates as PBS ducks the torture issue. This spring, PBS’s distinguished Frontline series aired a mildly critical account of the lead-up to the Iraq War entitled “Bush’s War.” As the airing of the program was announced, the Bush Administration proposed to slash public funding for PBS by roughly half for 2009, by 56% for 2010 and eliminating funding entirely for 2011. Did PBS get the message? Perhaps. — Scott Horton, The Daily Beast

Tony the Tiger pops up on the web Cartoon characters such as Tony the Tiger that promote foods high in salt, fat and sugar are disappearing from TV but appearing more frequently in press, radio and the internet, prompting the government to warn it will “keep an eye” on advertising. Companies targeting children with “junk food” ads have significantly cleaned up their act over the past five years, according to a government report by the Department of Health, revealed exclusively today by — MediaGuardian  

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