Those poor overworked subs at the Brisbane Times. This was the picture on the front page of the Brisbane Times website on Saturday night after the NZ election results came through — check out the caption:

The young lady standing next to the new PM is actually his daughter, Stephie, as you can see from the uncropped original family pic:

Crikey reader Shaun Goggins

Kim Jong Il: digital trickery or an amazing recovery from a stroke? It was intended to be the photograph that settled the matter once and for all — three months after vanishing from public view, and after reports that he had undergone brain surgery following a stroke, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, was alive and well. Rather than a genuine photograph, there were growing suspicions last night that the image released by the North Korean authorities may possibly be the result of digital trickery. — Times Online

Facebook and MySpace lock horns for social networking future. In the past few years they have become synonymous with the social networking phenomenon — rivals fighting each other for millions of users. Yesterday internet giants Facebook and MySpace went head to head again, as they outlined audacious plans for the future. Speaking in San Francisco, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said he would continue plan to expand aggressively around the world — while the head of MySpace suggested the company might bring out its own music player to rival the iPod. — The Guardian

Before he was President, mistaken for a waiter: a 2003 Obama meeting. In less than six years, Obama has gone from being mistaken for a waiter among the New York media elite, to the president-elect. — Wall Street Journal

The civic duty of the reporters who knew the truth about Sarah Palin. They let the rules of the game over-rule their duty to tell the American people the truth as they began to discover it. The truth is that Sarah Palin had no business whatever being on a national ticket. It was an insanely reckless choice. She could never adequately perform the job of president at a moment’s notice, and the McCain campaign and their media enablers were putting this country and the world at serious risk by perpetuating this farce. — The Daily Dish

Humans with big cat heads invade Australia. Advertising’s embrace of human beings with giant cat heads, which originated in Holland, has moved to Australia via this new Toyota Corolla work from Publicis Mojo in Sydney. According to the agency, the campaign “tells the story of a kitten headed hero who battles a gang of feral baddies” in an abandoned shopping mall, then scoots away in his sporty Corolla. “The ambitious production was a combination of very well rehearsed fighting sequences, and real, cuddly kitten heads.” — Adfreak

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