Murdoch backs immigrant campaign? Guess who believes in giving illegal immigrants in the US full citizenship? Why that former foreigner, Rupert Murdoch. He’s put his name to a campaign launched in New York overnight, led by Michael Bloomberg, the republican mayor of New York (and even wealthier than Murdoch).

So does this mean we will see The Australian and Murdoch’s various metro tabloids adopt a different stance on boat people? Will The Bolter and Piers discover the sense of giving people coming here some sort of recognition, as their proprietor was given on September 4, 1985, when he became a US citizen to enable him to expand his small American empire into the giant it is today? — Glenn Dyer

Fielding getting frisky? The thing about uploading your photos to free services like Yfrog is that you never know what advertising they’ll put next to it. As Senator Steve Fielding found out (courtesy of one keen-eyed Twit Sarah):

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Online news sites set records with Labor spill

“Yesterday’s dramatic departure of outgoing PM Kevin Rudd and replacement with Julia Gillard has smashed traffic records for Australia’s news websites, outstripping even the death of Michael Jackson and the Black Saturday bushfires.” — mUmBrella

The new iPhone is great — except if you hold it

“When the guy holds the iPhone in his hands, touching the outside antenna band in two places, he drops reception. Placing the phone down gets him four bars.” — Gizmodo

Oil spill coverage from Jacques Cousteau’s grandson

“Philippe Cousteau Jr., son of Philippe Cousteau and grandson of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau, announced via Tweet that he will bring his extensive diving expertise to a regular blog for…” — WebNewser

David Speers stars at pay TV’s night of nights

“Amid the hosting he dropped several timely political gags and even finished the night by blowing his own trumpet — literally.” — TV Tonight

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