If you were a News Ltd columnist known for strident advocacy of the “send them back” position as regards asylum seekers arriving unannounced by boat, and your blog’s comment threads regularly feature attacks by readers on immigrants based on their ethnicity and stereotypes thereof, would you run the following headline, actually about mynas?

Send these Indians back

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