Happy Australia D– oh wait. Yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph came with a fetching free bucket hat emblazoned with Australian flags, perfect for spewing in after a few too many Australia Day beers on Thursday. And in support of Australia’s struggling manufacturing industry, the hat was made in … China.

picture via Reddit

Department of Corrections. A rather embarrassing correction from the UK’s Daily Telegraph on January 21 …

Front page of the day. How South Carolina’s The State newspaper reported the South Carolina GOP primary:

Assassination always gets the readers returning

“The owner of a Jewish newspaper in Atlanta has said he deeply regrets writing a column suggesting that Israel consider ‘a hit’ on Barack Obama if he stands in the way of the Jewish state defending itself. Andrew Adler told The Guardian he wrote the column in the weekly Atlanta Jewish Times ‘to get a reaction’ from the paper’s readers.” — The Guardian

Fired fake chopper journo doesn’t want job back

“Sacked Channel 9 reporter Melissa Mallet does not want to go back to the station that axed her last year in the wake of the Choppergate scandal. Mallet’s legal team told the hearing into her claim of unfair dismissal at Fair Work Australia that they were no longer asking for reinstatement but were still chasing lost wages.” — News.com.au

News Corp to buy Turkish media group?

“News Corp. is considering a bid for Sabah-ATV, according to people familiar with the matter, adding a new competitor to a small handful of big western private-equity and media companies in the running to possibly buy Turkey’s No. 2 media group.” — Wall Street Journal

The trouble continues at Fairfax

“Analysts and fund managers expect more job cuts at Fairfax Media as media companies continue to struggle against powerful structural and cyclical headwinds. CCZ media analyst Roger Colman believes Fairfax should cut its workforce by more than half, from 11,000 to 5000.” — The Australian

Australian Open serves up win for Seven

“With Aussies such as Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt at play, network shares have soared -including a 40.7% share on Friday and 42.5% on Saturday.” — TV Tonight

Hari no longer an Independent 

“Johann Hari, the journalist at the Independent who was suspended for plagiarism, has announced that he will not return to the newspaper.” — The Guardian

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