The editors at the Hobart Mercury had a bit of a difficult day on Friday. With the front page dedicated to the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader in town to show support for those affected by the floods, the News Corp paper had a great chance for a good front-page photo op — the only problem is that the paper said that “Prime Minister Tony Abbott” was in Tassie to show support. The picture of Turnbull was captioned correctly, but the copy wasn’t. Our tipster says “has Eric Abetz become an editor for the paper or is it a past ideal or an example of foresight?”

Mercury June 10

Mercury June 10 close up

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Peter Fray
Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey