Heard about the debacle over the Australian census? What took place before the eyes of anyone with a social media account on Tuesday night became an exclusive in yesterday’s Daily Tele.

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That’s from Page 5. On the front page, every single story was an exclusive except the census teaser. But the Tele topped the census yarn with a red splotch similar to that used on the other, actually exclusive stories. Maybe this caused some confusion …

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It hardly needs saying, but the story was in other papers. Even the Sydney Morning Herald got a detailed story about the problems in the paper, and their print deadlines are notoriously early.

Peter Fray

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