One of Australia’s most popular tabloids has called for action on climate change after printing two pages from a rival newspaper by mistake.
The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph, a right-leaning tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch, accidentally printed two pages of the liberal Sydney Morning Herald in its Thursday edition.
The pages include a letter calling for action to tackle climate change, the BBC has reported.
In an announcement on Twitter this morning, The Telegraph said: “Good morning readers, today @DailyTelegraph printed 2 pages from The Sydney Morning Herald in some editions. Both papers share the same printing facility in Sydney’s west and the error happened during the production process. We apologise for any confusion this has caused.”
The front page reports on an “ISIS plot to strike” before taking a humorous liberal-leaning twist in the centre pages.
Good morning readers, today @DailyTelegraph printed 2 pages from The Sydney Morning Herald in some editions. Both papers share the same printing facility in Sydney’s west and the error happened during the production process. We apologise for any confusion this has caused. pic.twitter.com/PzGSeLjlmH— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) April 24, 2019
The mistake was spotted by a number of readers who were quick to see the funny side.
We pick out the best reaction below:
I think we call this a collectors’ edition … of today’s combined @smh and @dailytelegraph pic.twitter.com/i2YXRDLEpm— Jasper Lindell (@jclindell) April 24, 2019
I am sure the @dailytelegraph readers will be ever so grateful for the addition of the opinion pages of the @smh in their #AnzacDay copy but spare a thought for some hapless printer who is about to feel the full wrath from News Corp. https://t.co/6kGqA4B3HP— Kate McClymont (@Kate_McClymont) April 24, 2019
Printing error: Murdoch’s Daily Telegraph includes pages from rival Sydney Morning Herald https://t.co/234lm9IkL7 hahaha. should be more of it. the world would be a better(-informed) place— sooooz (@ssusanneanne) April 25, 2019
Best news story this year – Rupert Murdoch tabloid calls for action to tackle climate change after printing two pages of a liberal rival by mistake.— Jack Peat (@jacknpeat) April 25, 2019