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Pedestrian’s Lindt chocolate bunny siege pic isn’t what it looks like; Social media guru Papworth’s oafish tweet; Uber cashes in

An early contender for least classy coverage of the Lindt Store siege goes to Pedestrian Daily with this image, apparently showing a chocolate Lindt bunny sitting on a police barrier.

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A quick reverse image shows that the picture was taken by Getty Images in Germany in March last year. It actually shows a bunny on a blue and white beach basket.

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Pedestrian’s Facebook followers aren’t hugely impressed.

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Neither is Dr Mumbo.

1.05pm update: Pedestrian TV writer Alasdair Duncan later tweeted an apology about the image saying “It’s literally just the first one I found in Getty Images, sorry everyone”. The image has now been removed from the Pedestrian story but remains on their Facebook page.

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Second least classy coverage? Social media guru Laurel Papworth’s somewhat twisted priorities…

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Twitter respondents were less than impressed.

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Papworth tried to reframe her tweet a couple of hours later:Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 1.01.31 pm

People still weren’t entirely convinced:

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1.20pm update: And taxi service Uber’s famous PR ineptness has kicked in again, according to Mashable

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3pm update: After initially justifying its surge pricing as a bid to get more drivers to the congested Sydney CBD, Uber decided to make its rides free.

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