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Sunday isn’t Sunday without The Sunday Telegraph defaming a celebrity

The Sunday Telegraph doesn’t seem to have entirely learned its lesson about double checking the identity of famous people before jumping in with both feet.  

ros-reines-twitter-kate-macThe newspaper that added to the gaiety of the nation with the fake Pauline Hanson photos has been at it again – this time getting the wrong end of the stick and announcing a Twitter spat between Jackie O and Kate Mac, who had until recently been 2Day FM colleagues and remain friends.

The story was to be found in the newspaper’s gossip column edited by Ros Reines, known to her 3,892 Twitter followers as @tabloidterror. She asked:

“What was better than the skirmish between Jackie O and Kate Mac on Twitter last week?”

She reported how, after the KyleandJackieO Twitter feed had tweeted about trying to get an invite to Kirribilli House, Mac was scathing. According to Reines:

“This led to Mac to proclaim that they are ridiculous writing ”Oh let’s try and get ourselves invited to a BBQ.'”

This escalated, reported Reines, to Mac declaring Kyle & Jackie O to be “absolute wankers”.

Which was sort of true. Except that they were the thoughts of Caitlin McCulloch, a media and communications student from Melbourne, as it made clear on her Twitter profile, in the name of catie_mac. Her thoughts were aimed at the relatively modest 118 friends who follow her. The (semi) famous Kate Mac isn’t even on Twitter.


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