Oops. Seven News uses photoshopped image

Another case of fake news photoshopped for our edification…..

Last month a Seven News story on shares in Melbourne being left as clutter across the city included a photo of a bike left on top of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

“If you’re in Carlton and looking to hire the oBike app would lead you here,” said Kristy Mayr. “But as you can see there’s one big problem…”

But Media Watch has since revealed “Seven ripped the photo off Reddit and it’s a fake. It’s a stock image with the bike photoshopped in.”

It follows TEN News admitting it had faked an anti-marriage equality poster into a bus shelter by one of its own graphics staff members.


  1. It’s not fake news but I was flattered to see Nine News Canberra using part of the article I wrote on Wikipedia about Mt Taylor in Canberra. Glad to be of assistance guys…

  2. It was from a bus stop shelter somewhere in America I believe and Waleed Ali claimed it was ‘all over’ Melbourne which was totally false.
    “if your in Carlton…’? ‘if you are or if you’re in Carlton…’ please. Your in this context is wrong and yet another lazy misuse of our language imported from the USA.

    • Secret Squïrrel

      That’s a little harsh. Sometimes it’s simply a typo rather than poor grammar per se, and we all make mistakes from time to time.

      I won’t claim that you opening your quote with a double quotation mark but closing it with a single is an example of encroaching American cultural imperialism.

      • That’s because you’re a lap-dog of the socialist Left nanny-state who ruined our Country by making it illegal for schools to teach good spelling & grammar, and if given the chance will destroy our Australian Values by forcing us to bend the knee to some foreign blonde with a couple of dragons…

        (Why, yes, I do listen to talkback radio. Why do you ask?)

        • You forgot the part about marriage equality supporters “bullying” people into voting Yes. That seems to be the overused word de jour among the shock jocks and Murdoch journalists since the debate began.

    • To be fair, I don’t think this has anything to do with the USA – the grammatical difference between “your” and “you’re” is standard and there are no circumstances in either US English or British English in which they are interchangeable. David made an extremely rare typo.

  3. Just one more reason why I don’t watch the “news”. All froth and bubble. News should be an expandable program, if there’s no news just give us a couple of minutes of our weathe. If there’s something to tell expand the time available.

    • Secret Squïrrel

      Same here. Can’t trust either Seven News or Nine News except to trust that they’re not reliable and mostly not actual news. ABC News on the weekend is often padded out too or they switch to sport after about 10 minutes and then s-t-r-e-t-c-h that out to fill the remaining time.

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