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Gems From Today’s The Age

Clearly The Age have given up on proof reading altogether…

Gangland daughter Katie Peirce found dead“:

Mr Ser, an outreach worker with the Father Bob Maguire Foundation, told The Age in the statement that rumours of the overdose “are yet to be made official”.

He said the family were dismayed at the rumours “as it is totally out of character for her to have died from an alleged overdose”.

Er. Yeah. I’m pretty sure she’s never died from an overdose before…

Flying off the handle: a day with the Dalai Lama, a night with Jetstar“:

“I’d just spent three days with the Dalai Lama and just looked at him really dismissively and said ‘f— off’ and we kept going,” she said.

That’s not a very nice way to treat the Dalai Lama, now, is it?