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Newspaper Has An Absolute Shocker

Australia's illustrious Financial Review prints "World Is Fukt" on its front page. Editor apologises for "extremely bad result."

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The "World Is Fukt" headline presumably referred to yesterday's announcement that Australia's government is buying 58 joint strike fighters at a cost of $24 billion.

AFR editor apologises to WA readers for ‘World is Fukt’ front page - mUmBRELLA http://t.co/EHevRFOjQU

Eggs Harris-Rustla@thewetmale

AFR editor apologises to WA readers for ‘World is Fukt’ front page - mUmBRELLA http://t.co/EHevRFOjQU

03:38 AM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Australian Financial Review Editor Michael Stutchbury apologised to readers in Western Australia, where the edition was accidentally sent to press.

fairfaxmedia.com.au

Stutchbury told Mumbrella: “The WA edition is the result of a simple error that got through normal quality control and then ended up with an extremely bad result."

“The first thing I want to do is to apologise to Western Australian readers of the Australian Financial Review for the obviously unacceptable state of the front page of their paper this morning. It is an extreme one-off and we are going through our processes to make sure it does not happen again."

The hashtag #worldisfukt was soon trending.

#worldisfukt is now trending in Australia http://t.co/P15oTtFddX

Trends Australia@TrendsAustralia

#worldisfukt is now trending in Australia http://t.co/P15oTtFddX

08:16 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Readers saw the funny side.

AFR is my new hero. Finally, journalism that tells it like it is #WorldIsFukt

hellharpy@hellharpy

AFR is my new hero. Finally, journalism that tells it like it is #WorldIsFukt

08:21 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That is clearly going to be the best selling edition of the Fin ever. #worldisfukt

Ms Laurie@laurie_ms

That is clearly going to be the best selling edition of the Fin ever. #worldisfukt

06:42 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ahaha it’s real and I have a copy #finreview #WorldIsFukt. Hope person responsible survives - this is very amusing.

Sir Grahame of Perth@angrygoat

Ahaha it’s real and I have a copy #finreview #WorldIsFukt. Hope person responsible survives - this is very amusing.

06:10 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I think "World is Fukt" should be entered into the #Walkleys for best headline.

Bronwen Clune@bronwen

I think "World is Fukt" should be entered into the #Walkleys for best headline.

06:07 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

On all fairness, 'World is Fukt' is a pretty accurate headline for almost any story

Fiona Katauskas@FionaKatauskas

On all fairness, 'World is Fukt' is a pretty accurate headline for almost any story

06:06 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What exactly was issue with AFR cover? #worldisfukt sentiment seems ok, if dubious spelling. Empty lines for Hockey's speech is rather apt.

Simon Angilley@dufussy

What exactly was issue with AFR cover?
#worldisfukt sentiment seems ok, if dubious spelling.
Empty lines for Hockey's speech is rather apt.

05:49 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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