4 Dec 2011

News website makes "Pansy Wong" error

4:39 pm on 4 December 2011

Australia's Sunday Telegraph website has admitted posting a headline mistaking a former New Zealand MP for one of its senators.

The news website referred to Senator Penny Wong as Pansy Wong, early on Sunday over a story about gay marriage.

The headline read: "PM Julia Gillard and Senator Pansy Wong - a reluctant embrace of an emotive issue; gay marriage".

Reporter Claire Harvey later tweeted that a mistake had been made in which the openly gay Senator Wong had inadvertently been given a misnomer.

"A Kiwi-born online ed at the Sunday Tele mistakenly wrote Senator "Pansy Wong" today. Pansy Wong is a real NZ pollie," she tweeted.