The Turnbull Government has taken our border protection a few steps too far, building a fence on the border of Slovenia.
Or at least that’s what was reported by American cable news channel CNN.
Per reports from news.com.au, the 24-hour news channel has proven geography isn’t its strong point, and reported that Australia is set to construct a fence at our border with Slovenia. Except they meant to say Austria.
It’s probably just a typo by the person writing the news script and captioning the program, but either way, Twitter didn’t let them get away it.
US writer Matthew Yglesia spotted the embarrassing blunder and kickstarted the mocking spree:
This seems a little paranoid for an island nation thousands of miles away. pic.twitter.com/6jTLYhGwqz
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 29, 2016
And it was all downhill from there…
When you’re too American to know the difference between Austria and Australia https://t.co/EF2scGWECF
— Tweets From Aleppo (@halabtweets) February 29, 2016
— citizen grafiti (@grafiti) February 29, 2016
It’s just another error in the hilarious string of incorrect news reports from CNN, including crackers like the time they said a banner displaying a dildo at a Gay Pride parade was in fact an ISIS flag:
Or the time when they didn’t do math good:
— Brady (@burninggoats) September 18, 2014