Newspaper apologises for Logie leak

THE Herald Sun has apologised to viewers and absolved Google of any responsibility after admitting to naming Hamish Blake as the Gold Logie winner two hours before the rest of Australia knew.

After a day in which it refused to admit it had got it wrong and shifted the blame on Google, last night the Melbourne tabloid finally caved in.

"We apologise and hope it did not ruin viewers' overall Logies experience.

"The error was certainly accidental in that there was no deliberate intention to break the strict Logies embargo,'' it read.

On Sunday night, a story naming Blake that was secreted away on its website ready to publish after the embargo was lifted became ''searchable'' on Google, the Herald Sun said.

Read more at Brisbane Times

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