It seems that "We Need to Talk" was really "We Did Not Even Talk".
Australia's Foregn Minister, Kevin Rudd, has been quick to kill the Fiji Sun story that yesterday said he sought the illegal regime's Inoke Kubuabola ought in New York and that there was a thawing of relations.
The myth was promoted by the Fiji Sun under the headline "We Need to talk" in a story that claimed Rudd had approached Kubuabola and they had shook hands.
Rudd has dismissed the story - and the claim he said "we need to talk."
A statement from his office says Kubuabola introduced himself as the Foreign Minister of Fiji AFTER shaking hands and there was no substantive discussion.
Rudd's statement said Australia, along with New Zealand and the rest of the international community, remains resolute in calling for a prompt return to democracy and the rule of law in Fiji.
The pro-regime paper either had a base case of wishful thinking, got it wrong or Kubuabola tried to pull a fast one but got caught. A day before, the FijiVillage had run a story with a photo of him with US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, also in New York, and the unlikely line that the US was ready to engage.
Revisit that photo, folks, and you will see that it looks too chummy to be true. Meanwhile, here is what the Sun wrote. By the way, the story was revisited by Islands Business who ran the Rudd and Clinton stories together.
THE SUN STORY: 'There are signs that Fiji's icy relations with Australia could be thawing. The positive development came at the United Nations Assembly in New York when Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd approached his Fiji counterpart Inoke Kubuabola for a chat. Ratu Inoke told the Fiji Sun this was a positive sign for Fiji. Mr Rudd approached Ratu Inoke following his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He was congratulated with a handshake by Ratu Inoke. Ratu Inoke said he had a meeting yesterday morning with Mr Rudd following his presentation. He said in the course of their brief meeting Mr Rudd told him "We Need to Talk."