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BBC interviews wrong man - Network talks to cabbie instead of Internet download expert
CNN ^ | May 15, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 05/15/2006 1:07:29 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

LONDON, England (AP) -- The BBC has admitted it was taken for a ride by a cabbie.

The network has apologized to its viewers for a studio mix-up that resulted in a cab driver appearing on live television as an expert on Internet music downloads.

"We interviewed the wrong person," a British Broadcasting Corp. spokeswoman said Monday while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with company policy. "We apologize to viewers for any confusion."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bbc; haha; idiots; media; mediadinosaurs; msmmedia
HA!
1 posted on 05/15/2006 1:07:33 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Morons.


2 posted on 05/15/2006 1:08:38 PM PDT by Serb5150 (Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Yeah, but what did he have to say?

It must have sounded "expert".


3 posted on 05/15/2006 1:10:06 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I bet no one in the audience (all 10) knew the difference.


4 posted on 05/15/2006 1:12:41 PM PDT by edpc
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Producers apparently realized by the end of the interview that something had gone wrong -- and, after they had gone off the air, asked the cabbie if there was a problem.

"He said: 'Well, it was OK, but I was a bit rushed,'

Hahahaha!

They should have him back and give him a little more time to prepare!

5 posted on 05/15/2006 1:12:58 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

It sure let's you know the intellectual level of their host.......and their cabbies..........


6 posted on 05/15/2006 1:21:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: siunevada
Yeah, but what did he have to say?

It must have sounded "expert".

The guy sounded credible, but when you're just providing a few 10-15 second bites, everyone sounds like an expert.

7 posted on 05/15/2006 1:26:28 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: randog

He probably stayed at a Holliday Inn Express last night.


8 posted on 05/15/2006 1:29:44 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I love stuff like this.


9 posted on 05/15/2006 1:30:56 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

OK.

So, when will they apologize for all the other times news organizations have presented "expert" opinions from people who didn't deserve that title?


10 posted on 05/15/2006 1:32:15 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
It's a British sort of thing. Here's another example.
11 posted on 05/15/2006 1:32:52 PM PDT by aliquis
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To: ShadowAce

Good laugh ping...


12 posted on 05/15/2006 2:19:19 PM PDT by expat_panama (There are 10 kinds of freepers; them that manage numbers with a computer, and them that don't.)
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To: aliquis
Here's another example.

So that adds up to all of two examples,

...that we know about

13 posted on 05/15/2006 2:21:26 PM PDT by expat_panama (There are 10 kinds of freepers; them that manage numbers with a computer, and them that don't.)
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To: sourcery

So, when will they apologize for all the other times news organizations have presented "expert" opinions from people who didn't deserve that title?

&&&
When the swine are cleared for take-off.


14 posted on 05/15/2006 2:25:44 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Link to video of cabbie. Pretty funny.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/video/cabbie.wmv


15 posted on 05/15/2006 2:28:32 PM PDT by dhs12345
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You guys think THIS is is rich... I hear that their was a linguist at MIT who passed himself off as a political scientist and foreign affairs expert for YEARS!

Who could be dumb enough to fall for a scam like that?


16 posted on 05/15/2006 4:17:08 PM PDT by American Soldier
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To: edpc
I bet no one in the audience (all 10) knew the difference.

I usually watch the BBC Evening News. Don't remember this exact interview but the Guardian broke it the other day.

17 posted on 05/15/2006 4:19:34 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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