Thursday, 28 March 2013

BBC: Not Gay Marriage

"During transmission of a recorded report on shipping in South Africa, a topline aston strap was erroneously transposed by our MosART automation system over a voiceclip from Captain Rufus Lekale from Transnet when the item played out in our 0800GMT news bulletin.
"We apologise to Captain Lekale for any embarrassment this technical error may have caused."

A BBC spokesbot, quoted earlier.
It's annoying and can be insulting if someone gets your name wrong, but would this be newsworthy if the transposed words had read something other than - tee hee-hee - "gay marriage"? 

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