YouRube: The BBC Cock-up

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It’s bad enough that YouTube is fast becoming the VCR for the MySpace set; now people are uploading crap without first getting their facts straight…

My weekend newsfeeds were all abuzz with the story of how the BBC mistakenly interviewed a London cabbie about a legal decision in the case between The Beatles’ Apple Corps and Apple Computer.

While the Cock-up did indeed take place, the gentlemen in front of the cameras was not a cab driver but instead an IT professional applying for a job at the Beeb. Watch the video for yourself and you’ll hopefully agree that all things considered the poor guy ended up doing an okay job!

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2 Responses to YouRube: The BBC Cock-up

  1. Clariefly says:

    Why does one need to get their facts straight in order to upload the clip?

    And for whom is the existence of YouTube “bad enough”? Unfunny comedians?

  2. Why does one need to get their facts straight in order to upload the clip?

    Because lies make baby Jesus cry…

    And for whom is the existence of YouTube “bad enough”? Unfunny comedians?

    Ouch! If you actually had the guts to post a real email address and be accountable for your words I might actually be offended by that…

    But to clarify, I don’t find the victimization of innocent people particularly funny. Nor do I take kindly to flame bait.

    Consider yourself banned. Have a great day!

    😛

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