Thursday, December 09, 2010

BBC Weather Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Nazis

They're deeply sorry for any inconvenience.
The BBC has apologised for showing footage of a Nazi rally - instead of the weather forecast.

The footage posted on the BBC website showed images of the Second World War German occupation of the Channel Islands.

A human error meant the wrong footage was uploaded on to the BBC's South West region website which includes the Channel Islands.

Web users globally would have been able to spot the error which was quickly changed by BBC staff.

A BBC insider said: "This is another BBC cock-up. People in the Plymouth HQ were jumping up and down about it.

"Anyone looking at the weather website found images of Nazi rallies and the occupation of the Channel Islands which is a particularly sensitive issue.

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