Wednesday, February 17, 2010

'I've Said Three Hail Marys, Everything is Going To Be Fine'

Just one of those days when all of the idiocy seems to revolve around Planet Biden.
Sky News presenter Kay Burley was forced to make an on-air apology yesterday after joking that a Roman Catholic symbol on American vice-president Joe Biden's forehead looked like a large bruise.

When corrected, she compounded her error by announcing: 'I've said three Hail Marys, everything is going to be fine.'

Mr Biden was in fact marking Ash Wednesday and had ash smeared on his forehead, as is the custom for Roman Catholics.

But during a discussion with U.S. correspondent, Greg Milam about a fiscal stimulus package being unveiled by Mr Biden, Miss Burley, 49, was more interested in the 'nasty' brown mark.

Suggesting that the 'large bruise' might be caused by an accident at the Winter Olympics in Canada, she encouraged Mr Milam to find out.

During an advert break she was made aware of her ignorance.

Later Miss Burley said: 'I know I'm a very bad Catholic. I know I should know that today is Ash Wednesday and that's why he'd got ash across his forehead.

'I've said three Hail Marys, everything is going to be fine.'
This isn't the first time Burley showed herself to be a blithering idiot.
During the suicide attacks on three buildings in New York and Washington on September 11th 2001, she announced: ‘If you're just joining us, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States has been decimated by a terrorist attack.’

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