Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thatcher Opps!

All Westerners look alike, right?
A Taiwanese news station cocked up big time this week, by showing footage of Queen Elizabeth II while reporting the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher!
CTi Cable flashed a headline of 'Margaret Thatcher Dies of Stroke' and showed two clips of the Queen shaking hands with the public. The station publically apologised, after viewers pinged it for failing to distinguish between the two women.
But the Taiwanese station was not alone: news producers for Thailand's army-owned Channel 5 mixed up the dearly departed Maggie with actress Meryl Streep the very next day! It displayed Lady Thatcher's biography for nearly two minutes alongside a picture of Streep in character for the movie The Iron Lady.
Mrs Thatcher died last Monday in London, aged 87.

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