Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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e.tv's own Bushism 10/02/2009 08:15 - (SA)

Cape Town - e.tv's news channel, eNews, inadvertently reported on Monday that George Bush had died.

The words "George Bush is dead" appeared on the television screen for approximately three seconds shortly after 14:00.

e.tv spokesperson Vasili Vass said the error crept in when the technical director wanted to test what a certain type of banner would look like on the screen.

"Instead of the preview button he pressed the one for direct broadcasting."


Now my question is this. Whatever happened to "testing, testing, 1, 2"?

10 comments:

Simply-Mel said...

Clearly Vasilli has some issues with Bush....wonder if that could be construed as a threat? LOL

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Mel! I`m sure the FBI will be on the case. Codename "Irrelevant Threat - Code Pink"... LOL!

Hayley said...

No?

Tamara said...

Hehehe... that's classic.

I'm here from your lovely wife's blog. thanks for the laugh.

The Running Golfer said...

Hello Tamara! I`ve seen you around, small place this blogging world.. :)

Thanks for the visit and I`m glad you had a laugh! Only in SA... tsk tsk tsk...

Ps. she is gorgeous, hey?

Heather Nicole said...

hehehe...

The Running Golfer said...

Hello Heather!!!

David Richardson said...

Yowsa! That's big time.

Sometimes I do wonder if instances like that are an accident...or not.

Either way, that's really something.

Kevin Davis said...

Definitely an odd phrase to 'test' with - awesome.

The Running Golfer said...

Hey David & Kevin! Yeah, I don`t think the dude`s political views are too difficult to figure out!