.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Sambhar Mafia - Cooked To Kill!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Cabbie Turns Cyber Expert on BBC

In a case of mistaken identity, the BBC interviewed a Cab driver for a tech show while the cyber expert was waiting just outside the studio. BBC realized the mistake and cut short the cabbie’s interview and later issued an apology.

A London cabbie suffered an awkward few moments of fame when the BBC mistook him for a computer expert and interviewed him live on the flagship News 24 channel, the corporation admitted on Saturday.

The real expert was Guy Kewney, a journalist specialising in computer issues who had been invited to comment on Apple Computer's legal battle with Apple Corps, the Beatles' music publishing company.

In fact, this 'expert' was the taxi driver who had come to collect Kewney after his interview. But as soon as he had arrived at the BBC building, an excitable assistant had bundled him into the studio and equipped him with a clip-on microphone before he had a chance to protest.

(YouTube Video link via Boing Boing)

5 Comments:

  • Very funny.Just cldnt imagine the guy's expressions when he was being interviewed

    By Blogger Prasanna, at 9:38 PM  

  • ROTFL!! God! He sounds like he knows the whole stuf!!!

    By Blogger Jo, at 11:50 PM  

  • ROTFL !!!!

    By Anonymous RaajK, at 1:23 AM  

  • Kaps

    This is too funny.. ROTFL..

    That guy handled it really well..

    By Blogger Ram Viswanathan, at 3:15 PM  

  • LOL! The guy handled it very well, pure guts!

    Surprising part is how BBC ppl failed to notice the mix up!!!!

    By Blogger Madhu, at 5:16 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home