Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An honest mistake

Happens all the time...

Of all the stories surrounding the kill-bin Laden operation, this is emerging as one of the funnier ones...

In a story posted at GeekoSystem, we learn that the following humorous mix-up occurred on German TV as a newscaster attempted to report on the special forces who killed the terror leader.

There are perils associated with apparently using Google Image Search to get material for your official news broadcast. When a German television news channel, N24, was reporting a story on Navy SEAL Team Six, the unit which spearheaded the operation which ultimately killed Osama bin Laden, the channel accidentally used a fan-made logo for the Maquis, an anti-Cardassian rebel group which originally appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in place of the SEAL Team Six emblem.

As TrekMovie points out, there are a few differences between the logos:“[The newscaster] didn’t seem to notice (or care) that the skull in question was from a Klingon and included a bolted-on eyepatch. He and N24 also appear undeterred by the emblem’s inclusion of a phaser, 3 Klingon bat’leth swords and the word ‘Maquis.’” They also made on-air comments that acknowledged the Maquis logo and seemed to treat it as the real thing: “And they also have the ‘Team Six,’ that carried out the mission. They don’t have the skull in their emblem for nothing.”

Honest mistake.

(h/t: GeekoSystem, TrekMovie via io9 via Neatorama)

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