BBC swaps the word ‘war’ with ‘more’ — resulting in a big mistake
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The BBC is taking heat for a tweet that misquoted Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations.
- The British broadcaster posted, in a now deleted tweet the network reported “Donald Trump tells UN General Assembly ‘war will follow’ after his decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran.”
- However, upon further review, the word “war” was actually the word “more.”
- The BBC posted multiple clarifications and corrections to the tweet.
- These tweets, some of which have since been deleted, contained what some view as the flippant hashtags “#HonestMistake,” “#OurBad” and “#Oops.”
- CNN reporter Hadas Gold compared one of the BBC’s tweets to basically being an “our bad” statement from the network.
BBC, one of the most followed, important news orgs in the world, Tweeted that Trump said “war will follow” with Iran…. Then are like “oops sorry” https://t.co/aL5xXH0NVv
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) September 26, 2018
- Conservative media and Trump supporters have taken to social media to criticize the network’s error.
- Some social media users claim the error could have been a result of unclear audio.
#Spanky hasn't been able to enunciate properly for weeks.
Go listen to how slurred and low volume most of his address to UNGA was.
— It's Not Eric (@FauxEricCantor) September 26, 2018