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Friday, July 13, 2007

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is the BBC. They get the award for the following.

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC apologized to Queen Elizabeth on Thursday for wrongly implying that she had stormed out of a photo shoot with American celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The British broadcaster backtracked on its implication that the monarch had lost her temper when asked to remove her crown.

The story became headline news around the world after a promotional trailer for a BBC documentary "A year with the Queen," due to be shown later this year, was shown to journalists.

"In this trailer there is a sequence that implies that the Queen left a sitting prematurely. This was not the case and the actual sequence of events was misrepresented," it said in a statement.

"The BBC would like to apologize to both the Queen and Annie Leibovitz for any upset this may have caused."

Queen Elizabeth, who was being filmed for the behind-the-scenes documentary, was depicted as apparently having flounced out of a room at Buckingham Palace with an aide carrying her robes.

Scenes of the Queen and Leibovitz clashing over the request to remove the crown were followed by footage of the monarch walking down a corridor and telling her lady-in-waiting: "I'm not changing anything. I've had enough dressing like this thank you very much."

But the footage was actually filmed as the Queen made her way to the sitting.
Off with their heads! Darn it, we can't do that. But TFM will do the best thing. The BBC is today's Knucklehead of the Day.

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