Video: BBC turns Corbyn’s ‘his brother’ to ‘Hezbollah’, gives away… what?


The BBC let slip something today when it featured a clip of Jeremy Corbyn and Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard congratulating Prince Harry on his engagement to Meghan Markle.

Corbyn spoke of his admiration for the way ‘Harry and his brother’ have put a spotlight on mental health – but the BBC’s subtitles went way off script and turned ‘his brother’ to ‘Hezbollah’:

But did they go off-script?

Certainly, the substitution of ‘his brother’ for ‘Hezbollah’ is not a mistake anyone will easily make in the very clear context of what Corbyn was talking about – so was it a Freudian slip? A Pavlovian reflex of some kind in which a possibly-distracted operator went onto autopilot and typed something s/he has had hammered home as a link to, well, hammer home?

Or does the BBC have some kind of library of ‘frequently-used smears’ to be that led to an erroneous…

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