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How a joke about NBC and stupid Americans went viral on Twitter

ON Twitter, the closing ceremony to the London 2012 Olympics was punctuated by Mic Wright @brokenbottleboy tweeting:

NBC Commentator: “That is not actually Batman but a British folk hero known as Del Boy. Sort of like Robin Hood…”

It was a joke. But, apparently, many tweeters thought it was real. He adds:

My tweet about the NBC commentator and Del Boy was a joke. Speaks volumes that people thought it was a genuine quote.

And:

People, including BBC journalists, are now copying my joke tweet about NBC commentators as fact :S #closingceremony

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Posted: 12th, August 2012 | In: Technology | Comment


Man Swallows Fly: NBC’s Mark Potter Has Breaking News

BECAUSE the media loves nothing more than talking about the media and how important it is, here’s NBC correspondent Mark Potter in Louisiana to report on the BP oil spill for the Today show and to illustrate the story “Man Swallows Fly”.

Back to the studio for a heated debate…

When Animals Attack: Pictures Of Animals Going For People

Posted: 21st, May 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment