‘We are actually f***ed’: BBC airs swear-laden voiceover during Labour split (VIDEO)
Seven Labour MPs announced their decision to leave the party and set off on their own as an independent group on Monday morning, and the BBC was covering the event in London when viewers were surprised to hear the unexpected political commentary coming from someone off-screen.
The clip is under investigation, according to the BBC, which did not confirm or deny that an employee made the remarks.
“Due to an error, we inadvertently broadcast some background comments from another microphone during our coverage of the press conference this morning. We apologised on air once we realised our mistake,” a BBC spokesperson told The Guardian.Also on rt.com ‘Good riddance’: Twitter reacts to #LabourSplit as 7 MPs jump ship over Corbyn leadership
Giggling viewers who caught the gaffe took to Twitter to share their delight and provide their own commentary, while some speculated if the technical glitch was actually an insight into the station’s political preferences.
PMSL the BBC have left a mic on picking up someone saying "They're fucked" repeatedly— Dawn Foster (@DawnHFoster) February 18, 2019
I think all political news would be improved by someone muttering “we’re fucked” over it pic.twitter.com/MZVHhtZkZx— Alan White (@aljwhite) February 18, 2019
This is going to screw with a few “the BBC is anti-Corbyn” conspiracy theories. https://t.co/PGXGWk0u6J— James O'Malley (@Psythor) February 18, 2019
The Hot Mic is brilliant. "We're fucked", "He's mad"...is it a bbc fella in the studio ? https://t.co/oQOnn2C7g2— Paul Reynolds (@PaulFedayn) February 18, 2019
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