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BBC uses photo of wrong George Floyd
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/12/2020 8:33:12 AM

The BBC slipped up during news coverage of George Floyd’s funeral with an image of another George Floyd used to illustrate the black man killed in Minneapolis police custody last month. BBC News’ mistake came late on Tuesday night as it reported on the funeral service for the 46-year-old Houston native that had taken place in his hometown, some hours earlier. Viewers on the BBC News channel were shown an image of the former New York Jets American footballer George Floyd, instead of the man whose death has sparked demonstrations against racism and police brutality around the world. A BBC

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W 6/12/2020 8:55:13 AM (No. 442029)
Pretty much sums up the degree of real concern the media has in the about George Floyd. "Just put up a picture of some black man. Whatever.".
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 6/12/2020 9:06:38 AM (No. 442052)
They all look alike - George Floyds, I mean.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/12/2020 9:18:26 AM (No. 442067)
At least the Beeb spelled the name right.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger 6/12/2020 9:26:37 AM (No. 442078)
I'm amused by the sloppiness in getting the wrong photo, heck I have seen better likenesses out of a rattle can. I'm appalled at the omission of Mr. Gentle Giant's past including holding a gun to a woman's pregnant belly while she was being burglarized. Why must he be deified? Do you think people are any less inclined to be outraged at his death because he was a felon? Oh I forgot they think the ends justify the means and are projecting that mentality on decent people.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41 6/12/2020 9:53:36 AM (No. 442118)
With all those funerals, you could be forgiven for thinking there was more than one. /s
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 6/12/2020 10:12:05 AM (No. 442154)
They all look the same to the Ivory Tower Liberals !
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/12/2020 10:50:13 AM (No. 442208)
The BBC went for a better looking image than the liver lipped criminal thug that was painted at the funeral while Al Sharpton bloviated to the crowd. Cherrio to the BBC they all look alike to you gents.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: czechlist 6/12/2020 11:19:05 AM (No. 442256)
The only way I can distinguish between MSDNC and BBC is the accent
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Smart11344 6/12/2020 11:47:47 AM (No. 442298)
LOL. The Black Broadcasting Corporation. Stop drinking tea.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/13/2020 3:28:30 AM (No. 442972)
Just own it. You made a mistake. George had as many funerals as McPain.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq 6/13/2020 7:55:01 AM (No. 443102)
File photo.
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